Russian shot putter and Olympic gold medalist, winning gold in the shot put at the 1992 Barcelona games.
She won a bronze medal at the 1991 World Championships.
She won her second gold medal in 2004 but the medal was later stripped after she tested positive for steroids.
Her sister Olga also competed in track and field but never in the Olympics.
She won gold in the 1992 Olympics where Michael Jordan led the Dream Team to gold in basketball.