Ihar Astapkovich

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameIhar Viachaslavavich•Astapkovich
Used nameIhar•Astapkovich
Original nameІгар Вячаслававіч•Астапковіч
Other namesIgor Vyacheslavovich Astapkovich, Игорь Вячеславович Астапкович
Born4 January 1963 in Navapolatsk (BLR)
Measurements192 cm / 120 kg
AffiliationsMinsk / RTsFVS Hrodna
NOC Belarus Unified Team
Nationality Belarus


For nearly two decades, Igor Astapkovich was one of the world’s top hammer throwers, finishing in the top 10 in almost every competition he entered. He won titles at the 1987 and 1989 Universiade, the 1990 European Championships and Goodwill Games, and the 1991 European Cup. Astapkovich competed at four Olympics, winning silver in 1992 and bronze in 2000, and at seven World Championships (1991-2003), winning three silvers in 1991, 1993, and 1995. He also won silver medals at the 1993 European Championships and the 1996 Grand Prix Final.

Astapkovich won Soviet titles in 1989 and 1990, the 1992 CIS title, and the 1997 Belarus title. He retired from sports after the 2004 Olympics, later working as an athletics coach in Belarus, and married 2000 Olympics discus throw bronze medalist Irina Yatchenko.

Personal Best: HT – 84.62 (1992).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1992 Summer Olympics Athletics EUN BLR Ihar Astapkovich
Hammer Throw, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
1996 Summer Olympics Athletics BLR Ihar Astapkovich
Hammer Throw, Men (Olympic) 7
2000 Summer Olympics Athletics BLR Ihar Astapkovich
Hammer Throw, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
2004 Summer Olympics Athletics BLR Ihar Astapkovich
Hammer Throw, Men (Olympic) 8

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1996 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony BLR Ihar Astapkovich

Olympic family relations

Special Notes