Lyudmyla Dzhyhalova
Medal record
Women's Athletics
Olympic Games
Representing the  Soviet Union
Gold medal – first place 1988 Seoul 4 x 400 metres
Representing the  Unified Team
Gold medal – first place 1992 Barcelona 4 x 400 metres
World Championships
Representing the  Soviet Union
Gold medal – first place 1991 Tokyo 4 x 400 metres

Lyudmyla Stanislavivna Dzhyhalova (also Lyudmila Dzhigalova, Ukrainian: Людмила Станіславівна Джигалова; born 22 January 1962) is a retired athlete who competed mainly in the 400 metres. She trained at Spartak in Kharkiv and represented the Soviet Union and the Unified Team.

She was born in Kharkiv and competed for the USSR in the 1988 Summer Olympics, where she placed third in the 4 x 400 metres relay heats with the team, but was substituted by Tatyana Ledovskaya in the finals. Four years later Dzhigalova competed for the Unified Team in the 1992 Summer Olympics held in Barcelona, Spain in the 4 x 400 metres where she won the gold medal with her team mates Yelena Ruzina, Olga Nazarova and 400m silver medalist Olga Bryzgina.

She received a four-year ban from athletics after failing a drugs test, having been positive for steroids in an out-of-competition test.[1]

See also


  1. ^ Litsky, Frank (1993-08-15). TRACK AND FIELD; Nigerian Runner Disputes Drug Report. New York Times. Retrieved on 2010-08-30.