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Darya Klishina
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Klishina at the 2011 European Athletics U23 Championships
Personal information
Native name Дарья Игоревна Клишина
Nationality Russian
Born (1991-01-15) 15 January 1991 (age 33)
Tver, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.80 m
Country  Russia
Sport Women's athletics
Event(s) Long jump
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) Long jump: 7.05 m (Ostrava 2011)
Medal record
European Championships
Bronze 2014 Zürich Long jump
European Indoor Championships
Gold 2011 Paris Long jump
Gold 2013 Gothenburg Long jump
Gold 2013 Kazan Long jump
Representing  Authorised Neutral Athletes
World Championships
Silver 2017 London Long jump

Darya Igorevna Klishina (Russian: Дарья Игоревна Клишина, born 15 January 1991) is a Russian long jumper.

Early life

Klishina was born in 1991 in Tver, Russian SFSR. At the age of eight, she began playing volleyball, and at thirteen changed her preference for athletics in long jump.


Darya Klishina Paris 2011
Klishina at the 2011 European Athletics Indoor Championships

Klishina achieved a jump of 7.03 metres on 26 June 2010, a Russian junior record, and the second best junior mark of all time. This jump was also the second best jump in the world that year, behind only her teammate Olga Kucherenko's mark of 7.13 metres. Despite her dominance in the long jump in 2010, Klishina did not compete at the 2010 World Junior Championships in Athletics. In 2013, she moved from Russia to the United States.

In 2016, Klishina was approved to compete at the 2016 Summer Olympics through special permission granted by the IAAF. The IAAF had suspended the Russian national federation from competing due to breach of anti-doping rules, and Klishina was the only member of the athletics team allowed to compete. This decision was initially reversed on 13 August 2016. Klishina immediately appealed the decision, saying that she was "a clean athlete and have proved that already many times and beyond any doubt. Based in the US for three years now, I have been almost exclusively tested outside of the Anti-Doping system in question. I am falling victim to those who created a system of manipulating our beautiful sport and is guilty of using it for political purposes." On 15 August 2016, the eve of the long jump event, Klishina's appeal was upheld, allowing her to compete. She qualified for the long jump final, finishing ninth. For the first time in 20 years, Russian women failed to win an Olympic medal in the long jump.

Klishina competed as an authorised neutral athlete at the 2017 World Championships in Athletics in London. She won the silver medal with a season-best jump of 7.00 metres.

International competitions

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Russia
2007 World Youth Championships Ostrava, Czech Republic 1st 6.47 m
European Youth Olympics Belgrade, Serbia 1st 6.43 m
2009 European Junior Championships Novi Sad, Serbia 1st 6.80 m
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 5th 6.62 m
2011 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 1st 6.80 m
European U23 Championships Ostrava, Czech Republic 1st 7.05 m
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 7th 6.50 m
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 4th 6.85 m
2013 European Indoor Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 1st 7.01 m
Universiade Kazan, Russia 1st 6.90 m
World Championships Moscow, Russia 7th 6.76 m
2014 World Indoor Championships Sopot, Poland 7th 6.51 m
European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 3rd 6.65 m
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 10th 6.65 m
2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 9th 6.63 m
Competing for  Authorised Neutral Athletes
2017 European Indoor Championships Belgrade, Serbia 4th 6.84 m
World Championships London, United Kingdom 2nd 7.00 m
2021 Olympic Games Tokyo, Japan NM

Personal bests

Event Best (m) Venue Date
Long jump (outdoor) 7.05 (1.1 m/s) Ostrava, Czech Republic 17 July 2011
Long jump (indoor) 7.01 Gothenburg, Sweden 2 March 2013

See also

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