Yuliya Pechonkina

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Yuliya Pechonkina
Yuliya Pechonkina Osaka07.jpg
Pechonkina in Osaka 2007
Personal information
Born (1978-04-21) 21 April 1978 (age 39)
Krasnoyarsk, Soviet Union

Yuliya Sergeyevna Pechonkina, née Nosova (Russian: Юлия Серге́евна Печёнкина, born 21 April 1978 in Krasnoyarsk) is a Russian former athlete who specialized in the 400 metres hurdles and 4 x 400 metres relay.


She holds the current world record in both 400 m hurdles (52.34 seconds achieved on 8 August 2003 in Tula) and the rarely contested 4 x 200 metres relay indoor (1:32.41 with Yekaterina Kondratyeva, Irina Khabarova and Yuliya Gushchina).

She had a recurring problem with sinusitis, an illness which caused her to miss both the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2009 World Championships in Berlin.[1] Given her ill health, she decided to retire from athletics soon after the World Championships and instead took a job in the banking sector.[2]

She has an annual meet held in Yerino named after her, under the title Yuliya Pechonkina Prizes.[3]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Russia
1996 World Junior Championships Sydney, Australia 400m hurdles DNF
6th 4 × 400 m relay 3:37.34
2001 World Indoor Championships Lisbon, Portugal 1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:30.00
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 2nd 400 m hurdles 54.27
3rd 4 × 400 m relay 3:24.92
2002 European Indoor Championships Vienna, Austria 5th 400 m 52.91
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, England 1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:28.45
World Championships Paris, France 3rd 400 m hurdles 53.71
2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:22.91
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 8th 400 m hurdles 55.79
2005 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:28.00 CR
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 1st 400 m hurdles 52.90
1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:20.95
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 2nd 400 m hurdles 53.80
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 2nd 400 m hurdles 53.50

Personal bests


  1. ^ Hurdler Pechonkina to miss Berlin. BBC Sport (2009-08-08). Retrieved on 2009-08-09.
  2. ^ Illness ends Pechonkina's career. BBC Sport (2009-09-28). Retrieved on 2009-09-28.
  3. ^ Yuliya Pechonkina Prizes. Russian Athletics. Retrieved on 2014-02-26.

External links

  • Yuliya Pechonkina profile at IAAF
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Nezha Bidouane
Women's 400 m hurdles season's best
Succeeded by
Faní Halkiá
Preceded by
Faní Halkiá
Women's 400 m hurdles season's best
Succeeded by
Lashinda Demus

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