Meet Russian hammer thrower Tatyana Lysenko. See photos, video and a biography of Tatyana below.
Tatyana Lysenko is in the news as it has been reported by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) that she has been banned from competition for two years, stemming from Lysenko having tested positive last year for “6a-methylandrostendione”, which is an anti-oestrogenic agent that blocks female hormones. Judging from the pictures below, she does look somewhat “manly”.
Because of the ban, she will no longer participate in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and will lose records that were placed by her for two years from May 9, 2007. Her world record of 78.61m on May 26, 2007 has been disqualified.
She is eligible to compete again on July 14, 2009.
As a biography, Tatyana Lysenko was born on October 9, 1093 in Bataysk, Russia.
She had her first world record hammer throw of 77.06 meters on July 15, 2005. Her record was broken on June 12, 2006 by Gulfiya Khanafeyeva, who threw 77.26 meters. Lysenko went on to throw 77.41 meters in June 2006 and 77.80 meters in August 2006. See more of her records here.
Her world record throw of 78.61 meters on May 26, 2007 has been disqualified. Her ban from competition will run two years and any records made by Lysenko starting May 9, 2007 have been disqualified.
Photos and Video of Tatyana Lysenko are below.