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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
Nationality Belarusian
Born 31 October 1965 (1965-10-31) (age 55)
Homel, Byelorussian SSR, Soviet Union
Years active 1990–2010
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 105 kg (231 lb)
Sport
Country  Soviet Union (1990–1991)
Olympic flag.svg Unified Team (1992)
 Belarus (1993–2009)
Sport Discus throw
Club Trud Grodno
RTsFVS Homel
Turned pro 1990
Retired 2010
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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