Olga Kotlyarova

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Olga Kotlyarova
Medal record
Women's Athletics
Representing  Russia
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2000 Sydney 4 x 400 metres

Olga Kotlyarova (born April 12, 1976 in Sverdlovsk) is a Russian runner. She used to compete mainly in 400 metres, and has an Olympic bronze medal from 2000 in relay. She is also a world champion (indoor and outdoor) in this event.

In 2005 she concentrated more on the 800 metres distance, managing to set a new personal best and to finish fourth at the World Athletics Final.

In August 2006 she became the European Champion on the 800 metres.

Personal bests


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Russia
1994 World Junior Championships Lisbon, Portugal 20th (qf) 200m 24.58 (wind: +0.4m/s)
4th 4×400m relay 3:37.41
1996 European Indoor Championships Stockholm, Sweden 2nd 400 metres 51.70
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 1st 4x400m relay 3:26.84 WR
World Student Games Catania, Italy 2nd 400 metres 51.35
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 3rd 400 metres 50.38
2nd 4x400m relay 3:23.56
1999 World Indoor Championships Maebashi, Japan 1st 4x400m relay 3:24.25 WR
World Championships Seville, Spain 1st 4x400m relay 3:21.98
2000 Summer Olympics Sydney, Australia 3rd 4x400m relay 3:23.46
2001 World Indoor Championships Lisboa, Portugal 2nd 400 metres 51.56
1st 4x400m relay 3:30.00
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 1st 4x400m relay 3:23.88 WR
2006 European Championships Goteborg, Sweden 1st 800m 1:57.38