A Ukrainian world champion sprinter ZhannaPintusevichBlock, 6 July 1972, played in the Olympic Games. In 1991 Block won the 100 meters and 200 meters at the Junior European Championships along with a silver medal in the 4 x 400 meters relay while representing the USSR. Shewas World 200m Champion1997and World 100m champion2001. She also won 2 World silvers and 3 European silvers in the sprints.
Block was caught by Victor Conte as purportedly having taken banned performanceenhancing drugs supplied by Conte in the BALCO scandal. In Year 2011 she was ordered a two-year ban from sports for doping. Her husband & coach, Mark Block, was sentenced a 10-year ban from sport for supplying his wife block with performance enhancing drugs.