|Native name||Наталла міхневіч|
|Birth name||Natallia Kharaneka|
|Full name||Natallia Mikhneich|
May 25, 1982 |
Nevinnomyssk, Soviet Union
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||96 kg (212 lb)|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||20.70 m (2008)|
|Updated on 25 November 2016.|
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. 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.
Since March 2007 she is married to Belarusian shot putter Andrei Mikhnevich.
- "Doping-Ilyin stripped of Beijing, London weightlifting golds". reuters.com. 25 November 2016. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
- IAAF list of suspended athletes