Larisa Peleshenko

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Larisa Peleshenko
Personal information
Nationality  Russia
Born (1964-02-29) February 29, 1964 (age 53)
Slantsy, Soviet Union
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight [undue weight? ]
Sport Athletics: Shot put

Larisa Alexandrovna Peleshenko (Russian: Лариса Александровна Пелешенко), née Agapova (born February 29, 1964 in Slantsy, Leningrad Oblast) is a retired Russian shot putter best known for winning the Olympic silver medal in 2000. In her early career she won European Indoor silver medals, but in February 1995 she received a four-year drugs ban. Having originally won the 1995 World Indoor Championships, she lost the medal.[1] She won the 2001 Indoor Championships and finished fourth at the World Championships the same year, and retired at the end of the season.

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the  Soviet Union
1988 European Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 2nd Shot put 20.23 m
1990 Goodwill Games Seattle, Washington 5th Shot put 18.67 m
Representing  Russia
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 9th Shot put 19.22 m
1994 Goodwill Games St. Petersburg, Russia 5th Shot put 19.05 m
European Indoor Championships Paris, France 2nd Shot put 19.16 m
European Championships Helsinki, Finland 5th Shot put 19.01 m
2000 European Indoor Championships Ghent, Belgium 1st Shot put 20.15 m
Summer Olympics Sydney, Australia 2nd Shot put 19.92 m
2001 Goodwill Games Brisbane, Australia 1st Shot put 18.65 m
World Indoor Championships Lisbon, Portugal 1st Shot put 19.84 m


  1. ^ Mark Butler (ed.), "DOPING VIOLATIONS AT IAAF WORLD INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS", IAAF Statistics Book – World Indoor Championships SOPOT 2014 (PDF), IAAF, pp. 47–48, retrieved 27 September 2015 

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