Gulfiya Khanafeyeva

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Gulfiya Khanafeyeva
Personal information
Born (1982-06-04) June 4, 1982 (age 32)
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 70 kg (150 lb)
Country  Russia
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Hammer throw
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.[1] 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.[2]

On 31 July 2008, Khanafeyeva was one of seven female Russian athletes suspended by the IAAF, due to doping test irregularities.[3][4]

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.[5]


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Russia
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


  1. ^ Dolgopolov, Nickolai; Rostislav Orlov (12 June 2006). "World Hammer Throw record at Russian Champs, Day Two". Retrieved 2007-05-27. 
  2. ^ Donets, Serghei; Bob Ramsak (27 May 2007). "Lysenko yet again! 78.61 World Record in the Hammer Throw". Retrieved 2007-05-27. 
  3. ^ IAAF Anti-doping investigation leads to provisional suspension of Russian athletes. 31 July 2008.
  4. ^ Russia hit by doping suspensions. BBC Sport. 31 July 2008.
  5. ^ Seven Russians handed doping bans. BBC Sport. 20 October 2008.

Preceded by
Russia Tatyana Lysenko
Women's Hammer World Record Holder
June 12, 2006 – June 24, 2006
Succeeded by
Russia Tatyana Lysenko