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Andriy Semenov (Ukrainian: Андрій Семенов; born 4 July 1984 in Orhei[1]) is a Ukrainian shot putter.

Andriy Semenov
Personal information
Born (1984-07-04) July 4, 1984 (age 35)
Height2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)
Weight125 kg (276 lb)
Country Ukraine
Event(s)Shot put
Updated on 15 August 2012.

Semenov was born in Moldavian SSR;[1] he does his trainings in Odessa.[1] He finished fourth at the 2001 World Youth Championships. He competed at the 2008 Olympic Games, and with a throw of 20.01 metres he was only 1 centimetre short of a place in the final, among the top twelve. Semenov also competed at the 2012 Olympic Games.[1]

His personal best throw is 20.63 metres, achieved in August 2011 in Donetsk.

In August 2019, Semenov received a 2 year doping ban after a re-testing case from the 2011 World Championships. All of his results from 22 August 2011 to 21 August 2013 were disqualified. [2]

Competition recordEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Ukraine
2001 World Youth Championships Debrecen, Hungary 4th Discus throw (1.5 kg) 58.38 m
2002 World Junior Championships Kingston, Jamaica 30th (q) Discus throw (1.75 kg) 48.38 m
2007 European Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 17th (q) Shot put 18.41 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 14th (q) Shot put 20.01 m
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 15th (q) Shot put 19.31 m
2011 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 10th (q) Shot put 19.47 m
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 22nd (q) (DQ) Shot put 19.45 m
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom – (DQ) Shot put NM
2013 European Indoor Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 14th (q) (DQ) Shot put 19.53 m


  1. ^ a b c d Andriy Semenov, Official site of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games
  2. ^ "Former world 800m champion Arzamasova provisionally suspended by AIU". 28 August 2019. Retrieved 2019-08-29.