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Rita Achkina

Full name: Rita Nikolayevna Achkina
Original name: Рита Николаевна Ачкина
Gender: Female
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
Weight: 139 lbs (63 kg)
Born: February 1, 1938 in Mahilyow, Mahilyow, Belarus
Affiliations: CSKA Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Rita Achkina started to ski in her native Belarus, but rose to fame after she moved to Moscow to study at university. In 1965 she won the 5 km, 10 km and relay at the Soviet Championships, her only three Soviet titles. Internationally Achkina made her début at the 1966 World Championships, where she won a bronze in the 5 km and gold in the relay. Her next and last international tournament was the 1968 Winter Olympic Games, where she was sixth in 5 km and won a bronze as a member of Soviet relay team. Since ending her sporting career Achkina has worked as elementary school teacher.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Winter 25 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Women's 5 kilometres Soviet Union URS 10
1968 Winter 30 Grenoble Cross Country Skiing Women's 5 kilometres Soviet Union URS 6
1968 Winter 30 Grenoble Cross Country Skiing Women's 3 × 5 kilometres Relay Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze

Women's 5 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R
1964 Winter 25 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Soviet Union Final Standings 10 18:51.1 8:33.6 7
1968 Winter 30 Grenoble Cross Country Skiing Soviet Union Final Standings 6 16:55.1

Women's 3 × 5 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1968 Winter 30 Grenoble Cross Country Skiing Soviet Union URS Final Standings 3 19:31.2 39:04.0 3