Sviatlana Sudak Torun

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Sviatlana Sudak Torun
Personal information
Nationality Turkish
Born (1971-11-17) November 17, 1971 (age 42)
Grodno, Belarus
Sport
Country  Belarus  Turkey
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Hammer throw
Club Enkaspor
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 70.74 m (2008)

Sviatlana Sudak (born 17 November 1971 in Grodno, Belarus) is a Turkish female hammer thrower of Belarusian origin.

Career[edit]

Belarus[edit]

On 5 June 1994, she set a new world record with 67.34 metres. Unfortunately, this happened before the IAAF recognized world records in hammer throw for women, so when Mihaela Melinte threw 66.86 metres on 4 March 1995 she set the first official world record. [1] In June the same year Olga Kuzenkova improved it to 68.14 metres. Sudak later improved her personal best to 69.80 metres, well behind Tatyana Lysenko who had set a new world record of 77.06 metres a week earlier.

In competitions, she finished fifth at the 1997 Summer Universiade, ninth at the 1998 European Championships, ninth at the 1999 World Championships and tenth at the 2000 Olympic Games. She also competed at the 2003 World Championships and the 2004 Olympic Games without reaching the final round.

Turkey[edit]

She then changed nationality to Turkey. She competed at the 2007 World Championships and the 2008 Olympic Games without reaching the final.

Her personal best throw was improved to 70.74 metres, in July 2008 in Minsk.

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