Natalia Viktorovna Nazarova

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Natalja Wiktorowna Nasarowa ( Russian Наталья Викторовна Назарова , English transcription Natalya Nazarova ; born May 26, 1979 in Moscow ) is a former Russian athlete .

She has been running in the Russian 4 x 400 meter relay since 1999, but has also won international medals in the 400 meter run alone . With a total of six world championship titles in the hall, she is one of the most successful female athletes.

With a height of 1.68 m, her competition weight was 57 kg.


In 1998 Natalia Nasarowa won the Junior World Championships in Annecy over 400 meters and won silver in the relay. At the World Indoor Championships in Maebashi in 1999 , the Russian relay team with Tatjana Tschebykina , Svetlana Goncharenko , Olga Kotlyarova and Nazarova as the final runner ran an indoor world record in 3: 24.25 minutes and won before the relay teams from Australia and the USA. In the summer at the World Championships in Seville , Nazarova finished sixth in 50.61 s. The season won the world championship with the same line-up as in Maebashi in 3: 21.98 minutes with an eleven hundredths of a second ahead of the Americans.

At the European Indoor Championships in Ghent in 2000 , Nasarowa was second over 400 meters in 51.69 s behind Swetlana Pospelowa in 51.66 s. In Sydney at the Olympic Games 2000 she was eliminated in the semifinals, in the relay she was only used in the preliminary run. Since the season was third in the final, it was also honored with bronze. At the European Championships in Munich in 2002 , Nazarova won silver with the Russian relay in 3: 25.59 minutes behind the German relay.

The 2003 World Indoor Championships took place in Birmingham. Nasarowa won gold in 50.83 s ahead of Christine Amertil (BAH) in 51.11 s. The season with the cast Natalja Antjuch , Julija Petschonkina , Olesja Sykina and Nazarowa won in 3: 28.45 min, well ahead of the seasons from Jamaica and the United States. At the 2003 World Championships in Paris / Saint-Denis, Nasarowa was fourth in 49.98 s, three hundredths of a second behind Amy Mbacke Thiam from Senegal. The relay with Sykina, Pechonkina, Anastassija Kapatschinskaja and Nazarowa won silver in 3: 22.91 minutes behind the US relay with a hundredth of a second ahead of the third-placed Jamaicans.

At the World Indoor Championships in Budapest in 2004 , Nazarova won in 50.19 s. The relay with Olesja Krasnomowez , Kotljarowa, Tatiana Levina and Nazarowa set a new indoor world record with 3: 23.88 min and won ahead of the relays from Belarus and Romania. In Athens at the 2004 Olympic Games , Nazarova was eighth in 50.68 s. In the season Krasnomowez, Nasarowa, Sykina and Antjuch won silver in 3: 20.16 minutes behind the season from the USA and before the season from Jamaica.

In her hometown Nasarowa was fourth over 400 meters in the 2006 World Indoor Championships in 50.60 s. In the season, Levina, Nazarova, Forschewa (formerly Krasnomowez) and Antjuch won in 3: 24.91 minutes ahead of the seasons from the USA and Belarus.

At the 2007 World Championships in Osaka, she took fourth place with the relay.

Nasarowa was the Russian champion over 400 meters in 1999, 2000, 2003 and 2004. She ran her best time of 49.65 s at the Russian Championships in Tula in 2004 . On January 8, 2004, Nasarowa set an indoor world record in 1: 07.36 minutes on the rarely run distance of 500 meters and improved the sixteen-year-old best time of Russian Olga Nasarova .


  • Peter Matthews (Ed.): Athletics 2006. The international Track and Field Annual. SportsBooks, Cheltenham 2006, ISBN 1-899807-34-9 .

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