Russian race walker who won a silver medal at the 2012 Olympics and a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
She competed at the 2006 World Race Walking Cup.
She competed in and won at the 2007, 2009, and 2011 World Championships.
She was born in 1985 and grew up in Russia.
Her many victories led her to meet Russian president Dmitry Medvedev.