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Encyclopedia > Andrei Mikhnevich

Andrei Mikhnevich (born July 12, 1976) is a Belarusian shot putter. He was suspended on August 7, 2001 and ineligible for two years. 17 days after his suspension ended he became world champion in Paris with a personal best throw of 21.69m. He also won the Universiade the same year. July 12 is the 193rd day (194th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 172 days remaining. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Shot put The shot put is an athletics (track and field) event involving putting (throwing in a pushing motion) a heavy metal ball, also called the shot, as far as possible. ... The Eiffel Tower has become a symbol of Paris throughout the world. ...

His best performance since has been a 5th place at the 2004 Summer Olympics. The shot put events at the 2004 Summer Olympics were held on 18 August 2004 at the Ancient Olympia Stadium. ...


Year Tournament Venue Result Extra
2003 World Championships Paris, France 1st 21.69 PB
World University Games Daegu, South Korea 1st
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 3rd

The 9th World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations, were held from August 23 to August 31, 2003 in the Stade de France in Saint Denis, Paris, France. ... The Eiffel Tower has become a symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... The Universiade is an international multi-sport event, organized for university athletes, by the International University Sports Federation (FISU). ... Daegu is the 4th largest metropolitan area in South Korea, and is officially called Daegu Metropolitan City. ... The 1st IAAF World Athletics Final was held at the Stade Louis II, in Monte Carlo, Monaco on September 13, and September 14, 2003. ... Monte Carlo is a very wealthy section of the city-state of Monaco known for its casino, gambling, beaches, glamour, and sightings of famous people. ...

External reference

  • IAAF profile for Andrei Mikhnevich

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Despite the conditions Andrey Mikhnevich and Nadzeya Ostapchuk distinguished themselves in the men’s and women’s Shot Puts.
In the men’s Shot Put a duel was expected between the 2003 World champion Andrey Mikhnevich and the 2007 European Indoor silver medallist Pavel Lyzhyn.
Mikhnevich pushed the Shot out to 20.64m in the first round, added one centimetre with his next, and in the third the implement landed at 20.55.
Fernandez walks his way to 20km gold -DAWN - Sport; August 09, 2006 (355 words)
Bartels, bronze medallist in Munich four years ago, took the title by two centimetres from former world champion Andrei Mikhnevich of Belarus with a best of 21.13 metres.
Mikhnevich, who had led the competition from the second round had to settle for silver with 21.11.
It was the third heat win in a row for Obikwelu, who is bidding to to become the first man to win both the 100 and 200 metres at the championships since Italy's Pietro Mennea in 1978.
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