Dmitriy Shevchenko (athlete)

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Dmitriy Shevchenko (Russian: Дмитрий Шевченко; born May 13, 1968 in Taganrog) is a Russian discus thrower who won silver medals at the World and European Championships. Despite this he did not throw past the 70 metres mark until 2002, when he achieved his personal best throw of 70.54 metres in Krasnodar. His three participations in the Olympics were all fruitless, especially the 2004 edition where he exited without any valid throws.

He is a six-time national champion in the discus event. He missed the 1996 and 1997 seasons, due to a doping suspension.[1]

His wife, whom he also coaches, is the hurdler Irina Shevchenko.[2]


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing the  Soviet Union
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 7th
Representing the Olympic flag.svg Unified Team
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 8th
Representing  Russia
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 2nd
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 2nd
Goodwill Games St. Petersburg, Russia 1st
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 8th
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary NM
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 11th
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 4th 66.55 m
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 6th 63.97 m
2003 World Championships Paris, France 10th
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece NM
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden NM

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Wennerholm, Mats (1998-08-24). "Dopade – och mästare igen". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 2007-03-02. 
  2. ^ EAA profile for Irina Shevchenko