Olha Korobka

Olha Vasylivna Korobka (Ukrainian: Ольга Василівна Коробка; born December 7, 1985 Bobrovytsia, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union) is a female Ukrainian weightlifter who was the European record holder in the snatch with 133 kg, and in the clean and jerk with 164 kg.

Olha Korobka
Medal record
Women's Weightlifting
Representing  Ukraine
Olympic Games
Disqualified 2008 Beijing +75 kg
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Vancouver +75 kg
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Santo Domingo +75 kg
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Chiang Mai +75 kg
Disqualified 2011 Paris +75 kg
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2006 Władysławowo +75 kg
Gold medal – first place 2007 Strasbourg +75 kg
Gold medal – first place 2008 Lignano Sabbiadoro +75 kg
Silver medal – second place 2010 Minsk +75 kg


Korobka ranked 7th in the women's over 75 kg category at the 2004 Summer Olympics.[1]

On April 18, 2008, Korobka won her third straight European championship overall title in the women's over 75 kg category by lifting 277 kg in total (127 kg in the snatch, 150 kg in the clean and jerk).

At the 2008 Summer Olympics she initially won the silver medal in the +75 kg category, with a total of 277 kg. At a height of 1.81m (5' 11") and a weight of 167 kg (368 lbs), she was the heaviest female competitor at the Games.[2]

Korobka won silver medal as superweight in the 2010 European Championship, at a bodyweight of 170 kg. (373 lb.). In February 2012, she was banned for four years for doping, being suspended until November 2015.[3] She had failed a drugs test after the 2011 World Weightlifting Championships, where she won three bronze medals.[3]

In 2016, she was stripped of her 2008 Olympic medal after a retest of her doping sample tested positive for steroids.[4]


  1. ^ "KOROBKA Olha". International Weightlifting Federation. Archived from the original on 2011-05-27.
  2. ^ "Athlete Bio:Olha Korobka". ESPN.
  3. ^ a b Ukraine's Korobka gets four-year doping ban, Kyiv Post (18 February 2012) Archived 21 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "9 Olympians, including 6 medallists, caught for Beijing doping". cbc.ca. 26 October 2016. Retrieved 27 October 2016.

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