Janina Karolchyk-Pravalinskaya

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Janina Karolchyk-Pravalinskaya
Personal information
Born (1976-12-26) December 26, 1976 (age 38)
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Weight 88 kg (194 lb)
Country  Belarus
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Shot Put
Updated on 6 August 2012.

Yanina Karolchyk-Pravalinskaya (Belarusian: Janina Karolčyk-Pravalinskaja, née Karolchyk, born December 26, 1976) is a Belarusian shot putter who won an Olympic gold medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, and a gold medal at the 2001 World Championships in Edmonton, Alberta.

In June 2003, at a meet in Germany, Korolchik tested positive for the steroid clenbuterol. She was banned for two years and missed the 2004 Summer Olympics.[1]

She threw her longest distance in nine years in her 2010 season opener at the Olympic Champions Trophy meeting in Minsk, recording a best mark of 19.95 m.[2]

Karolchyk is married to Belarusian singer Uladzimer Pravalinski.


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Belarus
1995 European Junior Championships Nyíregyháza, Hungary 3rd
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 18th 17.75 m
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 3rd 19.23 PB
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 4th 19.17 m
2000 Summer Olympics Sydney, Australia 1st 20.56 PB
2001 World Indoor Championships Lisbon, Portugal 9th
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 1st 20.61 PB
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, England 7th
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 10th
2008 Summer Olympics Beijing, China 18th 17.79
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 4th 19.29 m
2012 Summer Olympics London, Great Britain 17th 17.87


  1. ^ "Korolchik banned for doping". BBC. 25 November 2003. Retrieved 2006-10-06. 
  2. ^ Dubitski, Mikhail (2010-06-05). Karolchyk-Pravalinskaya puts 19.95m; Pchelnik 73.03m in Minsk. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-06-06.