() (born May 29, 1982 in Yakushyntsi, Vinnytsia Oblast
) is a Ukrainian heptathlete
She finished 6th in the heptathlon at the 2006 European Athletics Championships
. She also competed in the 2004 Olympics
, finishing 8th.
She won the silver medal in the pentathlon
at the 2004 World Indoor Championships
and the bronze medal at the 2005 European Indoor Championships
. At the 2007 European Indoor Championships
she finished fifth.
She won the gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, beating teammate Blonska by 33 points. Despite being one of the favourites in the World Championships in Berlin 2009, Dobrynska finished fourth just missing out on the bronze medal.
Dobrynska competed at the 2010 Hypo-Meeting
in May, but she was in sub-par form and managed only a score of 6023 for seventh place (over 600 points behind Ennis' winning mark).Sampaolo, Diego (2010-05-30). . IAAF
. Retrieved on 2010-08-12.. IAAF
. Retrieved on 2010-08-12. In spite of this she proved herself as a contender to the gold medal at the 2010 European Athletics Championships
in July. After the first day, Dobrynska ran a 200 m best of 24.23 seconds and was in second place – 110 points behind the Ennis, who led the competition.. BBC Sport
(2010-07-30). Retrieved on 2010-08-12. The following day she scored a best in the javelin (49.25 m) and was 18 points behind Ennis with one event remaining.... Read More