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Vadim Anatolyevich Devyatovskiy (Belarusian: Вадзі́м Анато́левіч Дзевято́ўскі, Vadzim Anatolyevich Dzevyatowski, Łacinka: Vadzim Anatołjevič Dzieviatoŭski, Russian: Вади́м Анато́льевич Девято́вский; born March 20, 1977 in Navapołacak, Belarusian SSR, USSR) is a Belarusian hammer thrower.

Vadim Devyatovskiy
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Vadim Devyatovskiy at the 2007 World Championships in Osaka
Personal information
Native nameВадзім Анатолевіч Дзевяоўскі
Full nameVadim Anatolyevich Devyatovskiy
BornMarch 20, 1977 (1977-03-20) (age 42)
Navapolatsk, Byelorussian SSR, Soviet Union (today Belarus)
Height1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight115 kg (254 lb)
Event(s)Hammer throw
ClubDynamo Vitebsk
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)84.90 m (2005)

He finished fourth at the 2004 Summer Olympics, and in 2005 he won the World Championships silver medal. In July the same year he threw 84.90 metres, which currently is his personal best. He originally won a silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics, but was later taken away for doping, but reinstated afterwards.[1]

Since 2008 he is a coach of Estonian hammer thrower Ellina Anissimova.[2]


Doping allegationsEdit

He was suspended from the sport for doping violations from September 18, 2000 to September 17, 2002.[3]

On September 4, 2008 it was reported that Devyatovskiy and the bronze medalist from the Olympics, fellow Belarusian Ivan Tsikhan, were under investigation by the International Olympic Committee for doping offenses. In December 2008, the IOC found him guilty of doping and took away his medal.[4] He appealed the IOC's findings to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.[5]

In June 2010 CAS ruled that the Beijing National Laboratory, which carried out the tests, had violated "documentation and reporting requirements" and granted his appeal for the reinstatement of the original competition results and the metal to be returned. It said the decision "should not be interpreted as an exoneration of the athletes," and the court did not say the athletes are free of any doping suspicion. CAS said the lab had provided no "plausible explanation" for interruption of the automated testing procedure of the IRMS -- isotope ratio mass spectrometry -- instruments and the lab breached international standards by having the same analyst test both the "A" and "B" samples. CAS further elaborated that the departure from these international standards "justify the annulment of the tests' results for both athletes".[1]



  1. ^ a b c Engeler, Elaine (June 10, 2010). "CAS Reinstates Medals for Hammer Throwers". ESPN. Associated Press. Retrieved August 3, 2015.
  2. ^ Молотом по всей спортивной Европе,, 20.08.2011
  3. ^ "Devyatovskiy Vadim". Retrieved 2008-09-05.
  4. ^ "Murofushi to receive hammer throw bronze after doping ruling". Japan Today. 11 December 2008.
  5. ^ Associated Press (January 6, 2009). "Belarusians appeal Olympic doping violations".

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