Dmitry Shevchenko (athlete)

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Dmitriy Shevchenko
Personal information
Native name Дмитрий Игорьевич Шевченко
Full name Dmitriy Igorievich Shevchenko
Nationality Russian
Born May 13, 1968 (1968-05-13) (age 49)
Taganrog, Soviet Union
Years active 1990–2006
Height 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in)
Weight 130 kg (290 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Discus throw
Club Dynamo Krasnodar
Dynamo Moscow
Turned pro 1990
Retired 2006
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 70.54 m (2002)

Dmitriy Igorievich Shevchenko (Russian: Дмитрий Игорьевич Шевченко; born May 13, 1968 in Taganrog) is a Russian discus thrower who won silver medals at the World and European Championships. Despite this he did not throw past the 70 metres mark until 2002, when he achieved his personal best throw of 70.54 metres in Krasnodar. His three participations in the Olympics were all fruitless, especially the 2004 edition where he exited without any valid throws.

He is a six-time national champion in the discus event. He missed the 1996 and 1997 seasons, due to a doping suspension.[1]

His wife, whom he also coaches, is the hurdler Irina Shevchenko.[2]

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing the  Soviet Union
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 7th 62.90 m
Representing the Olympic flag.svg Unified Team
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 8th 61.78 m
Representing  Russia
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 2nd 66.90 m
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 2nd 64.56 m
Goodwill Games St. Petersburg, Russia 1st 64.68 m
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 8th 63.18 m
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary NM
Goodwill Games Uniondale, United States 1st 64.81 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 11th 62.65 m
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 4th 67.57 m
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 6th 63.97 m
2003 World Championships Paris, France 10th 62.28 m
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece NM
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden NM

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wennerholm, Mats (1998-08-24). "Dopade – och mästare igen". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 2007-03-02. 
  2. ^ EAA profile for Irina Shevchenko