Yanina Karolchyk-Pravalinskaya

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Yanina Karolchyk-Pravalinskaya (Belarusian: Яніна Карольчык-Правалінская, née Karolchyk, born December 26, 1976) is a Belarusian shot putter who won an Olympic gold medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, and a gold medal at the 2001 World Championships in Edmonton, Alberta.

Yanina Karolchyk-Pravalinskaya
Personal information
Born (1976-12-26) December 26, 1976 (age 44)
Height1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Weight88 kg (194 lb)
Country Belarus
Event(s)Shot Put
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)20.61 m (2001)
Updated on 6 August 2012.

In June 2003, at a meet in Germany, Korolchik tested positive for the steroid clenbuterol. She was banned for two years and missed the 2004 Summer Olympics.[1]

She threw her longest distance in nine years in her 2010 season opener at the Olympic Champions Trophy meeting in Minsk, recording a best mark of 19.95 m.[2]

Karolchyk is married to Belarusian singer Uladzimer Pravalinski.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Belarus
1995 European Junior Championships Nyíregyháza, Hungary 2nd Shot put 16.95 m
1997 European U23 Championships Turku, Finland 3rd Shot put 17.98 m
3rd Discus 56.36 m
World Championships Athens, Greece 18th Shot put 17.75 m
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 3rd Shot put 19.23 m PB
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 4th Shot put 19.17 m
2000 Summer Olympics Sydney, Australia 1st Shot put 20.56 m PB
2001 World Indoor Championships Lisbon, Portugal 9th Shot put 17.52 m
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 1st Shot put 20.61 m PB
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, England 7th Shot put 18.94 m
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 10th Shot put 18.17 m
2008 Summer Olympics Beijing, China 18th Shot put 17.79 m
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 4th Shot put 19.29 m
2012 Summer Olympics London, Great Britain 17th Shot put 17.87 m


  1. ^ "Korolchik banned for doping". BBC. 25 November 2003. Retrieved 2006-10-06.
  2. ^ Dubitski, Mikhail (2010-06-05). Karolchyk-Pravalinskaya puts 19.95m; Pchelnik 73.03m in Minsk. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-06-06.