Olesya Nikolaevna Sykina (Russian Олеся Николаевна Зыкина, English transcription Olesya Zykina, . Born October 7, 1980 in Kaluga ) is a Russian sprinter who is successful on the 400 - meter track in both the single drive as in the relay.
In 1998, she occupied at the Junior World Championships in the 100 - meter race in eighth place and won with the Russian 4 x 400 - meter relay silver. They were both over 400 meters and with the Season Junior European Champion 1999. At the European Indoor Championships in 2000 in Ghent, she was first leg of the victorious Russian squadron. In Sydney at the Olympic Games 2000, she was inducted into the season only in the flow. Since the season in the final third was, she was also honored with bronze.
At the World Indoor Championships in Lisbon in 2001, she ran the 400 m 51.71 s, finishing in third place behind Sandie Richards ( JAM) and their Lndsmännin Olga Kotlyarova. The Russian squadron with Julija Nosowa, Sykina, Yulia Sotnikowa and Kotlyarova won in 3:30,00 min gold before the squadrons from Jamaica and Germany. At the World Championships in Edmonton Sykina s Sixth was over 400 meters in 50.93. The Russian squadron ran 3:24,92 min and finished third behind Jamaica and Germany.
2002 defended Sykina at the Russian Championships her 400-meter title in 2001. At the European Championships in Munich in 2002 Sykina could in 50.45 s s keep the German favorite Grit Breuer 50.70 at a distance, was third Briton Lee McConnell in 51.02 s in the relay Breuer and Sykina ran as the final runners against each other again. This time Sykina Breuer could not defeat on the home stretch. The German team won in 3:25,10 minutes before the Russians in 3:25,59 min.
At the World Indoor Championships 2003 in Birmingham Sykina launched only in the relay, the min well ahead of the seasons won in the occupation Natalja Antjuch, Yulia Petschonkina, and Natalya Nazarova Sykina in 3:28,45 from Jamaica and from the United States. At the World Championships in Paris / Saint- Denis Sykina was in 50.59 s Sixth again about 400 meters. The Season with Sykina, Petschonkina, Anastasia Kapatschinskaja and Nazarova won silver in 3:22,91 minutes behind the squadron from the U.S. with a hundredth of a second ahead of third-placed Jamaicans.
In Athens at the 2004 Olympics won Olesja Krasnomowez, Nazarova, Sykina and Antjuch in 3:20,16 min silver behind the squadron from the U.S. and before the season from Jamaica. At the 2005 World Championships in Helsinki Sykina was in 51.24 s for the third time in a row Sixth 400 meters. In the relay, it was used only in the flow. In the final, the Russian squadron won gold ahead of Jamaica, also Sykina received a World Championship gold medal.
After Sykina did not compete in the 2006 season at international championships, they started again at the European Indoor Championships in 2007 in Birmingham. About 400 meters she won bronze in 51.69 s after the British Nicola Sanders and the Belarusian Ilona Ussowitsch. The Russian squadron won silver behind the squadron from Belarus.
At a height of 1.70 m her competition weight is 60 kg.