Belarusian discus thrower who earned two Olympic bronze medals, but was stripped of her 2nd for doping charges. She competed in her initial big competition on the 1990 Western european Athletics Championships and initial Olympics in 1992 at Barcelona. She gained her initial Olympic medal on the 2000 video games. She wedded hammer thrower Igor Astapkovich in 1992. She competed in the 2000 Summer months Olympics where runner Marion Jones also competed and had taken home the silver.