Marharyta Dorozhon

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Marharyta Dorozhon
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Marharyta Dorozhon at the 2015 Bislett Games
Personal information
Full name Marharyta Serhiïvna Dorozhon
Citizenship Israel
Born (1987-09-04) 4 September 1987 (age 31)
Dnipropetrovsk, Ukrainian SSR, USSR
Agent Jose Praia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Weight 76 kg (168 lb)[1]
Sport
Sport Track and field
Event(s) Javelin throw
Club Hapoel Emek Hefer
Coached by Alexander Drigol and Vladimir Kharun
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 64.56 m (2015; Israeli national record)
Updated on 31 May 2015.

Marharyta Serhiïvna Dorozhon (Ukrainian: Маргарита Сергіївна Дорожон, Hebrew: מרגריטה סרגייבנה דורוז'ון‎; born 4 September 1987) is an Israeli javelin thrower. Born and raised in Ukraine, she competed for that country until she became an Israeli citizen in 2014.[2][3]

Competing for Ukraine, Dorozhon came in third at the 11th IAAF World Junior Championships, and finished 14th in the women's javelin throw event at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She won the 2013 István Gyulai Memorial with a throw of 61.31 m, the 2013 Ukrainian Championships with a throw of 62.01 m, and the 2014 IAAF World Challenge Seiko Golden Grand Prix with a throw of 59.15 m in Tokyo, Japan.

Dorozhon represented Israel in April 2015, four months after she became a citizen. In May 2015 she won the IAAF World Challenge Golden Spike Ostrava javelin throw in the Czech Republic, with a personal best and Israeli national record winning throw of 63.85. The following month, she won a gold medal and again set an Israeli national record at the IAAF Diamond League Bislett Games in Norway, with a throw of 64.56 m. She won a gold medal representing Israel at the 2015 European Games that same month, with her throw of 58.00 m establishing a new European Games record.

Personal life[edit]

Dorozhon was born on 4 September 1987 in Dnipropetrovsk, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, in the Ukrainian SSR of the Soviet Union.[2][4] She married Alex Bugoslavsky, an Israeli, and became an Israeli citizen in December 2014.[4][5]

Competitive history[edit]

Dorozhon is coached by Alexander Drigol, and her agent is Jose Praia.[6][7] She competes for the Israeli club Hapoel Emek Hefer.[8][9]

Competitor for Ukraine[edit]

At the 11th IAAF World Junior Championships, on 19 August 2006 in the Chaoyang Sports Centre in Beijing, China, Dorozhon came in third with a throw of 57.68 m. At the time, it was a personal best.[3]

Dorozhon competed for Ukraine in the women's javelin throw event at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She came in 14th with a throw of 56.74 m in the qualifying round.[10][11][12]

She won the István Gyulai Memorial meet in Budapest, Hungary, with a throw of 61.31 m in early July 2013.[13] In late July, Dorozhon won the Ukrainian Championships with a throw of 62.01 m.[14] She won the 2014 IAAF World Challenge Seiko Golden Grand Prix in Tokyo, Japan, with a throw of 59.15 m.[4][15][16]

Competitor for Israel[edit]

Dorozhon married Alex Bugoslavsky, an Israeli, and became an Israeli citizen in December 2014.[4][5] She concurrently switched her sporting allegiance to Israel.[4][8] Soon thereafter she joined the Israeli club Hapoel Emek Hefer.[8][17] In April 2015, in her first competition representing Israel, Dorozhon set a new Israeli national record with a throw of 63.34 m at the Hadassah Youth Cup in Hadassah Neurim, Israel.[8][18][19]

On 26 May 2015, Dorozhon won the IAAF World Challenge Golden Spike Ostrava javelin throw in Ostrava, the Czech Republic, with a winning throw of 63.85 m in the second round.[3][20] In winning the event, she upset favorites 2008 and 2012 Olympic champion Barbora Spotakova of the Czech Republic and 2011 world champion Mariya Abakumova of Russia.[21][22] It was her second Israeli national record of 2015.[20][23] The throw was her personal best.[3] She said: "The fact that my name appeared next to an Israeli flag in my first international competition in which I ... represented my new country gave me a great honor, and I hope people start to appreciate Israel in international women's javelin."[6]

Dorozhon in June 2015.

She won a gold medal and again set a national record for the third time in 2015 when she represented Israel at the IAAF Diamond League Bislett Games in Oslo, Norway on 11 June 2015, winning the women's javelin with a new personal record throw of 64.56 m, as former two-time Olympic champion Barbora Spotakova took the bronze medal and the current world champion, Christina Obergföll, came in seventh.[24][25][26][27] The throw was the eighth-best in the world to that point in 2015, and equaled the distance of the fourth-place throw at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[26] She won a gold medal representing Israel at the 2015 European Games on 21 June 2015, with her throw of 58.00 m establishing a new European Games record.[24][28]

In September 2015 she won an IAAF World Challenge in Berlin, Germany.[29] She defeated world champion Katharina Molitor in her home country with a throw of 63.24m.[29]

She did not qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, because though she met the IAAF Qualifying Standard for the Olympics she did not meet the higher 60-meter standard required by the Olympic Committee of Israel in 2016, as she was struggling with a groin injury.[30]

In June 2017 she won a bronze medal at the IAAF World Challenge meeting in Hengelo, the Netherlands, with a throw of 60.63m.[31]

At the 2017 Maccabiah Games, Dorozhon won the women’s competition with a throw of 63.07m, qualifying her for the 2017 World Championships in Athletics.[32]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Marharyta Dorozhon". Eurosport. 
  2. ^ a b "Marharyta Dorozhon". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Athlete profile for Marharyta Dorozhon". iaaf.org. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Ukrainian javelin thrower to represent Israeli team". Jewish News. 9 February 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "אלופת אוקראינה בהטלת כידון קיבלה אזרחות ישראלית". ynet (in Hebrew). 30 December 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "מרגריטה דורוז'ון קבעה את הקריטריון האולימפי בהטלת כידון". וואלה! ספורט (in Hebrew). 26 May 2015. 
  7. ^ "Athlete profile for Marharyta Dorozhon". iaaf.org. 
  8. ^ a b c d "מרגריטה דורוז'ון קבעה שיא ישראלי בהטלת כידון" (in Hebrew). One.co.il. 26 May 2015. 
  9. ^ "ישראל ספורט -מרגריטה דורוז'ון קבעה את הקריטריון האולימפי בהטלת כידון". ישראל ספורט (in Hebrew). 26 May 2015. 
  10. ^ "Medal Count – Olympic Results & Medalists – IOC". london2012.com. Archived from the original on 30 July 2012. 
  11. ^ "London 2012 Olympics – Marharyta Dorozhon: Ukraine, Athletics". BBC Sport. 
  12. ^ "Olympics-Women's athletics javelin qualifying round results". Reuters. 7 August 2012. 
  13. ^ "Australian Javelin thrower Mickle gets silver". The Sydney Morning Herald. 11 July 2013. 
  14. ^ Alfons Juck and Kevin Mangan (26 July 2013). "EME News". American Track and Field. 
  15. ^ "Javelin Throw Result – Seiko Golden Grand Prix Tokyo". iaaf.org. 
  16. ^ "Back-to-back wins for Gatlin". The Hindu. 12 May 2014. 
  17. ^ "ישראל ספורט -מרגריטה דורוז'ון קבעה את הקריטריון האולימפי בהטלת כידון". ישראל ספורט (in Hebrew). 26 May 2015. 
  18. ^ Alfons Juck (29 April 2015). "EME News". American Track and Field. 
  19. ^ "שיא ישראלי חדש בהטלת כידון לנשים". ישראל היום (in Hebrew). 28 April 2015. 
  20. ^ a b Jon Mulkeen (26 May 2015). "Bolt back in business, but Nelvis steals the show in Ostrava". iaaf.org. 
  21. ^ Karel Janicek (26 May 2015). "Usain Bolt wins 200 at cold, wet Golden Spike meet". Times Union. 
  22. ^ Paul Reid (27 May 2015). "Bolt, Powell triumph; Ace sprinters battle rain, chill to impress at Ostrava Golden Spike meet". Jamaica Observer. Archived from the original on 1 June 2015. 
  23. ^ "Usain Bolt wins 200 at cold, wet Golden Spike meet". Fresno Bee. 26 May 2015. [permanent dead link]
  24. ^ a b "Israel looking forward to Baku 2015". Azer News. 27 May 2015. 
  25. ^ Ciaran Fahey (11 June 2015). "Dibaba 10s short of 5000 world record at Bislett Games". Belleville News-Democrat. Archived from the original on 17 June 2015. 
  26. ^ a b אליסף דעואל (June 15, 2011). "דיימונד ליג: שיא ישראלי חדש למרגריטה דורוז'ון בהטלת כידון". וואלה! (in Hebrew). 
  27. ^ Mike Rowbottom (13 June 2015). "Dorozhon cautiously optimistic of her medal chances in Beijing". iaaf.org. 
  28. ^ "Baku 2015 European Games - Athletics - Women's Javelin Throw"
  29. ^ a b "Redemption for Sharp, Amos and Harper Nelson in Berlin," iaaf.org.
  30. ^ "Dorozhon misses out on reaching Rio," The Jerusalem Post.
  31. ^ "Belarusian javelin thrower Tatiana Kholodovich wins in Netherlands"
  32. ^ "Dorozhon wins javelin gold, secures spot in World Championships," The Jerusalem Post.

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