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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]

Ellina Zvereva
Personal information
Full name Ellina Aleksandrovna Zvereva
Nationality Soviet
Born November 16, 1960 (1960-11-16) (age 57)
Dolgoprudny, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 100 kg (220 lb)
Country  Soviet Union (1984–1991)
 Belarus (1993–2009)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Discus throw
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 71.58 m (1988)

Her personal best is 71.58m.



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


See alsoEdit


  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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