Natalya Shikolenko

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Natalya Shikolenko (Belarusian: Натальля Шыкаленка; born August 1, 1964 in Andizhan, Uzbekistan) is a javelin thrower who represented USSR and later Belarus. She won an Olympic silver medal and a World Championship gold.

Her sister Tatyana Shikolenko is also a successful javelin thrower, first representing Belarus but switching to Russia in 1996.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the  Soviet Union
1987 World Championships Rome, Italy 14th (q) Javelin 60.40 m
1990 Goodwill Games Seattle, United States 1st Javelin 61.62 m
European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 12th Javelin 53.98 m
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 11th Javelin 58.82 m
Representing Olympic flag.svg Unified Team
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 2nd Javelin 68.26 m
Representing  Belarus
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 3rd Javelin 65.64 m
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 14th (q) Javelin 55.08 m
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 1st Javelin 67.56 m
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 12th Javelin 58.56 m

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Norway Trine Hattestad
Women's Javelin Best Year Performance
Succeeded by
Norway Trine Hattestad
Preceded by
Norway Trine Hattestad
Women's Javelin Best Year Performance
1994 – 1995
Succeeded by
Germany Steffi Nerius