|Born||June 4, 1982|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Weight||70 kg (150 lb)|
|Updated on 14 August 2012.|
Gulfiya Raifovna Khanafeyeva (Russian: Гульфия Раифовна Ханафеева, Tatar Cyrillic: Гөлфия Рәиф кызы Хәнәфиева, Latin: Gөlfiə Rəif qızı Xənəfieva, born on 12 June 1982) is a Russian hammer thrower of Tatar ethnicity.
Her international breakthrough came following her world record breaking throw of 77.26 metres from 12 June 2006 in Tula. She beat fellow Russian Tatyana Lysenko, however Lysenko threw 77.41 metres on 24 June in Zhukovskiy to regain the world record. Later in 2006 Khanafeyeva won a silver medal with 74.50 metres at the 2006 European Championships, her first international medal.
In 2007 Khanafeyeva improved to 77.36 m.
On 20 October 2008, it was announced that Khanafeyeva, along with 6 other Russian athletes would receive two-year doping bans for manipulating drug samples.
|2003||European U23 Championships||Bydgoszcz, Poland||3rd||66.98 m|
|World Student Games||Daegu, South Korea||2nd||65.12 m|
|2006||European Championships||Gothenburg, Sweden||2nd||74.50 m|
|2007||World Championships||Osaka, Japan||10th||69.08 m|
- Dolgopolov, Nickolai; Rostislav Orlov (12 June 2006). "World Hammer Throw record at Russian Champs, Day Two". IAAF.org. Retrieved 2007-05-27.
- Donets, Serghei; Bob Ramsak (27 May 2007). "Lysenko yet again! 78.61 World Record in the Hammer Throw". IAAF.org. Retrieved 2007-05-27.
- IAAF Anti-doping investigation leads to provisional suspension of Russian athletes. IAAF.org. 31 July 2008.
- Russia hit by doping suspensions. BBC Sport. 31 July 2008.
- Seven Russians handed doping bans. BBC Sport. 20 October 2008.
|Women's Hammer World Record Holder
June 12, 2006 – June 24, 2006
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