Yuliya Pechonkina

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Birthday
21, 1978
Birthplace
Russia
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
21, 1978 (age 41)
Birthplace
Russia

About

Russian sprinter and hurdler who won gold medals in the 400 meter hurdles and 4x400 meter relay events at the 2005 World Championships in Athletics. She set a world record in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 52.34 seconds.

Before Fame

She was born in Krasnoyarsk and first found international success at the World Indoor Championships in 2001.

Trivia

She missed both the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2009 World Championships due to a case of sinusitis.

Family Life

She married sprinter Yevgeniy Pechonkin.

Associated With

She and Christine Ohuruogu are both World Indoor Champions in the women's 4×400 meter relay.