Ellina Zvereva

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Ellina Zvereva (born November 16, 1960 in Dolgoprudny) is a Belarusian discus thrower best known for winning the gold medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics. She became world champion in 1995, and again in 2001 after the disqualification of Natalya Sadova.

Her personal best is 71.58m.


In 1992 she tested positive for anabolic steroids.[1]


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing the  Soviet Union
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 5th Discus
1990 European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 6th Discus
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 9th 63.22 m
Representing  Belarus
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 2nd
1995 World Championships Göteborg, Sweden 1st
1996 Summer Olympics Atlanta, United States 3rd
IAAF Grand Prix Final Milan, Italy 2nd 64.66 m
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 2nd
2000 Summer Olympics Sydney, Australia 1st
IAAF Grand Prix Final Doha, U.A.E. 2nd
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 1st 67.10 m
2002 IAAF Grand Prix Final Paris, France 3rd
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 6th 61.72 m

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Zvereva claims historic gold". BBC News. 2000-09-27. 

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