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Zinaida Amosova

Full name: Zinaida Stepanovna Amosova (Shishkina-)
Original name: Зинаида Степановна Амосова (Шишкина-)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-4 (163 cm)
Born: January 12, 1950 in Kolkhoz imena Krupskoy, Zhambyl, Kazakhstan
Affiliations: SKA Novosibirsk
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Zinaida Amosova made her international début at the 1976 Olympic Games, where she won gold as a member of the Soviet relay team and was sixth in both the 5 and 10 km. The 1978 World Championships were very successful for her as she won both the 10 and 20 km races, was third in the relay, and sixth at 5 km. Amosova made her last international appearance at the 1980 World Championships, where she was sixth in the 20 km. Amosova also won bronze at the first Women's World Cup in 1978-79. Domestically she won three Soviet titles – in the 20 km in 1976 and in the relay in 1974 and 1979. After her sporting career Amosova worked as a cross-country skiing coach.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Women's 5 kilometres Soviet Union URS 6
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Women's 10 kilometres Soviet Union URS 6
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Women's 4 × 5 kilometres Relay Soviet Union URS 1 Gold

Women's 5 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Soviet Union Final Standings 6 16:33.78

Women's 10 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Soviet Union Final Standings 6 31:11.23 16:58.18 6

Women's 4 × 5 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Soviet Union URS Final Standings 1 17:02.81 34:33.82 1
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