Russian javelin thrower who has won gold at competitions like the 2011 World Championships in Athletics and 2013 Summer Universiade. She competed in her first Olympic Games in 2008, where she took home the silver medal.
She was born in Stavropol and came in fourth at the World Youth Championships in 2003.
She set a Russian record of 71.99 meters at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics.
She married and had children with German javelin thrower Dmitriy Tarabin.
She was the runner-up to Norway's Andreas Thorkildsen at the 2008 Summer Olympics.