Olha Zemlyak
Zemlyak in 2014
Personal information
Born (1990-01-16) 16 January 1990 (age 32)
Rivne, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight55 kg (121 lb)
Sport
Country Ukraine
SportAthletics
Event(s)Sprint

Olha Zemlyak (Ukrainian: Ольга Миколаївна Земляк; born 16 January 1990) is a Ukrainian athlete who competes in the sprint.

Career

Zemlyak won the gold medal with Ukraine at the 2012 European Athletics Championships in Helsinki in the 4 × 400 metres relay.

Doping suspensions

Zemlyak tested positive for norandrosterone at the 2009 European Athletics Junior Championships and was subsequently banned from sports for two years.[1][2][3][4] Her results from the championships were annulled, and Ukraine lost the 4 × 400 metre relay gold.[3][5] The competition ban ended 24 August 2011.[2]

Zemlyak then tested positive again on the eve of the 2017 World Championships in Athletics and was suspended from competing in the championships.[6]

In March 2019, the CAS confirmed that Zemlyak committed the anti-doping rule infractions and confirmed the UAF Executive Committee decisions about disqualification of Zemlyak for eight years starting from 5 July 2016.[7] Her results at the 2016 Olympic Games were annulled.[8]

Competition record

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Ukraine
2008 World Junior Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 18th (sf) 400 m 54.66
2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:34.20
2009 European Junior Championships Novi Sad, Serbia DSQ (4th) 400 m (54.46) Doping
DSQ (1st) 4 × 400 m relay (3:35.82) Doping
2012 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 4th 400 m 52.01
1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:25.07 (EL)
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 3rd 4 × 400 m relay 3:23.57
2014 European Team Championships Braunschweig, Germany 3rd 400 m 52.28
1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:27.66
European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 2nd 400 m 51.36
2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:24.32
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 27th (h) 400 m 52.00
5th 4 × 400 m relay 3:25.94
2016 European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 14th (sf) 400 m 52.58
6th 4 × 400 m relay 3:27.64
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil DSQ (7th) 400 m 51.24
DSQ (5th) 4 × 400 m relay 3:26.64

References

  1. ^ "IAAF News 2009, Issue 99-108". iaaf.org. IAAF. Retrieved 10 October 2015.[dead link]
  2. ^ a b "Athletes currently ineligible to compete in Athletics following an Anti-Doping Rule Violation January 2010". IAAF. Archived from the original on February 6, 2010. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  3. ^ a b Alfonz Juck's EME News: December 12 EME NEWS (DEC 12, 2009) Archived March 4, 2016, at the Wayback Machine, Track&Field News, 12 December 2009
  4. ^ Olha Zemlyak, Tilastopaja Oy[dead link]
  5. ^ EAA: 20th European Athletics Junior Championships Novi Sad SRB 23 - 26 July Archived 2015-07-09 at the Wayback Machine, european-athletics-statistics.org
  6. ^ "The World Athletics Championships haven't started and two athletes have already failed drug tests". 4 August 2017.
  7. ^ https://www.tas-cas.org/fileadmin/user_upload/CAS_Media_Release_5654_5655.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  8. ^ https://stillmed.olympic.org/media/Document%20Library/OlympicOrg/News/2020/06/Medal%20reallocations_%20IOC%20EB_2.pdf[bare URL PDF]