Iryna Yatchenko facts for kids
Iryna Yatchenko on a 2004 Belarusian stamp. She was later found to have been doping and lost the medal.
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|Native name||Ірына Ятчанка|
|Birth name||Iryna Vasiliyevna Yatchenko|
|Born||31 October 1965
Homel, Byelorussian SSR, Soviet Union
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||105 kg (231 lb)|
|Country|| Soviet Union (1990–1991)
Unified Team (1992)
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||69.14 m (2004)|
Iryna Vasiliyevna Yatchenko (Belarusian: Ірына Ятчанка, Russian: Ирина Васильевна Ятченко; born 31 October 1965) is a Belarusian former discus thrower best known for winning two Olympic bronze medals at the 2000 Summer Olympics and 2004 Summer Olympics, although she was eventually stripped of the latter medal due to a doping offence. She also became world champion at the 2003 World Championships in Athletics. Her personal best is 69.14 metres, achieved in July 2004 in Minsk.
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