Mariya Ryemyen
Personal information
Born (1987-08-02) August 2, 1987 (age 36)
Makiivka, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7+12 in)
Weight61 kg (134 lb)
Country Ukraine
SportTrack and field
Event4 × 100m relay
Medal record

Mariya Ryemyen (Ukrainian: Марія Рємєнь; born 2 August 1987, Makiivka[1]) is a Ukrainian sprint athlete who specializes in the 100 metres. Ryemyen was part (with Nataliya Pohrebnyak, Olesya Povh and Yelizaveta Bryzhina) of the Ukrainian women's 4 × 100 m that won gold during the 2010 European Athletics with 42.29 – the fastest time in the world that year.[2]


She finished seventh at the 2009 European U23 Championships.[3] She also competed at the 2010 World Indoor Championships without reaching the final.[4]

In the 4 x 100 metres relay she competed at the 2009 World Championships without reaching the final.[5] At the 2009 European U23 Championships the Ukrainian team failed to finish the race.[6]

Her personal best times are 7.15 seconds in the 60 metres (indoor), achieved in March 2011 in Paris; and 11.27 seconds in the 100 metres, achieved in June 2011 in Montreuil-sous-Bois.[4]

In 2011, she competed for Fenerbahçe Athletics in Turkey.[7] At the 2012 Olympics Maria represented the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the sports club "Ukraina". At the 2012 Olympic Games in London she and her teammates Olesya Povh, Hrystyna Stuy and Yelizaveta Bryzghina took the bronze medals in the 4 x 100 metres relay by setting a new national record.[8][9]

She served a two-year doping ban for the use of a prohibited substance, methandienone. The ban lasted from 10 January 2014 to 2 March 2016.[10]


  1. ^ "Mariya Riemien Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Archived from the original on 2020-04-18. Retrieved 2017-04-11.
  2. ^ Chris Tomlinson secures European long jump bronze, BBC (August 1, 2010)
  3. ^ "Results 100m Women". European Athletics. 17 July 2009. Retrieved 18 March 2010.
  4. ^ a b Mariya Ryemyen at World Athletics Edit this at Wikidata
  5. ^ "Women 4x100m Relay Athletics World Championship 2009 Berlin (GER)". Todor Krastev. Retrieved 18 March 2010.
  6. ^ "Results 4x100m Relay Women". European Athletics. 19 July 2009. Retrieved 18 March 2010.
  7. ^ "Yıldız savaşları". Milliyet (in Turkish). 2011-04-21. Retrieved 2012-08-06.
  8. ^ "International Association of Athletics Federations". Retrieved 2012-08-12.
  9. ^ USA smash world 4x100m relay record to win Olympic gold, BBC Sport (10 August 2012)
  10. ^ IAAF list of athletes suspended for doping