Valentina Fedyushina

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Valentina Fedjuschina (born 10 February 1965 in Moscow) is a retired Austrian shot putter.

She originally competed for Soviet Union and Ukraine, but became an Austrian citizen in 1999 to compete in the Sydney Olympic games for this country. She is married to discus thrower Volodymyr Zinchenko.

Her personal best put is 21.08 metres, achieved in May 1988 in Leselidze. She holds the 3rd best ever indoor performance with 21.60 meters, in Simferopol.

As an Austrian citizen she has set a national record for that country with 19.21 metres in July 1999 in Casablanca.[1]

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing the  Soviet Union
1983 European Junior Championships Schwechat, Austria 2nd 17.01 m
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 13th 19.06 m
Representing Olympic flag.svg Unified Team
1992 European Indoor Championships Genoa, Italy 4th 18.95 m [2]
Representing  Ukraine
1993 World Indoor Championships Toronto, Canada 4th 19.07 m
World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 7th 19.27 m
1994 European Indoor Championships Paris, France NM
European Championships Helsinki, Finland 7th 18.91 m
1995 World Indoor Championships Barcelona, Spain 6th 18.48 m
World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 10th 18.03 m
1996 European Indoor Championships Stockholm, Sweden 3rd 18.90 m
Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 12th 17.99 m
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 20th 17.31 m
Representing  Austria
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 7th 18.17 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 12th 17.14 m
2002 European Indoor Championships Vienna, Austria 4th 18.23 m
European Championships Munich, Germany 13th 17.11 m