Natallia Mikhnevich

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Natallia Mikhnevich
Personal information
Born (1982-05-25) May 25, 1982 (age 32)
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 96 kg (212 lb)
Sport
Country  Belarus
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Shot Put
Updated on 6 August 2012.

Natallia Mikhnevich (Belarusian: Наталля Міхневіч, née Belarusian: Харанэка, Kharaneka; born May 25, 1982 in Nevinnomyssk, Russian SFSR) is a Belarusian shot putter.

She finished third at the 2000 World Junior Championships, but first appeared on the international athletics scene at the 2004 Olympics, where she finished 5th. She repeated this position at the World Athletics Final later that year, and in 2005 she was able to win the bronze medal in this meet. In 2006 she won the World Indoor Championships in Russia with a new personal best throw (indoor) of 19.84 metres.

She won a silver medal in Women's shot put at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Her outdoor personal best is 20.70 metres, achieved in July 2008 in Grodno.

Since March 2007 she is married to Belarusian shot putter Andrei Mikhnevich.

She is currently serving a 2 year competition ban for the use of a prohibited substance, Stanozolol, lasting from 12 April 2013 to 11 April 2015.[1]

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Belarus
1999 World Youth Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 2nd Shot put
2000 World Junior Championships Santiago, Chile 3rd Shot put
2003 European U23 Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 1st Shot put 17.66 m
Universiade Daegu, South Korea 5th Shot put
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 5th Shot put 18.96 m
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 5th Shot put
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 8th Shot put
Universiade İzmir, Turkey 1st Shot put
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 3rd Shot put
2006 World Indoor Championships Moscow, Russia 1st Shot put 19.84 PB
European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 1st Shot put 19.43 m
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 1st Shot put
World Cup Athens, Greece 4th Shot put
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 2nd Shot put 20.28 m
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 4th Shot put 19.66 m
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 3rd Shot put 20.42 m
European Cup Winter Throwing Arles, France 2nd Shot put 19.55 m
European Championships Barcelona, Spain 2nd Shot put 19.53 m
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 11th Shot put 18.47 m
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 11th Shot put 18.42 m

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