Natalya Lisovskaya

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Natalya Lisovskaya
Personal information
Native name Наталья Венедиктовна Лисовская (-Седых)[1]
Birth name Nataliya Venediktovna Lisovskaya[1]
Full name Nataliya Venediktovna Sedykh[1]
Born (1962-07-16) 16 July 1962 (age 56)[1]
Alegazy, Respublika Bashkortostan, Russia[1]
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Weight 105 kg (231 lb)[1]
Spouse(s) Yuriy Sedykh[1]
Updated on 30 June 2015.

Natalya Venediktovna Lisovskaya (Russian: Наталья Венедиктовна Лисовская; born 16 July 1962) is a former Soviet athlete who competed mainly in shot put. Lisovskaya trained at Spartak in Moscow.

Born in Alegazy, Bashkir ASSR, Lisovskaya competed for the USSR in the 1988 Summer Olympics held in Seoul, South Korea where she won the gold medal. Lisovskaya holds the world record in women's shot put with a throw of 22.63 metres (74 feet 3 inches), which she achieved on 7 June 1987 in Moscow, Russia. She also has the four farthest throws of all time by a female shot putter.

After her career, she gained French citizenship and competed between 1999 and 2002 at some local competitions in France.

Lisovskaya married men's hammer throw world record holder Yuriy Sedykh and has one daughter, Alexia. They live in Paris, France.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Nataliya Lisovskaya". Sports Reference. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  • Natalya Lisovskaya at IAAF
Preceded by
East Germany Ilona Slupianek
Women's Shot Put World Record Holder
7 June 1987 –
Succeeded by

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