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Anna Chicherova at the 2013 World Championships
Personal information
Born 22 July 1982 (1982-07-22) (age 39)
Yerevan, Armenian SSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.80 metres (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 57 kilograms (126 lb)
Sport
Country  Russia
Club CSKA Moscow
Now coaching Yevgeniy Zagorulko
Achievements and titles
World finals 1st (Daegu 2011)
Olympic finals 3rd (Beijing 2008) (DSQ),
1st (London 2012)
Updated on 29 August 2015.

Anna Vladimirovna Chicherova (Russian: Анна Владимировна Чичерова; born 22 July 1982) is a Russian high jumper. She was the gold medalist at the 2012 London Olympics and the 2011 World Championships in Athletics and originally was awarded a bronze medal in the event at the 2008 Summer Olympics. She was also runner-up at the World Championships in 2007 and 2009, and bronze medalist in 2013 and 2015.

In May 2016, it was reported that a retest of samples from the 2008 Games had found 31 positive findings for performance-enhancing drugs. One of those positive tests was admitted by her coach to belong to Chicherova. On 6 October 2016, the IOC confirmed that Chicherova had failed a doping test, due to the presence of turinabol in her 2008 sample, and stripped her of her bronze medal. The medal was ultimately reallocated to original 6th place finisher Chaunte Lowe, as the 4th and 5th place high jumpers in that final tested positive for their retests as well.

On 23 July 2018, the day after returning to a national competition to jump 1.90 m, the disqualification was granted, the athlete asked the IAAF to be able to participate in the 2018 European Athletics Championships.

At the beginning of 2019, she jumped 2.01 indoors twice, three days apart. At age 36, those jumps both equalled the Masters W35 World Record, though because they were indoors, they will not be recognized as the record.

In September 2019, Chicherova along with Elena Lashmanova were refused clearance for the IAAF World Athletics Championships.

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