Lyudmyla Jyhalova

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Ljudmyla Dschyhalowa ( Ukrainian Людмила Джигалова , Eng. Transcription Lyudmyla Dzhyhalova, Russian Людмила Станиславовна Джигалова - Lyudmila Stanislavovna Dschigalowa - Lyudmila Dzhigalova; ) (* 22. January 1962 in Kharkiv ) is a former Ukrainian sprinter who, for the Soviet Union starting, Olympic champion and World champion in the 4 x 400 meter relay was.

She was a member of the relay that won the title at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, but was only used in the preliminary round. At the European Athletics Championships in 1990 in Split, she won the silver medal behind the relay of the GDR together with Jelena Winogradowa , Jelena Rusina and Tazzjana Ljadouskaja . Jigalova also took sixth place in the 400-meter run .

At the World Athletics Championships in Tokyo in 1991 , the Soviet relay won the title in front of the teams of the United States and Germany in the line-up Tazjana Ljadouskaja, Dschyhalowa, Olga Nazarowa and Olha Wladykina-Bryshina . Dschyhalowa finally crowned her career with the relay victory at the 1992 Olympic Games , where she competed as an athlete in the United Team of the CIS . Together with Jelena Rusina, Olga Nazarowa and Olha Wladykina-Bryshina, she relegated the squadrons of the United States and Great Britain to the places.

In 1993, Djyhalova tested positive for anabolic steroids . She was banned for four years for doping .

Lyudmyla Dschyhalowa is 1.76 m tall and weighed 62 kg at competition times.

Personal bests

  • 400 m: 50.33 s, July 6, 1990, Kiev
    • Hall: 52.19 s, March 10, 1991, Seville

Individual evidence

  1. Ukrainian Runner Banned , The New York Times August 15, 1993

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