Yuriy Bilonoh

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Yuriy Bilonoh
Personal information
Born (1974-03-09) March 9, 1974 (age 45)
Bilopillia, Sumy Oblast, Ukraine

Yuriy Bilonoh (Ukrainian: Юрій Білоног, also romanized as Yuriy Bilonog; born March 9, 1974) is a Ukrainian shot putter.


Born in Bilopillia, Sumy Oblast, he began athletics at a Children and Youth Sports School in Bilopillia, where his first trainer was Vladimir Belikov.[1]

Bilonoh won a gold medal at the 2004 Olympic Games, but this medal was withdrawn in 2012 as a result of an anti-doping case.[2]


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing Olympic flag.svg Unified Team
1992 World Junior Championships Seoul, South Korea 1st 18.46 m
Representing  Ukraine
1995 World Indoor Championships Barcelona, Spain 5th 19.74 m
Summer Universiade Fukuoka, Japan 1st 19.70 m
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 1st 21.02 m
World Championships Athens, Greece 4th 20.26 m
Summer Universiade Catania, Italy 1st 20.34 m
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 3rd 20.92 m
IAAF Golden League (Grand Prix Final) Moscow, Russia 2nd 20.62 m
1999 World Indoor Championships Maebashi, Japan 3rd 20.89 m
World Championships Seville, Spain 5th 20.60 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 5th 20.84 m
IAAF Golden League (Grand Prix Final) Doha, Qatar 4th 20.76 m
2001 World Indoor Championships Lisbon, Portugal 8th 19.71 m
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 6th 20.83 m
Summer Universiade Beijing, China 2nd 20.16 m
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 1st 21.37 m
IAAF Golden League (Grand Prix Final) Paris, France 2nd 20.74 m
IAAF World Cup Madrid, Spain 5th 19.88 m
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 3rd 21.13 m
World Championships Saint-Denis, France 3rd 21.10 m
IAAF World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 2nd 20.53 m
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 8th 20.26 m
Olympic Games Athens, Greece DQ (1st) 21.16 m
IAAF World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco DQ (8th) 19.47 m
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland DQ (4th) 20.89 m
IAAF World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco DQ (6th) 20.04 m
2006 European Cup Málaga, Spain DQ (5th) 20.15 m
European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden DQ (6th) 20.32 m
2007 European Cup Winter Throwing Yalta, Ukraine 1st 19.95 m
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 17th 19.02 m
Olympic Games Beijing, China 5th 20.63 m


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