Igor Astapkovich

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Igor Astapkovich
Personal information
Native nameІгар Вячаслававіч Астапковіч
Full nameIgor Vyacheslavovich Astapkovich
Born4 January 1963 (1963-01-04) (age 60)
Navapolatsk, Byelorussian SSR, Soviet Union
Height1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight120 kg (265 lb)
Spouse(s)Iryna Yatchenko
Country Soviet Union (1986-1991)
Olympic flag.svg Unified Team (1992)
 Belarus (1993-2004)
Event(s)Hammer throw
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)84.62 m (1992)

Ihar Astapkovich (also Igor Vyacheslavovich Astapkovich, Belarusian: Ігар Вячаслававіч Астапковіч; born 4 January 1963, in Navapolatsk[1]) is a hammer thrower who won two Olympic medals, first representing the Soviet Union and later his home country of Belarus.

He won silver medals at three consecutive World Championships, and became the 1990 European champion. His personal best throw of 84.62 metres, achieved in 1992, puts him 6th on the all-time performer's list.

Astapkovich is married to discus thrower Irina Yatchenko.[2]

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing the  Soviet Union
1987 World Student Games Zagreb, Yugoslavia 1st 78.46 m
1989 World Student Games Duisburg, Germany 1st 80.56 m
1990 Goodwill Games Seattle, United States 1st 84.12 m
European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 1st 84.14 m
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 2nd 80.94 m
Representing Olympic flag.svg Unified Team
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 2nd 81.96 m
Representing  Belarus
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 2nd 79.88 m
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 2nd 80.40 m
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 2nd 81.10 m
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 7th 78.20 m
IAAF Grand Prix Final Milan, Italy 2nd 79.84 m
1997 World Student Games Catania, Italy 7th 73.80 m
World Championships Athens, Greece 5th 79.70 m
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 7th 77.81 m
IAAF Grand Prix Final Budapest, Hungary 4th 78.02 m
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 9th 76.02 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 3rd 79.17 m
2001 Goodwill Games Brisbane, Australia 6th 74.85 m
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 7th 79.72 m
2002 IAAF Grand Prix Final Paris, France 5th 78.40 m
2003 World Championships Paris, France NM
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 9th 76.22 m


  1. ^ "Biography (in Russian)". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-03-03.
  2. ^ Игорь АСТАПКОВИЧ: «Здесь прошли первые свидания с моей будущей женой»

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