Height 1.78 m
Weight 85 kg
|Name Mariya Abakumova|
Events Javelin throw
Club CSKA Moscow
|Born 15 January 1986 (age 29) (1986-01-15) Stavropol|
Silver medals Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's Javelin Throw
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Mariya abakumova sopra i 70 metri
Mariya Vasiliyevna Abakumova (Russian: Мария Васильевна Абакумова; born 15 January 1986) is a Russian track and field athlete who competes in the javelin throw. She won gold at the 2011 World Championships, where she threw a Russian and Championship record of 71.99 metres. This throw also ranks her second on the overall list.
Abakumova is a two-time Olympian; she has competed at the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics. She won silver at the former with a throw of 70.78 m and finished in tenth place at the latter with a throw of 59.34 m. In 2013, she won the Summer Universiade with a throw of 65.12 m and later that year she won bronze at the World Championships with a 65.09 m throw.
In May 2016, it was reported that Abakumova was one of 14 Russian athletes, and nine medalists, implicated in doping following the retesting of urine from the 2008 Olympic Games. Abakumova was named by Russian press agency TASS as having failed the retest, which was undertaken following the Russian doping scandal of 2015 and 2016. If confirmed, under IOC and IAAF rules, Abakumova stands to lose all results, medals and records from the date of the original test to May 2016. On 13 September 2016, her doping was confirmed by the IOC. Her results at the 2008 Summer Olympics were voided, and she had to return the medal she had won.