Natallia Safronnikava

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Natallia Safronnikava (Belarusian: Натальля Сафроньнікава), née Vinogradova (born February 28, 1973) is a retired Belarusian sprinter, who mainly competed in the 200 metres.

Safronnikava won her first international medal (a bronze) at the 2001 IAAF World Indoor Championships, and entered the podium again in 2004. Anastasiya Kapachinskaya had crossed the line first and been awarded the gold medal, but this was later taken back after she tested positive for the anabolic steroid stanozolol. This moved Safronnikava up to the gold medal position. Her winning time of 23.13 seconds was the slowest the title had been won in.

She retired from international athletics in June 2010.[1]


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing   Belarus
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 5th (heats) 200 m
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 6th (heats) 200 m
1999 World Indoor Championships Maebashi, Japan 4th (heats) 60 m
World Championships Seville, Spain 8th (semis) 100 m
7th (semis) 200 m
2001 World Indoor Championships Lisbon, Portugal 6th (semis) 60 m
3rd 200 m
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 4th (quarter-finals) 100 m
6th (semis) 200 m
Universiade Beijing, China 3rd 200 m
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 6th (heats) 200 m
8th 4 × 100 m relay
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, England 5th 200 m
World Championships Paris, France 6th 200 m
6th 4 × 100 m relay
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 5th 200 m
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 8th 60 m
1st 200 m
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 8th (quarter-finals) 200 m
5th 4 × 100 m relay, 42.94 s NR
2005 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 6th Triple jump, 14.31 m PB
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 3rd 4 × 100 m relay

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