Larisa Peleshenko

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Larisa Peleshenko
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Born February 29, 1964

Larisa Alexandrovna Peleshenko (Russian: Лариса Александровна Пелешенко), née Agapova (born February 29, 1964 in Slantsy, Leningrad Oblast) is a retired Russian shot putter best known for winning the Olympic silver medal in 2000. In her early career she won European Indoor silver medals, but in February 1995 she received a four-year drugs ban. Having originally won the 1995 World Indoor Championships, she lost the medal. She won the 2001 Indoor Championships and finished fourth at the World Championships the same year, and retired at the end of the season.


Year Tournament Venue Result Event
1988 European Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 2nd Shot put
1990 Goodwill Games Seattle, Washington 5th Shot put
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 9th Shot put
1994 Goodwill Games St. Petersburg, Russia 5th Shot put
1994 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 2nd Shot put
1994 European Championships 5th Shot put
2000 European Indoor Championships Ghent, Belgium 1st Shot put
2000 Summer Olympics Sydney, Australia 2nd Shot put
2001 Goodwill Games Brisbane, Australia 1st Shot put
2001 World Indoor Championships Lisbon, Portugal 1st Shot put

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