Pavel Lyzhyn

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Pavel Lyzhyn
Pavel Lyzhyn 2007.jpg
Personal information
Nationality Belarusian
Born (1981-03-24) 24 March 1981 (age 36)
Vysokaye, Kamenets District
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Weight 110 kg (243 lb)
Sport Track and field
Event(s) Shot put, Discus throw
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 21.21 m

Pavel Kanstantsinavich Lyzhyn (Belarusian: Павел Канстанцінавіч Лыжын, Pavieł Łyžyn, born 24 March 1981 in Vysokaye) is a Belarusian shot putter. His personal best throw is 21.21 metres from 2010. He threw a personal best throw of 20.98 metres at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing which originally translated into a fourth place, just 5 cm short of the bronze medal winner and 11 cm short of the silver. However, on 25 November 2016 the IOC disqualified him from the 2008 Olympic Games and struck his results from the record for failing a drugs test in a re-analysis of his doping sample from 2008.[1]

He competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics, finishing in 8th, with a throw of 20.69 m.[2]

Lyzhyn also throws the discus, and has a personal best throw of 61.72 metres[3]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Belarus
2000 World Junior Championships Santiago, Chile 4th Shot put 19.00 m
7th Discus 56.24 m
2001 European U23 Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 8th Shot put 18.59 m
2002 European Indoor Championships Vienna, Austria 6th Shot put 19.79 m
2003 European U23 Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 1st Shot put 20.43 m
Universiade Daegu, South Korea 2nd Shot put 20.72 m
2005 Universiade Izmir, Turkey 5th Shot put 19.28 m
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 10th Shot put 19.51 m
2007 European Indoor Championships Birmingham, England 2nd Shot put 20.82 PBi
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China DSQ Shot put for doping[4]
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 6th Shot put 20.98
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 7th Shot put 20.11 m
2012 Olympic Games London, Great Britain 8th Shot put 20.69