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Janina Karolchyk-Pravalinskaya : biography

26 December 1976 -

Yanina Karolchyk-Pravalinskaya ( née Karolchyk, born December 26, 1976) is a Belarusian shot putter who won an Olympic gold medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, and a gold medal at the 2001 World Championships in Edmonton, Alberta.

In June 2003, at a meet in Germany, Korolchik tested positive for the steroid clenbuterol. She was banned for two years and missed the 2004 Summer Olympics.

She threw her longest distance in nine years in her 2010 season opener at the Olympic Champions Trophy meeting in Minsk, recording a best mark of 19.95 m.Dubitski, Mikhail (2010-06-05). . IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-06-06.

Karolchyk is married to Belarussian singer Uladzimer Pravalinski.


1995 European Junior Championships Nyíregyháza, Hungary 3rd
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 18th 17.75 m
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 3rd 19.23 PB
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 4th 19.17 m
2000 Summer Olympics Sydney, Australia 1st 20.56 PB
2001 World Indoor Championships Lisbon, Portugal 9th
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 1st 20.61 PB
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, England 7th
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 10th
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 4th 19.29 m
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