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Svetlana Krivelyova

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameSvetlana Vladimirovna•Krivelyova
Used nameSvetlana•Krivelyova
Original nameСветлана Владимировна•Кривелёва
Born13 June 1969 in Bryansk, Bryansk (RUS)
Measurements184 cm / 94 kg
AffiliationsSpartak Moskva, Moskva (RUS) / Dynamo Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
NOC(s) Russian Federation Unified Team
Ethnic nationRUS


After winning a bronze medal at the 1987 European Junior Championships, Svetlana Krivelyova débuted in the senior ranks at the 1991 World Championships, where she won a silver medal. The apex of her career came the 1992 Olympics, where she won a gold medal with her personal best of 21.06. Krivelyova competed at three more Olympics, was eliminated in the qualifying round at the 1996 Olympics, and placed fourth in 2000. In 2004 Krivelyova initially finished fourth, but after presumed winner Irina Korzhanenko tested positive for the anabolic steroid stanozolol, Krivelyova was briefly a bronze medalist. When the IOC re-tested samples from the 2004 Olympics in 2012, however, her sample tested positive for anabolic steroids and she was stripped of her bronze medal.

Her other major titles included the 1991 Universiade, the World Indoors in 1993, 1999, and 2004, and the 2002 European Cup. At the World Championships, Krivelyova won gold in 2003, silver in 1992 and 1993 and bronze in 1999. Krivelyova was the 1991 Soviet Champion, and Russian champion in 1992, 1998-00, and 2002-03. During and after her sports career, Krivelyova worked with the Russian police force (militsiya). She later worked as an athletics coach and an athletics event organizer.

Personal Best: SP – 21.06 (1992).


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1992 Summer Olympics Athletics Shot Put, Women Olympic 1 Gold Representing Unified Team    
1996 Summer Olympics Athletics Shot Put, Women Olympic 15 r1/2 Representing Russian Federation    
2000 Summer Olympics Athletics Shot Put, Women Olympic 4 Representing Russian Federation    
2004 Summer Olympics Athletics Shot Put, Women Olympic AC Representing Russian Federation    

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