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Medal record

Tatyana Lebedeva being interviewed at the 2007 World Championships
Competitor for  Russia
Women's athletics
Olympic Games
Silver 2008 Beijing Triple jump
Silver 2008 Beijing Long jump
Gold 2004 Athens Long jump
Bronze 2004 Athens Triple jump
Silver 2000 Sydney Triple jump
World Championships
Gold 2001 Edmonton Triple jump
Gold 2003 Paris Triple jump
Gold 2007 Osaka Long jump
Silver 2007 Osaka Triple jump
Silver 2009 Berlin Long jump
World Indoor Championships
Gold 2004 Budapest Triple jump
Gold 2004 Budapest Long jump
Silver 2001 Lisbon Triple jump
European Championships
Gold 2006 Gothenburg Triple jump
European Indoor Championships
Gold 2000 Ghent Triple jump

Tatyana Romanovna Lebedeva (Russian: Татьяна Романовна Лебедева, born July 21, 1976 in Sterlitamak) is a Russian athlete who competes in both the long jump and triple jump events. She is one of most successful athletes in the disciplines, having won gold medals at Olympic, world and European levels. She has a long jump best of 7.33 m and holds the indoor world record mark of 15.36 m in the triple jump.

Her first successes came in the triple jump in 2000, when she won European Indoor gold medal and a silver at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. She became the World Champion the following year in addition to a silver medal at the world indoors. After retaining her triple jump title at the 2003 World Championships, she decided to take up the long jump as well. The move paid dividends: she broke the indoor world record in the triple jump at the 2004 World Indoor Championships and won a second gold in the long jump. She won her first Olympic gold medal in the long jump event at the 2004 Athens Olympics and also won the bronze in the triple jump competition.

An injury forced her out of the 2005 World Championships but she excelled on the IAAF Golden League circuit: she went undefeated and received the entire jackpot prize of US$1 million. She became European champion for the first time with a win at the 2006 European Athletics Championships in the triple jump. Lebedeva reached the podium twice at the 2007 World Championships taking long jump gold and triple jump silver, and she earned two silver medals in her disciplines at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. She won the long jump silver medal at the 2009 World Championships (her eighth medal on the world podium), although she could not match this form in the triple jump.

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Career

In the finals of the 2004 World Indoor Championships, after equalling Ashia Hansen's triple jump indoor world record with her first jump, Lebedeva then improved on this twice finishing with a mark of 15.36 metres.[1]

In 2004 for the second Summer Olympic Games in a row, Lebedeva went into the triple jump competition as favourite, but could only pick up a minor medal. This time she received the bronze, which was one place lower than her silver medal won in Sydney four years earlier. Later in the games she led Russia to a clean sweep in the long jump, winning by a mere 2 cm from Irina Simagina and Tatyana Kotova.

In 2005, she missed the World Championships due to injury, but became the sole winner of the IAAF Golden League jackpot, a bonus of USD 1 million awarded to athletes who win their event at each of six designated European summer meets. That year, she concentrated on the triple jump.

In September, 2002 Lebedeva gave birth to a daughter, whom she named Nastya.

Personal bests

Event Best Location Date
Long jump 7.33 m Tula, Russia 31 July 2004
Long jump (indoor) 6.98 m Budapest, Hungary 7 March 2004
Triple jump 15.34 m Heraklion, Greece 4 July 2004
Triple jump (indoor) 15.36 m Budapest, Hungary 6 March 2004

Competition record

Celebrating victory in Osaka in 2007.
Lebedeva leaping at the Berlin World Championships in 2009.
Year Competition Venue Event Position Notes
1994 World Junior Championships Lisbon, Portugal Triple jump 3rd
1998 IAAF World Cup Johannesburg, South Africa Triple jump 2nd
Goodwill Games New York, United States Triple jump 2nd
2000 Summer Olympics Sydney, Australia Triple jump 2nd
European Cup Gateshead, England Triple jump 1st
European Indoor Championships Ghent, Belgium Triple jump 1st
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada Triple jump 1st
World Indoor Championships Lisbon, Portugal Triple jump 2nd
Goodwill Games Brisbane, Australia Triple jump 1st
European Cup Bremen, Germany Triple jump 1st
2003 World Championships Paris, France Triple jump 1st
1st IAAF World Athletics Final Monaco Triple jump 1st
Russian Indoor Championships Triple jump 1st
2004 Summer Olympics Athens, Greece Triple jump 3rd
Long jump 1st
World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary Triple jump 1st Indoor world record
Long jump 1st
2005 IAAF Golden League European circuit Triple jump 1st Won USD 1 million jackpot
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden Triple jump 1st
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan Long jump 1st
Triple jump 2nd
2008 Summer Olympics Beijing, PR China Triple jump 2nd
Long jump 2nd
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany Triple jump 6th
Long jump 2nd

References

  1. ^ Golden Lebedeva celebrates as coach scowls. ABC (2004-03-07). Retrieved on 2010-03-18.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Brazil Maurren Higa Maggi
Women's Long Jump Best Year Performance
2004
Succeeded by
Russia Irina Simagina







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