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Yuri Bilonog

Yuriy Bilonoh
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Born (1974-03-09) March 9, 1974 (age 40)

Yuriy Bilonoh (Ukrainian: Юрій Білоног, also romanized as Yuriy Bilonog; born March 9, 1974) is a Ukrainian shot putter.


Born in Bilopillya, Sumy, he began athletics at a Children and Youth Sports School in Bilopillya, where his first trainer was Vladimir Belikov.[1]

Bilonoh won a gold medal at the 2004 Olympic Games, but this medal was withdrawn in 2012 as a result of an anti-doping case.[2]


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing Unified Team
1992 World Junior Championships Seoul, South Korea 1st 18.46 m
Representing  Ukraine
1995 World Indoor Championships Barcelona, Spain 5th 19.74 m
1995 Summer Universiade Fukuoka, Japan 1st 19.70 m
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 1st 21.02 m
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 4th 20.26 m
1997 Summer Universiade Catania, Italy 1st 20.34 m
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 3rd 20.92 m
1998 IAAF Golden League (Grand Prix Final) Moscow, Russia 2nd 20.62 m
1999 World Indoor Championships Maebashi, Japan 3rd 20.89 m
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 5th 20.60 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 5th 20.84 m
2000 IAAF Golden League (Grand Prix Final) Doha, Qatar 4th 20.76 m
2001 World Indoor Championships Lisbon, Portugal 8th 19.71 m
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 6th 20.83 m
2001 Summer Universiade Beijing, China 2nd 20.16 m
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 1st 21.37 m
2002 IAAF Golden League (Grand Prix Final) Paris, France 2nd 20.74 m
2002 IAAF World Cup Madrid, Spain 5th 19.88 m
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 3rd 21.13 m
2003 World Championships Saint-Denis, France 3rd 21.10 m
2003 IAAF World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 2nd 20.53 m
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 8th 20.26 m
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece DSQ (1st) 21.16 m
2004 IAAF World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 8th 19.47 m
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 4th 20.89 m
2005 IAAF World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 6th 20.04 m
2006 European Cup Málaga, Spain 5th 20.15 m
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 6th 20.32 m
2007 European Cup Winter Throwing Yalta, Ukraine 1st 19.95 m
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 17th 19.02 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 6th 20.63 m


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