Vadim Devyatovskiy

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Vadim Devyatovskiy
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Vadim Devyatovskiy at the 2007 World Championships in Osaka
Personal information
Full name Vadim Anatolyevich Devyatovskiy
Born March 20, 1977 (1977-03-20) (age 41)
Navapolatsk, Byelorussian SSR, Soviet Union (today Belarus)
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 115 kg (254 lb)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Hammer throw
Club Dynamo Vitebsk
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 84.90 m (2005)

Vadim Anatolyevich Devyatovskiy (Belarusian: Вадзі́м Анато́левіч Дзевято́ўскі, Vadzim Anatolyevich Dzevyatowski, Łacinka: Vadzim Anatołjevič Dzieviatoŭski, Russian: Вади́м Анато́льевич Девято́вский; born March 20, 1977 in Navapołacak, Belarusian SSR, USSR) is a Belarusian hammer thrower.

He finished fourth at the 2004 Summer Olympics, and in 2005 he won the World Championships silver medal. In July the same year he threw 84.90 metres, which currently is his personal best. He originally won a silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics, but was later taken away for doping, but reinstated afterwards.[1]

Since 2008 he is a coach of Estonian hammer thrower Ellina Anissimova.[2]

Doping allegations[edit]

He was suspended from the sport for doping violations from September 18, 2000 to September 17, 2002.[3]

On September 4, 2008 it was reported that Devyatovskiy and the bronze medalist from the Olympics, fellow Belarusian Ivan Tsikhan, were under investigation by the International Olympic Committee for doping offenses. In December 2008, the IOC found him guilty of doping and took away his medal.[4] He appealed the IOC's findings to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.[5] In June 2010 the CAS ruled in his favor and he got the medal back.[1]


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Belarus
1994 World Junior Championships Lisbon, Portugal 5th 64.70 m
1996 World Junior Championships Sydney, Australia 2nd 70.88 m
1999 European U23 Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 4th 73.34 m
2003 World Championships Paris, France 7th 78.13 m
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 3rd 78.82 m
World Athletics Final Szombathely, Hungary 5th 76.54 m
2005 World Athletics Final Szombathely, Hungary 2nd 78.98 m
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 2nd 80.76 m
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 5th 78.67 m
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 4th 81.57 m
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 5th 77.81 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 2nd 81.61 m [1]


  1. ^ a b c Engeler, Elaine (June 10, 2010). "CAS Reinstates Medals for Hammer Throwers". ESPN. Associated Press. Retrieved August 3, 2015. 
  2. ^ Молотом по всей спортивной Европе,, 20.08.2011
  3. ^ "Devyatovskiy Vadim". Retrieved 2008-09-05. 
  4. ^ "Murofushi to receive hammer throw bronze after doping ruling". Japan Today. 11 December 2008. 
  5. ^ Associated Press (January 6, 2009). "Belarusians appeal Olympic doping violations". 

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