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Dmitry Shevchenko (discus thrower)

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Dmitriy Igorievich Shevchenko (Russian: Дмитрий Игоревич Шевченко; born May 13, 1968 in Taganrog) is a Russian discus thrower who won silver medals at the World and European Championships. Despite this he did not throw past the 70 metres mark until 2002, when he achieved his personal best throw of 70.54 metres in Krasnodar. His three participations in the Olympics were all fruitless, especially the 2004 edition where he exited without any valid throws.

Dmitriy Shevchenko
Personal information
Native nameДмитрий Игоревич Шевченко
Full nameDmitriy Igorievich Shevchenko
NationalityRussian
BornMay 13, 1968 (1968-05-13) (age 51)
Taganrog, Soviet Union
Years active1990–2006
Height2.00 m (6 ft 7 in)
Weight130 kg (287 lb)
Sport
SportAthletics
Event(s)Discus throw
ClubDynamo Krasnodar
Dynamo Moscow
Turned pro1990
Retired2006
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)70.54 m (2002)

He is a six-time national champion in the discus event. He missed the 1996 and 1997 seasons, due to a doping suspension.[1]

His wife, whom he also coaches, is the hurdler Irina Shevchenko.[2]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Wennerholm, Mats (1998-08-24). "Dopade – och mästare igen". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 2007-03-02.
  2. ^ EAA profile for Irina Shevchenko Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine