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Russia’s hammer thrower Tatyana Lysenko wins Olympic gold

August 11, 2012, 0:56 UTC+3

Tatyana Lysenko set a new Olympic record – 78.81 meters

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LONDON, August 11 (Itar-Tass) —— Russia’s Tatyana Lysenko has won the Olympic gold in women’s hammer throw in London. She also set a new Olympic record – 78.81 meters. The previous one was set at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

Lysenko was born in the Rostov Region on October 9, 1983. She participated in the 2004 Olympics in Athens. The holder of the 2011 world title. At the 2005 world championships she had the bronze. At the 2010 European championships Lysenko placed second. A triple winner of the Challenge Cup rounds.

A member of the CSKA sports club. On Russia’s national team list since 2002.

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