Nastassia Novikava

Nastassia Novikava (Belarusian: Настасся Новікава) (born November 16, 1981 in Zhodzina, Byelorussian SSR) is a world championship winning weightlifter from Belarus.

Nastassia Novikava
2010 European Weightlifting Championships in Belarus.jpg
Nastassia Novikava (centre), on a pre-stamped envelope of Belarus
Personal information
Born (1981-11-16) November 16, 1981 (age 40)
Height1.5 m (4 ft 11 in)
Weight58 kg (128 lb)
Sport
Country Belarus
SportWeightlifting
Event(s)58kg
Coached byViktor Shilay
Updated on 27 October 2016.

CareerEdit

At the 2004 Summer Olympics Novikava ranked fifth in the 53 kg class.[1] At the 2007 World Weightlifting Championships she won the silver medal in the 53 kg class, lifting a total of 213 kg.[1]

She initially won the bronze medal in the women's 53 kg event at the 2008 Summer Olympics.[2]

After 2008, Novikava moved up to the -58 kg category.

She won the 2010 European Championship with a personal best of 238 kg. In 2011, she won the world championship with a total of 237 kg.[3]

At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she finished 7th with a total of 230 kg.[4]

In 2016, she was stripped of her 2008 Olympic medal after a retest of her doping sample tested positive for steroids.[5]

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "NOVIKAVA Nastassia". International Weightlifting Federation. Archived from the original on 2011-05-27.
  2. ^ "NOVIKAVA Nasstasia". International Weightlifting Federation. Archived from the original on 2011-05-27.
  3. ^ "2011 World Championship Results" (PDF). www.iwf.net. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  4. ^ "London 2012 - Weightlifting - Women's -58 kg". www.sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 9 October 2015. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  5. ^ "9 Olympians, including 6 medallists, caught for Beijing doping". cbc.ca. 26 October 2016. Retrieved 27 October 2016.

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