D.O.B.: 8 October 1975
Place of Birth: St Petersburg RUS
Height: 172 cm
Lives: South Australia
Coach: Vassili Grichtchenkov
Club: South Australian Sports Institute
Marital Status: Married
Tatiana first came into the eye of the Australian public in the 2000 Sydney Olympics when she won the silver medal in the pole vault with a personal best of 4.55m (2000).
She had been producing results for Australia in athletics since 1998, in the Goodwill Games where she came 2nd for the pole vault.
The Russian vaulter won her first medal (bronze) at the 1999 IAAF World Championships.
Her vaulting has progressed over the years, with her starting vault in 1996 being at a height of 3.80metres and her current personal best being a height of 4.55metres set during the 200 Olympics.
Tatiana's popularity has taken a huge leap since the Olympics. She has released a line of clothing, has appeared on the cover of many magazines such as Inside Sport, Ralph and New Idea and was also the face of the 2000 Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.
She has her own website at www.tatiana.com.au featuring a pictorial that follows her modelling career.
As a tall blonde bombshell, Tatiana Grigorieva is a woman not to be messed with. Australia is behind their adopted vaulter and wishes her the best in vaults to come.
- Kirsty Ridgway