Ellina Zvereva
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Ellina Zvereva

Ellina Zvereva
Personal information
Native name ?
Full nameEllina Aleksandrovna Zvereva
BornNovember 16, 1960 (1960-11-16) (age 58)
Dolgoprudny, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight100 kg (220 lb)
Country Soviet Union (1984–1991)
 Belarus (1993–2009)
Event(s)Discus throw
Achievements and titles
Personal 71.58 m (1988)

Ellina Aleksandrovna Zvereva (Belarusian: ?; born 16 November 1960 in Dolgoprudny) is a Belarusian discus thrower best known for winning the gold medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics. She became world champion in 1995, and again in 2001 after the disqualification of Natalya Sadova. Her victory in 2001 made her the oldest World Champion ever, at 40 years and 269 days.[1]

Her personal best is 71.58m.


In 1992 she tested positive for anabolic steroids.[2]


See also


  1. ^ "World Championship Statistics Handbook" (Press release). IAAF. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Zvereva claims historic gold". BBC News. 2000-09-27.

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