Yelena Churakova

Yelena Churakova
Yelena Churakova 2012.jpg
Yelena Churakova at the 2012 Summer Olympics
Personal information
Born(1986-12-16) December 16, 1986 (age 30)
Height1.74 m (5 ft 8 â„2 in)
Weight56 kg (123 lb)
Country Russia
Event(s)400 metres hurdles


Yelena Anatolyevna Churakova (Russian: Елена Анатольевна Чуракова, given birth to Dec 16, 1986) is a Russian monitor and field sportsman who specialises in the 400 metres hurdles. She participated in the 2012 Olympics, achieving a semifinal. In January 2013, she tested positive for testosterone and on April 2 was disqualified for just two years.

International competitions

Year Competition Location Position Event Records 2009 Globe Championships Berlin, Germany 5th (sf) 400 m hurdles 56.11 2011 Globe Championships Daegu, South Korea 8th 400 m hurdles 55.17 2012 Western Championships Helsinki, Finland 5th 400 m hurdles 54.78 (PB) Olympic Video games London, UK 5th (sf) 400 m hurdles 55.70