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Tamara Bykova

Full name: Tamara Vladimirovna Bykova
Original name: Тамара Владимировна Быкова
Gender: Female
Height: 5-10 (179 cm)
Weight: 137 lbs (62 kg)
Born: December 21, 1958 in Azov, Rostov, Russia
Affiliations: SA Moskva
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

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Biography

Tamara Bykova took up athletics in 1976 and made her international début at the 1980 Olympics, where she finished ninth. Bykova was the top female high jumper of the world in the mid-1980s and set three world records before the 1984 Olympics (2.03 on 21 August 1983, 2.04 on 25 August 1983 and 2.05 on 22 June 1984). She would have been a favorite for gold in Los Angeles, but the Soviet Union boycotted the 1984 Olympics. She competed at the Friendship Games, placing only third, also taking a bronze medal when she finally got to compete at the Olympics in 1988. Her best year was 1983 when she won all her major titles, winning the World Championships, Universiade and European Indoors. Bykova won at least 12 silver medals and four bronze medals at various internationals. She initially placed second at the 1990 Goodwill Games, but was disqualified for a positive doping test, and received a three months ban from the IAAF. Bykova last competed internationally at the 1991 World Championships, where she was seventh and she retired from sports after the fall of the Soviet Union, after winning Soviet titles in 1980, 1982-83, 1985 and 1989.

Personal Best\: HJ – 2.05 (1984).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Athletics Women's High Jump Soviet Union URS 9
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Athletics Women's High Jump Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze

Women's High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank BHC MBHC TMBHC TABHC C/F/P
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 9 1.88 1 1 4
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 1.75 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 1.80 metres 1T o 0 0 1 1.80
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 1.85 metres 2T o 0 0 2 1.85
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 1.88 metres 8 xo 1 1 4 1.88
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 1.91 metres 9 xxx 1 1 4 1.88
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 7T QU 1.88 1 1 5
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group A 6T 1.88 1 1 5
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group A 1.75 metres 1T o 0 0 1 1.75
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group A 1.80 metres 1T o 0 0 2 1.80
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group A 1.85 metres 1T o 0 0 3 1.85
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group A 1.88 metres 6T xo 1 1 5 1.88
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 3 1.99 2 3
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 1.75 metres NP p 0 0 NH
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 1.80 metres 1T o 0 0 1.80
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 1.85 metres 1T o 0 0 1.85
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 1.90 metres 1T o 0 0 1.90
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 1.93 metres 1T o 0 0 1.93
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 1.96 metres 4 xo 1 1 1.96
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 1.99 metres 3 xxo 2 3 1.99
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 2.01 metres 3 xxx 2 3 1.99
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 1T QU 1.92 0 0
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group B 1T 1.92 0 0
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group B 1.70 metres 1T o 0 0 1.70
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group B 1.75 metres 1T o 0 0 1.75
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group B 1.80 metres 1T o 0 0 1.80
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group B 1.84 metres 1T o 0 0 1.84
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group B 1.87 metres 1T o 0 0 1.87
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group B 1.90 metres 1T o 0 0 1.90
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group B 1.92 metres 1T o 0 0 1.92
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