|Born||June 4, 1982|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Weight||70 kg (154 lb)|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||77.26 m (2006)|
|Updated on 14 August 2012.|
Gulfiya Raifovna Khanafeyeva (Russian: Гульфия Раифовна Ханафеева, Tatar: Cyrillic Гөлфия Рәиф кызы Хәнәфиева, Latin Gөlfiə Rəif qızı Xənəfieva, born on 12 June 1982) is a Russian hammer thrower of Tatar ethnicity.
Her international breakthrough came following her world record breaking throw of 77.26 metres from 12 June 2006 in Tula. She beat fellow Russian Tatyana Lysenko, however Lysenko threw 77.41 metres on 24 June in Zhukovsky to regain the world record. Later in 2006 Khanafeyeva won a silver medal with 74.50 metres at the 2006 European Championships, her first international medal.
In 2007 Khanafeyeva improved to 77.36 m.
She participated in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London but did not qualify for the finals.
In 2002 IAAF announced that Khanafeyeva had tested positive at the Russian Championships and that she had received a 3-month doping ban.
On 20 October 2008, it was announced that Khanafeyeva, along with 6 other Russian athletes would receive two-year doping bans for manipulating drug samples.
On 30 March 2017, she was disqualified, and her 2012 Olympis results were annulled, after her second probe came positive for banned substances.
|2003||European U23 Championships||Bydgoszcz, Poland||3rd||66.98 m|
|World Student Games||Daegu, South Korea||2nd||65.12 m|
|2006||European Championships||Gothenburg, Sweden||2nd||74.50 m|
|2007||World Championships||Osaka, Japan||10th||69.08 m|
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- Donets, Serghei; Bob Ramsak (27 May 2007). "Lysenko yet again! 78.61 World Record in the Hammer Throw". IAAF. Archived from the original on 5 June 2011. Retrieved 27 May 2011.
- IAAF News n.58 October 2002, p.8: POSITIVE CASES IN ATHLETICS, SANCTIONED DEFINITIVELY, ACCORDING TO INFORMATION RECEIVED BY THE IAAF AS OF 24 September 2002
- IAAF Anti-doping investigation leads to provisional suspension of Russian athletes. IAAF. 31 July 2008.
- Russia hit by doping suspensions. BBC Sport. 31 July 2008.
- Seven Russians handed doping bans. BBC Sport. 20 October 2008. Retrieved 20 October 2008.
- "IOC disqualifies four Russians from London Olympics over doping". Thomson Reuters. 30 March 2017. Retrieved 30 March 2017.
| Women's Hammer World Record Holder
June 12, 2006 – June 24, 2006
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