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Aksana Miankova

Aksana Miankova

Aksana Miankova, also transliterated as Oksana Menkova, is a Belarusian hammer thrower. She won the gold medal at 2008 Beijing Olympics with a throw of 76.34 metres, an Olympic record. Her personal best of 78.69 m ranks her as the second best woman of all-time. Miankova began learning the hammer throw in her late teens. Women's hammer competitions were still a developing sport at that point and she soon won a number of regional competitions. She competed in th...

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