Darya Klishina is a Russian long jumper. She has a bronze medal in European Championship in 2014 Zurich, as well as a silver medal in World Championship in 2017 London. Darya Klishina has two gold medals in European Indoor Championships in 2011 Paris and 2013 Gothenburg.
Darya Klishina was born on January 15, 1991, in Tver, Russian SFSR. At the age of eight, she began playing volleyball, and at thirteen changed her preference for athletics in specialty long jump, thanks to the influence of her father, a former athlete.
Darya Klishina achieved a jump of 7.03 meters on 26 June 2010, a Russian junior record, and the second-best junior mark of all time. This jump was also the second-best jump in the world that year, behind only her teammate Olga Kucherenko’s mark of 7.13 meters that year. Despite her dominance in the long jump in 2010, she did not compete at the 2010 World Junior Championships in Athletics.
In 2016, Darya Klishina was approved to compete in the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Summer Olympics through special permission granted by the IAAF. The IAAF had suspended the Russian national federation from competing due to a breach of anti-doping rules, and Darya Klishina was the only member of the athletics team allowed to compete. This decision was initially reversed on August 13, 2016. On August 15, 2016, the eve of the long jump event, her appeal was upheld, once again allowing her to compete. She qualified for the long jump final, finishing ninth. This finish marked the first time in 20 years that a Russian woman failed to win a medal in the long jump.