Vadim Devyatovskiy

Vadim Devyatovskiy

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Vadim Devyatovskiy
Event hammer throw
Nationality Belarus
Born March 20, 1977 at Navapolatsk, Vitebsk, Belarus
Club Brest

Vadim Anatolyevich Devyatovskiy (Вадзім Дзевятоўскі, Vadzim Dzieviatoǔski) (1977-) is a Belarusian hammer thrower.

He finished fourth at the 2004 Summer Olympics, and in 2005 he won the World Championships silver medal. In July the same year he threw 84.90 metres, which currently is his personal best. He originally won a silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics, but was later taken away for doping.


Doping Allegations

He was suspended for doping violations from September 18, 2000 to September 17, 2002.[1]

On September 4, 2008, it was reported that Devyatovskiy and the bronze medalist from the Olympics, fellow Belarusian Ivan Tsikhan, are under investigation by International Olympic Committee for doping offenses. In December 2008, the IOC ruled him guilty of doping and took away his medal.[2] Since Devyatovskiy has been suspended once previously for doping offenses, he now faces a lifetime ban from the sport.[3] He has appealed the IOC's findings to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.[4]


Year Tournament Venue Result Notes
1996 World Junior Championships Sydney, Australia 2nd
2003 World Championships Paris, France 7th
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 4th
World Athletics Final Szombathely, Hungary 6th
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 2nd
Universiade Izmir, Turkey 1st
World Athletics Final Szombathely, Hungary 3rd
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 3rd
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 5th
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 4th
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 5th
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 2nd DQ for doping

External links


  1. IAAF - Biography. Retrieved on 2009-01-11.
  2. [1]
  3. "Drugs hammer blow hits Belarusian medalists",, 2008-09-04. Retrieved on 2008-09-05.
  4. Belarusians Appeal to Win Back their Medals, January 6, 2009

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