Tatyana Ledovskaya

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Tatyana Ledovskaya
Medal record
Women's Athletics
Representing  Soviet Union
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1988 Seoul 4 x 400 m relay
Silver medal – second place 1988 Seoul 400 m hurdles
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1991 Tokyo 400 m hurdles
Gold medal – first place 1991 Tokyo 4x400 m relay
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1990 Split 400 m hurdles
Silver medal – second place 1990 Split 4 x 400 m relay

Tatyana Mikhailovna Ledovskaya (Belarusian: Тацяна Міхайлаўна Ледаўская, Russian: Татьяна Михайловна Ледовская; born 21 May 1966 in Shchyokino, Tula Oblast) is a retired athlete who competed mainly in the 400 metres hurdles. She represented the Soviet Union and later, Belarus, training in Minsk.


She competed for the USSR in the 1988 Summer Olympics held in Seoul, South Korea in the 400 metre hurdles, where she won the silver medal. She followed this up with a leg in the 4 x 400 metres relay where she won the gold medal with her teammates individual gold medalist Olga Bryzgina, individual bronze medalist Olga Nazarova and Mariya Pinigina, setting a new world record of 3:15.17 minutes which is still unbeaten (as of 2014).[1] Ledovskaya is also the 1991 World Champion in 400 m hurdles and 4 × 400 m relay. She later represented Belarus, including at the 1996 Olympics.

Ledovskaya was awarded the Order of the Badge of Honor.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Soviet Union /  Belarus
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 2nd 400 m hurdles 53.18
1st 4 × 400 m 3:15.17
1989 World Cup Barcelona, Spain 2nd 400 m hurdles 54.86
1990 European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 1st 400 m hurdles 53.62
2nd 4 × 400 m 3:23.34
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 1st 400 m hurdles 53.16
1st 4 × 400 m 3:18.43
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 4th 400 m hurdles 54.31
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany semi-final 400 m hurdles 54.60
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden semi-final 400 m hurdles Disq (56.03 in ht)
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States semi-final 400 m hurdles 54.99


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Sporting positions
Preceded by Women's 400m Hurdles Best Year Performance
1990 — 1991
Succeeded by
United Kingdom Sally Gunnell

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