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2011 European Athletics U23 Championships – Women's 800 metres

The women's 800 metres at the 2011 European Athletics U23 Championships were held at the Městský stadion on 14 and 15 July.

On 30 April 2013, it was announced that the winner of the gold medal, Elena Arzhakova had been suspended for two years from January 2013 for a doping violation, and was to be stripped of all results gained since July 11, 2011.[1]


Gold Turkey Merve Aydın
Turkey (TUR)
Silver United Kingdom Lynsey Sharp
Great Britain (GBR)
Bronze Russia Aleksandra Bulanova
Russia (GBR)

Before reclassification under IAAF antidoping rules

Gold Russia Elena Arzhakova
Russia (RUS)
Silver Turkey Merve Aydın
Turkey (TUR)
Bronze United Kingdom Lynsey Sharp
Great Britain (GBR)


Date Time Round
14 July 2011 16:35 Round 1
15 July 2011 16:40 Final



Qualification: First 3 in each heat (Q) and 2 best performers (q) advance to the Final.[2]

Rank Heat Name Nationality React Time Notes
1 2 Mirela Lavric  Romania 2:04.00 Q
2 2 Katarzyna Broniatowska  Poland 2:04.45 Q
3 1 Merve Aydın  Turkey 2:04.48 Q
4 1 Lynsey Sharp  Great Britain 2:04.58 Q
5 2 Elena Arzhakova  Russia DQ Q
6 1 Alexandra Bulanova  Russia 2:04.72 Q
7 1 Selina Büchel   Switzerland 2:04.85 q, PB
8 2 Anne Kesselring  Germany 2:04.90 q
9 2 Natalija Piliušina  Lithuania 2:05.56
10 1 Joanna Jóźwik  Poland 2:06.07
11 1 Eléni Theodorakopoúlou  Greece 2:07.04
11 2 Monika Flis  Poland 2:07.04
13 1 Mihaela Nunu  Romania 2:07.49
14 2 Olha Bibik  Ukraine 2:08.92



Rank Name Nationality React Time Notes
1st place, gold medalist(s) Merve Aydın  Turkey 2:00.46 SB
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Lynsey Sharp  Great Britain 2:00.65 PB
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Alexandra Bulanova  Russia 2:01.40
4 Anne Kesselring  Germany 2:02.97
5 Selina Büchel   Switzerland 2:04.25 PB
6 Katarzyna Broniatowska  Poland 2:04.62
7 Mirela Lavric  Romania 2:12.99
DQ Elena Arzhakova  Russia DQ


According to an unofficial count, 14 athletes from 10 countries participated in the event.


  1. ^ When ratified, this will mean Arzhakova will be stripped of her gold medal, which will then be awarded to Merve Aydın. Lynsey Sharp and Alexandra Bulanova will also each be awarded an upgraded medal [1] Archived 2013-08-02 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Round 1 results" (PDF). European Athletic Association. Retrieved 15 July 2011.
  3. ^ "Final results" (PDF). European Athletic Association. Retrieved 15 July 2011.
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