Irina Korzhanenko

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Irina Nikolayevna Korzhanenko (Russian: Ирина Николаевна Коржаненко); born May 16, 1974 in Azov) is a former Russian shot putter. She gained international recognition when she won a bronze medal at the 1997 IAAF World Indoor Championships. In the following years she became European Indoor champion, European champion and World Indoor champion.

Doping[edit]

Korzhanenko tested positive for doping at the 1999 IAAF World Indoor Championships. She lost the silver medal and was handed a two-year doping suspension.[1]

At the 2004 Summer Olympics she originally won the gold medal in shot put, but tested positive for stanozolol and was stripped of the medal. She later received a life ban from the IAAF in a Memorandum of September 21, 2005. Irina refused to return the gold medal, despite the pressure of Athletics Federation's officials.

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Russia
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 12th 17.88 m
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 8th 18.68 m
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 3rd 19.49 m
World Championships Athens, Greece 16th 17.80 m
World Student Games Catania, Italy 1st
IAAF Grand Prix Final Fukuoka, Japan 3rd 19.06 m
1998 European Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 1st
IAAF World Cup Johannesburg, South Africa 2nd 19.04 m
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 5th 19.35 m
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 1st 20.64 m
IAAF World Cup Madrid, Spain 1st 20.20 m
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, England 1st 20.55 m
World Championships Saint-Denis, France 4th 19.17 m
IAAF World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 5th 18.48 m

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Korzhanenko faces lifetime ban from sport, espn.com, 23 August 2004

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