Nastassia Novikava

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Nastassia Novikava
2010 European Weightlifting Championships in Belarus.jpg
Nastassia Novikava (centre), on a pre-stamped envelope of Belarus
Personal information
Born (1981-11-16) November 16, 1981 (age 35)
Height 1.5 m (4 ft 11 in)
Weight 58 kg (128 lb)
Sport
Country  Belarus
Sport Weightlifting
Event(s) 58kg
Coached by Viktor Shilay
Updated on 27 October 2016.

Nastassia Novikava (Belarusian: Настасся Новікава) (born November 16, 1981 in Zhodzina, Byelorussian SSR) is a world championship winning weightlifter from Belarus.

Career[edit]

At the 2004 Summer Olympics Novikava ranked fifth in the 53 kg class.[1] At the 2007 World Weightlifting Championships she won the silver medal in the 53 kg class, lifting a total of 213 kg.[1]

She initially won the bronze medal in the women's 53 kg event at the 2008 Summer Olympics.[2]

After 2008, Novikava moved up to the -58 kg category.

She won the 2010 European Championship with a personal best of 238 kg. In 2011, she won the world championship with a total of 237 kg.[3]

At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she finished 7th with a total of 230 kg.[4]

In 2016, she was stripped of her 2008 Olympic medal after a retest of her doping sample tested positive for steroids.[5]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b "NOVIKAVA Nastassia". International Weightlifting Federation. Archived from the original on 2011-05-27. 
  2. ^ "NOVIKAVA Nasstasia". International Weightlifting Federation. Archived from the original on 2011-05-27. 
  3. ^ "2011 World Championship Results" (PDF). www.iwf.net. Retrieved 24 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "London 2012 - Weightlifting - Women's -58 kg". www.sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 9 October 2015. Retrieved 24 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "9 Olympians, including 6 medallists, caught for Beijing doping". cbc.ca. 26 October 2016. Retrieved 27 October 2016.

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