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World 400h record holder Yuliya Nosova-Pechonkina retires

By Stacie Goss, World-Track

MOSCOW —

Persistent injury problems has forced world 400m hurdles record holder Yuliya Nosova-Pechonkina of Russia to announced her retirement from the track.

Nosova-Pechonkina, who set the world record of 52.34seconds in 2003, has not been able to run consistent since finishing second at the World Championships in Osaka 2007.

The Russian made a brief comeback this season, but after running a modest 54.86secs at the Russian Championships she once again struggled to get recover from a nagging injury.

She now decides to become a bank officer.

The 2005 world champion from Helsinki, said it was a difficult decision to retire, but felt a come back would have been extremely tough on her, both mentally and physically, especially with her older injuries constantly lurking.

Nosova-Pechonkina will now sit and watch to see if Jamaican Olympic and world champion Melaine Walker will successfully break her world record.

The Jamaican came close to the mark at the world championships in Berlin last month, running a sizzling 52.42secs to win the title.

American Lashinda Demus will also have a say in the world record quest.

Put together by a member of the World-Track and Field Website team members. This is usually done by an in house member with able assistance from someone or an agency reporting from outside.

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  1. Lalit Kumar Bajaj

    October 20, 2009 at 4:21 am

    Autograph Request for Ms.Yulia Nosova-Pechonkina PLEASE –

    DEAR SIR / MADAM ,

    I HAVE THE HONOUR TO INTRODUCE MYSELF , I AM A SERIOUS COLLECTOR OF AUTOGRAPHED PHOTOGRAPH OF THE GREAT CELEBRITIES LIKE YOU.

    IN THIS CONNECTION I WOULD FEEL HIGHLY OBLIGED IF YOU KINDLY SEND ME YOUR AUTOGRAPH FOR MY COLLECTION. I WILL NOT ONLY PRESERVE YOUR AUTOGRAPH BUT I WILL TAKE THESE FASCINATING HOBBIES AMONG YOUNGER GENERATION TO CREATE AN AWARENESS BY WAY OF EXHIBITION. MY NAME AND ADDRESS IS GIVEN HEREUNDER FOR YOUR KIND INFORMATION :

    LALIT KUMAR BAJAJ
    40 , STRAND ROAD
    4TH FLOOR
    KOLKATA – 700001 (INDIA)

    MAY I THEN LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR USUAL KIND CO – OPERATION?

    THANKING YOU IN ADVANCE.

    VERY TRULY YOURS.

    L.BAJAJ.

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