Ilya Konovalov

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Ilya Konovalov
Personal information
Native name Илья Валерьевич Коновалов
Full name Ilya Valeryevich Konovalov
Nationality Russian
Born March 4, 1971 (1971-03-04) (age 46)
Yefrosimovka, Soviet Union
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 119 kg (262 lb)
Country  Russia
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Hammer throw
Club Dynamo Kursk
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 82.28 m (2000)

Ilya Valeryevich Konovalov (Russian: Илья Валерьевич Коновалов; born 4 March 1971 in Yefrosimovka, Kursk) is a retired male hammer thrower from Russia, whose personal best throw is 82.28 metres, achieved in August 2003 in Tula.

In 2007 Konovalov was found guilty of acetazolamide doping. The sample was delivered on 17 December 2006 in an in-competition test in Kursk, Russia. He received a suspension from February 2007 to February 2009. [1]


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Russia
1993 World Student Games Buffalo, United States 5th 73.52 m
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 7th 76.50 m
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 6th 78.72 m
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 6th 78.68 m
World Student Games Catania, Italy 3rd 76.16 m
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 9th
Goodwill Games Uniondale, United States 3rd
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 10th 75.63 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 5th
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 3rd
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 20th 76.79 m
2003 World Military Games Catania, Italy 3rd 72.86 m
World Championships Paris, France 6th
World Athletics Final Szombathely, Hungary 7th
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 12th (q) 76.36 m
World Athletics Final Szombathely, Hungary 8th
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 5th
World Athletics Final Szombathely, Hungary 8th
2006 World Cup Athens, Greece 3rd 77.14 m

Note: At the 2004 Athens Olympics, Konovalov failed to reach the final. He originally finished 14th in the qualifying round but was promoted to 12th after two of the finalists were disqualified for failing drug tests.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Doping Rule Violation". IAAF. 5 April 2007. Retrieved 2006-04-08.