Larisa Turchinskaya, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Larisa Turchinskaya

Russian heptathlete

Date of Birth: 29-Apr-1965

Place of Birth: Kostroma, Kostroma Oblast, Russia

Profession: athletics competitor

Nationality: Russia, Australia

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Larisa Turchinskaya

  • Larisa Turchinskaya (Russian: ?????? ??????????), née Nikitina (????????), born 29 April 1965 in Kostroma, is a retired Russian heptathlete. Her personal best result is 7007 points, achieved on 10–11 June 1989 in Bryansk.
  • This result remained the European record, until Carolina Klüft achieved 7032 points at the 2007 World Championships in Athletics.
  • This performance still ranks Turchinskaya fourth on the world all time-performers list. She was the runner-up at the 1994 Hypo-Meeting with a score of 6596 points. Turchinskaya won a silver medal at the 1990 Goodwill Games, but was later disqualified, after having tested positive for amphetamines.Turchinskaya lives in Melbourne, Australia and still contributes to the sport - coaching many young Australian athletes. Her daughter, Sarah, was born in 2005.

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