|Intro||Russian middle-distance runner|
|A.K.A.||Yuliya Mikhailovna Zaripova, Yuliya Mikhailovna Zarudeva, Yulia Zarudneva, Yulia Zaripova|
|Is||Runner Athlete Middle-distance runner|
|Birth||26 April 1986, Volgograd, Russia|
Yuliya Mikhailovna Zaripova (Russian: Юлия Михайловна Зарипова, née Ivanova (Russian: Иванова), divorced Zarudneva (Russian: Заруднева); born 26 April 1986 in Svetly Yar, Volgograd Oblast) is a Russian middle-distance runner who specialises in the 3000 metres steeplechase event.
Zaripova's first continental medals came at the 2008 European Cross Country Championships, where she won the bronze medal and silver team medal with Russia in the women's under-23 race. The following year she became the Russian indoor champion in the 3000 metres and took part in the women's 3000 m at the 2009 European Athletics Indoor Championships, finishing in seventh place.
Zaripova attended her first World Championships that year and ran a personal best of 9:08.39 in the 3000 m steeplechase. Despite her relative lack of experience, this was enough for a silver medal behind Marta Domínguez and she beat her much more favoured compatriot, Gulnara Samitova-Galkina, who was the reigning Olympic champion. In the summer the following year she won at the 2010 European Team Championships, setting a championship record, and also competed on the IAAF Diamond League circuit, winning at the DN Galan. She won the gold medal at the 2010 European Athletics Championships, defeating Domínguez on home turf in Barcelona. Zaripova closed her season with a win at the 2010 IAAF Continental Cup in a championship record time.
She was awarded the gold medal in the steeplechase at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics, improving from her runner-up placing in 2009. She began 2012 with a win at the Volgograd 10K in May. She was awarded the gold medal in the 3000 m steeplechase at the 2012 Summer Olympics in a new personal best time of 9:06.72 but was later disqualified for doping charges. In the DN Galan on 17 August 2012, she improved her personal best again, to 9:05.02.
On 30 January 2015, the IOC announced that Zaripova was sanctioned for an anti-doping rule violation based on abnormal parameters of the athletes’ haematological profiles within the framework of the Biological passport programme of the IAAF. Her results from 20 June 2011 to 20 August 2011 and 3 July 2012 to 3 September 2012 were annulled and she was banned from competition for 2 years and 6 months from 25 July 2013. On 25 March 2015, the IAAF filed an appeal with the Court of Arbitration in Lausanne, Switzerland, questioning the selective disqualification of the suspension periods of the six athletes involved including Zaripova. On 24 March 2016, the Court of Arbitration for Sport disqualified Zaripova's results from July 20, 2011 to July 25, 2013. Zaripova was stripped of her 2011 World Championships gold medal and her 2012 Summer Olympics gold medal.
On 21 November 2016, the International Olympic Committee IOC announced that Yulia Zaripova tested positive for the anabolic steroid Turinabol on a urine sample she provided after the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase final at the 2012 London Olympics on Aug. 6, 2012.
|1500 metres||4:04.59||Warsaw, Poland||7 June 2009|
|3000 metres (indoor)||8:54.50||Moscow, Russia||13 February 2009|
|3000 metres steeplechase||9:05.02||Stockholm, Sweden||17 August 2012|
|5000 metres (indoor)||16:02.81||Moscow, Russia||28 February 2010|