Olena Antonova

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Olena Antonova
Personal information
Full name Olena Anatolyevna Antonova
Nationality  Ukraine
Born (1972-06-16) 16 June 1972 (age 49)
Nikopol, Dnipropetrovsk
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 95 kg (209 lb)
Sport Track and Field
Event(s) Discus Throw
Club ZS-Ukraina Nikopol
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 67.30 metres

Olena Anatolyevna Antonova (Ukrainian: Олена Анатольевна Антонова; born 16 June 1972) is a Ukrainian former discus thrower. She was born in Nikopol.

Antonova's personal best throw is 67.30 metres, achieved in June 2004 in Kiev. She won the bronze medal in Women's discus throw at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.[1]

Already in retirement, Antonova was suspended from competition for two years in July 2013, after a re-tested doping sample from the 2009 world championships proved positive for stanozolol. [2]


Year Tournament Venue Result Extra
1991 European Junior Championships Thessaloniki, Greece 3rd
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 29th 57.92 m
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 11th
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 7th
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 13th 60.73 m
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 16th 58.55 m
2003 World Championships Paris, France 4th
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 4th
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 4th
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 5th
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 8th
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 7th
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 6th
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, PR China 3rd


  1. "Stephanie Brown Trafton whirls to Discus gold". Beijing 2008. 18 August 2008. Retrieved 18 August 2008.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. IAAF: Athletes currently suspended from all competitions in athletics following an Anti-Doping Rule Violation as at: 30.04.14