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Zdeňka Šilhavá
Czech discus thrower and olympionic

Zdeňka Šilhavá

Zdeňka Šilhavá
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Intro Czech discus thrower and olympionic
Is Athlete
From Czech Republic
Field Sports
Gender female
Birth 15 June 1954, Krnov
Age 67 years
Star sign Gemini
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Zdeňka Bartoňová-Šilhavá (born 15 June 1954 in Krnov, Czechoslovakia) is a retired female track and field athlete from the Czech Republic, who set the world record in the women's discus throw on 26 August 1984 with a distance of 74.56 metres (244.6 ft). That mark still is the national record.
Šilhavá represented Czechoslovakia at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, finishing in sixth place (67.84 metres (222.6 ft)) in the women's discus, and in eleventh place in the women's shot put event (18.86 metres (61.9 ft)). She threw again in the 1996 Summer Olympics at the age of 42. Three years after the Olympics, she threw masters W45 world records in both the shot put and discus that still stand.


Šilhavá tested positive for anabolic steroids at the European Cup in Moscow in August 1985 and was subsequently banned for life by the European Athletics Federation. The ban was later reduced to 18 months by the IAAF.

Personal life

She is married to discus thrower Josef Šilhavý.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Czechoslovakia
1982 European Championships Athens, Greece 9th Shot put 18.46 m
13th Discus 56.16 m
1983 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 6th Discus 64.32 m
9th Shot put 19.00 m
1987 World Championships Rome, Italy 6th Discus 64.82 m
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 6th Discus 67.84 m
11th Shot put 18.86 m
Representing the  Czech Republic
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 22nd (q) Discus 57.16 m
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 12th Discus 55.04 m
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 24th (q) Discus 56.38 m
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 19th (q) Discus 59.24 m

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