Svetlana Valentinovna Goncharenko

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Svetlana Valentinovna Goncharenko medal table


RussiaRussia Russia
Olympic games
bronze 2000 Sydney 4 × 400 m
World championships
gold 1999 Seville 4 × 400 m
silver 1995 Gothenburg 4 × 400 m
European championships
silver 1998 Budapest 4 × 400 m
silver 1994 Helsinki 400 m
Indoor world championships
gold 1999 Maebashi 4 × 400 m
gold 1997 Paris 4 × 400 m
gold 1995 Barcelona 4 × 400 m
silver 2004 Budapest 200 m
silver 1999 Maebashi 200 m
bronze 1997 Paris 200 m
European Indoor Championships
gold 1998 Valencia 200 m
gold 1994 Paris 400 m

Svetlana Walentinovna Goncharenko ( Russian Светлана Валентиновна Гончаренко ; born May 28, 1971 in Rostov-on-Don ) is a former Russian sprinter . She was particularly successful in the 200-meter run and with the Russian 4-by-400-meter relay .


She first appeared internationally in the 400-meter run . In 1994 she won the gold medal on this track at the European Indoor Championships in Paris and the silver medal at the European Championships in Helsinki behind the French Marie-José Pérec .

In 1995 she won the World Indoor Championships in Barcelona, the first of many international medals with the Russian 4 x 400 meter relay. The next followed in the same year with second place at the World Championships in Gothenburg .

At the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, however, she missed the relay to make it into the finals. In the 400-meter run she reached the semi-finals. At the World Indoor Championships in Paris in 1997 , she won the relay in the then world record time of 3: 26.84 minutes and won the bronze medal over 200 m.

In 1998 she was European indoor champion over 200 meters in Valencia and took second place in the relay at the European Championships in Budapest . In 1999 she was second in the 200-meter run behind the Romanian Ionela Târlea at the World Indoor Championships in Maebashi and won the gold medal with the relay in the then world record time of 3: 24.25 min. Another victory with the relay followed in the same year at the World Championships in Seville .

At the Olympic Games in Sydney in 2000 , she finished third in the Russian 4-by-400-meter relay together with Julija Sotnikowa , Olga Kotlyarova and Irina Priwalowa . Since the victorious US team was later disqualified for doping its runner Marion Jones , there is a possibility that the Russian team will move up one rank in the ranking.

At the 2004 World Indoor Championships in Budapest Goncharenko won the silver medal in the 200-meter run. She had originally only reached the goal in third place, but benefited from the subsequent disqualification of her compatriot Anastassija Kapatschinskaja for doping. In addition, Goncharenko was twice Russian champion, in 1996 over 400 and 1997 over 200 meters.

Svetlana Goncharenko was 1.76 m tall and weighed 61 kg.

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Individual evidence

  1. IOC announces more stringent measures in its fight against doping , April 10, 2008
  2. Russian Championships