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Ellina Zvereva

Updated: 2017-08-10T23:21Z
Ellina Zvereva
Personal information
Native nameЭліна Зверава
Full nameEllina Aleksandrovna Zvereva
BornNovember 16, 1960 (1960-11-16) (age 56)
Dolgoprudny, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight100 kg (220 lb)
Country Soviet Union (1984–1991)
 Belarus (1993–2009)
Event(s)Discus throw
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)71.58 m (1988)

Ellina Aleksandrovna Zvereva (Belarusian: Эліна Зверава; born November 16, 1960 in Dolgoprudny) is a Belarusian discus thrower best known for winning the gold medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics. She became world champion in 1995, and again in 2001 after the disqualification of Natalya Sadova. Her victory in 2001 made her the oldest World Champion ever, at 40 years and 269 days.[1]

Her personal best is 71.58m.


In 1992 she tested positive for anabolic steroids.[2]


Representing the  Soviet Union
1988Olympic GamesSeoul, South Korea5th68.94 m
1990European ChampionshipsSplit, Yugoslavia6th63.88 m
1991World ChampionshipsTokyo, Japan9th63.22 m
Representing  Belarus
1994European ChampionshipsHelsinki, Finland 2nd64.46 m
1995World ChampionshipsGothenburg, Sweden 1st68.64 m
1996Summer OlympicsAtlanta, United States 3rd65.64 m
IAAF Grand Prix FinalMilan, Italy 2nd64.66 m
1997World ChampionshipsAthens, Greece 2nd65.90 m
1998European ChampionshipsBudapest, Hungary 4th65.92 m
2000Summer OlympicsSydney, Australia 1st68.40 m
IAAF Grand Prix FinalDoha, U.A.E. 2nd63.96 m
2001World ChampionshipsEdmonton, Canada 1st67.10 m
2002IAAF Grand Prix FinalParis, France 3rd63.28 m
2006European ChampionshipsGothenburg, Sweden 6th61.72 m
2008Summer OlympicsBeijing, China 6th60.82 m

See also


  1. ^ "World Championship Statistics Handbook" (Press release). IAAF. Retrieved 2017-08-03. 
  2. ^ "Zvereva claims historic gold". BBC News. 2000-09-27. 

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