Tatyana Shikolenko

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Tatyana Ivanovna Shikolenko (Russian: Татьяна Ивановна Шиколенко; born May 10, 1968 in Krasnodar) is a retired Russian javelin thrower whose greatest success was World Championship two silver medals. Her personal best throw of 67.20 metres was achieved in 2000. She battled primarily with Mirela Manjani, who captured the gold medal on both the "silvery" occasions.

After the dissolution of the Soviet Union Tatyana Shikolenko represented Belarus for a while until switching nationality to her birth country Russia in 1996. Her sister Natalya also achieved distinction in javelin throwing; she however remained a Belarusian citizen.

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing the  Soviet Union
1986 World Junior Championships Athens, Greece 4th 55.70 m
1990 Goodwill Games Seattle, United States 1st 59.06 m
1991 World University Games Sheffield, England 1st 63.56 m
Representing  Belarus
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 4th 65.18 m
Representing  Russia
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 8th 63.76 m
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 2nd 66.92 m
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 2nd 66.37 m
2000 IAAF Grand Prix Final Doha, Qatar 4th 63.06 m
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 9th 60.91 m
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 4th 63.24 m
IAAF Grand Prix Final Paris, France 3rd 62.25 m
2003 World Championships Paris, France 2nd 63.28 m
World Athletics Final Athens, Greece 1st 64.47 m

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