Svetlana Vladimirovna Krivelyova (Russian: Светлана Владимировна Кривелёва; born June 13, 1969) is a track and field athlete who specialises in the shot put.
Life and career 
Krivelyova was born in Bryansk, Russia. In a long and distinguished career Krivelyova's highlights were the Summer Olympics gold medal in 1992 whilst representing the Unified Team where she beat the reigning world champion Huang Zhihong of China and her World Championship victory in 2003.
Her most unlikely victory came at the 2004 World Indoor Championships. She was awarded the gold medal after Ukraine's Vita Pavlysh was stripped of her title for failing a drugs test. This was the second time Pavlysh was found to have taken anabolic steroids and lost a World indoor title; she was subsequently banned from athletics for life.
Despite being world ranked number 1 in the run up to the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, Krivelyova could only manage to finish fourth to match her finish at the Sydney Olympics. However the winner, compatriot Irina Korzhanenko, tested positive for Stanozolol and was stripped of her title, promoting Krivelyova to the bronze medal position.
The IOC retested the samples from the 2004 Olympics and diagnosed a postive test. Krivelyova lost her bronze medal to Nadzeya Ostapchuk.
Major achievements (shot put) 
- European Championships - Munich, Germany
- European Cup - Annecy, France.
- Russian national championships
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