Natallia Mikhnevich

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Natallia Mikhnevich
Personal information
Native name Наталла міхневіч
Birth name Natallia Kharaneka
Full name Natallia Mikhneich
Nationality Belarusian
Born (1982-05-25) May 25, 1982 (age 36)
Nevinnomyssk, Soviet Union
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 96 kg (212 lb)
Country  Belarus
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Shot Put
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 20.70 m (2008)
Updated on 25 November 2016.

Natallia Mikhnevich (Belarusian: Наталля Міхневіч, née Belarusian: Харанэка, Kharaneka; born May 25, 1982 in Nevinnomyssk, Russian SFSR) is a Belarusian shot putter.


Mikhnevich finished third at the 2000 World Junior Championships, but first appeared on the international athletics scene at the 2004 Olympics, where she finished fifth. She was also fifth at the World Athletics Final later that year, and in 2005 won the bronze medal. In 2006, she won the World Indoor Championships in Russia with a new personal best indoor throw of 19.84 metres. Her outdoor personal best is 20.70 metres, achieved in July 2008 in Grodno.

She originally won a silver medal in women's shot put at the 2008 Summer Olympics but in November 2016 was stripped of that medal after re-analysis of her drug sample tested positive for prohibited substances methandienone and stanozolol.[1] Mikhnevich had previously served a two-year competition ban for the use of a prohibited substance, Stanozolol, lasting from 12 April 2013 to 11 April 2015.[2]

Since March 2007 she is married to Belarusian shot putter Andrei Mikhnevich.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Belarus
1999 World Youth Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 2nd Shot put 15.57 m
2000 World Junior Championships Santiago, Chile 3rd Shot put 16.40 m
2003 European U23 Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 1st Shot put 17.66 m
Universiade Daegu, South Korea 5th Shot put 16.82 m
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 5th Shot put 18.96 m
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 5th Shot put 17.56 m
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 6th Shot put 18.34 m
Universiade İzmir, Turkey 1st Shot put 18.86 m
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 2nd Shot put 18.80 m
2006 World Indoor Championships Moscow, Russia 1st Shot put 19.84 PB
European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 1st Shot put 19.43 m
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 1st Shot put 19.81 m
World Cup Athens, Greece 4th Shot put 19.06 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China DSQ Shot put 20.28 m
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 4th Shot put 19.66 m
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 3rd Shot put 20.42 m
European Cup Winter Throwing Arles, France 2nd Shot put 19.55 m
European Championships Barcelona, Spain 2nd Shot put 19.53 m
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 11th Shot put 18.47 m
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 11th Shot put 18.42 m
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 8th Shot put 18.24 m


  1. ^ "Doping-Ilyin stripped of Beijing, London weightlifting golds". 25 November 2016. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  2. ^ IAAF list of suspended athletes