Yuliya Aleksandrovna Gushchina (Russian: Ю́лия Александровна Гу́щина, born 4 March 1983 in Novocherkassk, Rostov Oblast) is a Russian sprinter who specializes in the 200 metres.
Gushchina represented Russia at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing competing at the 4x100 metres relay, together with Aleksandra Fedoriva, Yuliya Chermoshanskaya and Yevgeniya Polyakova. In their first round heat they placed second behind Jamaica, but in front of Germany and China. Their time of 42.87 seconds was also the second time overall out of sixteen participating nations but in August 2016 they got disqualified after Kapachinskaya failed a drug test after the 2008 samples were retested. With this result they qualified for the final in which they sprinted to 42.31 seconds, the first place and the gold medal. Belgium and Nigeria took the other medals. The Jamaican team did not finish due to a mistake in the baton exchange.
In the 2009 World Championships in Berlin, Gushchina changed from the 400 m to the 200 m and competed, she reached the 200 m semi-finals but narrowly missed out to the finals, in the 4 × 100 m relay Russia were fourth in the final a great disappointment, Jamaica won, Bahamas 2nd and Germany 3rd.
In the 2013 World Championships in Moscow Gushchina was successfully back to the 400 m and she won the gold medal at the 4 × 400 m relay.
|2002||World Junior Championships||Kingston, Jamaica||11th (sf)||200m||24.12 (wind: +0.4 m/s)|
|3rd||4 × 400 m relay||3:30.72|
|2003||European U23 Championships||Bydgoszcz, Poland||5th||200m||23.59 (wind: 1.0 m/s)|
|1st||4 × 400 m relay||3:29.55|
|2005||European Indoor Championships||Madrid, Spain||–||200 m||DQ|
|World Championships||Helsinki, Finland||6th||200 m||22.75|
|–||4 × 100 m relay||DNF|
|World Athletics Final||Monte Carlo, Monaco||6th||200 m||23.18|
|2006||European Championships||Gothenburg, Sweden||5th||100 m||11.31|
|1st||4 × 100 m relay||42.71|
|2007||European Indoor Championships||Birmingham, United Kingdom||17th (h)||60 m||7.31|
|World Championships||Osaka, Japan||5th||4 × 100 m relay||42.97|
|2008||World Indoor Championships||Valencia, Spain||1st||4 × 400 m relay||3:28.17|
|Olympic Games||Beijing, China||4th||400 m||50.01|
|1st||4 × 100 m relay||42.31|
|2nd||4 × 400 m relay||3:18.82|
|2009||World Championships||Berlin, Germany||17th (sf)||200 m||23.24|
|4th||4 × 100 m relay||43.00|
|2010||European Championships||Barcelona, Spain||5th||4 × 100 m relay||42.91|
|2011||World Championships||Daegu, South Korea||18th (sf)||200 m||23.26|
|6th||4 × 100 m relay||42.93|
|2012||World Indoor Championships||Istanbul, Turkey||3rd||4 × 400 m relay||3:29.55|
|2013||World Championships||Moscow, Russia||1st||4 × 400 m relay||3:20.19|
- 100 metres – 11.13 s (2006)
- 200 metres – 22.53 s (2005)
- 400 metres – 49.28 s (2012)