Ineta Radēviča

Ineta Radēviča (born 13 July 1981 in Krāslava, Soviet Union) is a retired Latvian athlete, competing in the long jump and triple jump.

Ineta Radēviča
Ineta Radeviča Barcelona 2010.jpg
Radēviča at the 2010 European Championships
Personal information
Born (1981-07-13) 13 July 1981 (age 40)
Krāslava, Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic, Soviet Union[1]
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight56 kg (123 lb)
Country Latvia
SportTrack and field
Event(s)Long jump
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)Long jump: 6.92 m

Radēviča won the bronze medal in the 2003 European U-23 championship. She has also won two NCAA championships, while competing for the University of Nebraska. In the 2004 Summer Olympics, she was 13th in the triple jump and 20th in the long jump. Radēviča became popular after posing nude for Playboy magazine before the 2004 Summer Olympics.[2] She finished fifth at the 2006 IAAF World Indoor Championships and eighth at the 2007 European Athletics Indoor Championships. By the time 2008 Summer Olympics were held, she was pregnant and missed the competition.

At the 2010 European Championships she won the long jump event with a new Latvian record of 6.92 metres. In 2011, she won the bronze medal in the World Championships in Daegu with a result of 6.76 metres.[3] In 2017 she received Silver medal when results were updated because of past doping offenses.[4]

At the 2012 Summer Olympics she placed fourth, with Janay DeLoach finishing just one centimeter ahead of her. Afterwards she realised her dream of earning an Olympic medal was not going to happen, and she retired to devote herself to her family, ending her professional career.

In May 2019, following reanalysis of her samples from the 2012 Olympics, which tested positive for oxandrolone metabolites, she was disqualified from the Olympic Games.[5]

Radēviča was coached by Evgeny Ter-Ovanesov.[6]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Latvia
2000 World Junior Championships Santiago, Chile 14th (q) Long jump 5.93 m (wind: -0.3 m/s)
2003 European U23 Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 3rd Long jump 6.70 m (wind: 1.8 m/s)
3rd Triple jump 14.04 m (wind: 1.2 m/s)
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 13th Long jump 6.53 m
20th Triple jump 14.12 m
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 20th Long jump 6.34 m
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 1st Long jump 6.92 m
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 2nd Long jump 6.76 m
2012 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 5th Long jump 6.55 m
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom DSQ (4th) Long jump DSQ (6.88 m)

Personal bestsEdit

Event Record Venue Year
Long jump 6.92 m Barcelona, Spain 2010
Triple jump 14.12 m Athens, Greece 2004

Personal lifeEdit

She is married to Russian ice hockey player Petr Schastlivy and has a son.


  1. ^ "Ineta Radēviča". SR/Olympics. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 13 December 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Ineta Radeviča: "Šķīrusies, gaidu mīlestību"". 1 June 2006. Archived from the original on 2012-05-27. Retrieved 19 January 2010. (in Latvian)
  3. ^ Lācis, Viesturs (28 August 2011). "Pēc 28 gadu pārtraukuma Latvijai pasaules bronzu izcīna Radeviča" (in Latvian). Retrieved 5 January 2012.
  4. ^ "IAAF: Ennis-Hill and US women's 4x400m team to receive reallocated gold medals in London| News |". Retrieved 2017-08-09.
  5. ^ "IOC Disciplinary Commission Decision Regarding Ineta Radevica" (PDF). International Olympic Committee. 8 May 2019. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  6. ^ Dolgopolov, Nickolai; Orlov, Rostislav (14 January 2007). "Jumpers fly high at Moscow 'Christmas Cup'". IAAF. Retrieved 16 January 2007.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Anete Jēkabsone-Žogota
Latvian Sportsperswoman of the Year
Succeeded by
Anastasija Grigorjeva