Olga Chernyavskaya

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Olga Chernyavskaya
Personal information
Native name Ольга Михайловна Чернявская
Birth name Olga Mikhailovna Davydova
Full name Olga Mikhailovna Chernyavskaya
Nationality Russian
Born 17 September 1963
Irbit, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 80 kg (180 lb)
Country  Soviet Union (1990–1991)
Olympic flag.svg Unified Team (1992)
 Russia (1993–2004)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Discus throw
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 68.38 m (1992)

Olga Mikhailovna Chernyavskaya, née Davydova, then Burova (Russian: Ольга Михайповна Чернявская; born September 17, 1963 in Irbit) is a Russian discus thrower best known for winning the gold medal at the 1993 World Championships. Her best Olympic performance is 5th place in 1992; she also participated in the Olympics in 1996 and 2004. Her personal best is 68.38m, achieved in 1992.

Still throwing, she beat the official Masters W50 discus world record while winning the World Masters Athletics Championships in Lyon, France.[1]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Soviet Union
1990 Goodwill Games Seattle, United States 3rd Discus 65.46 m
European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 2nd Discus 66.72 m
Representing Olympic flag.svg Unified Team
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 5th Discus 64.02 m
Representing  Russia
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 1st Discus 67.40 m
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 5th Discus 62.54 m
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 3rd Discus 66.86 m
1996 Summer Olympics Atlanta, United States 6th Discus 64.70 m


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