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Nadezhda Chizhova

Full name: Nadezhda Vladimirovna Chizhova
Original name: Надежда Владимировна Чижова
Gender: Female
Height: 5'9" (174 cm)
Weight: 198 lbs (90 kg)
Born: September 29, 1945 in Usolye-Sibirskoye, Irkutsk, Russia
Affiliations: Spartak St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

Nadezhda Chizhova was the top female shot putter of the world in the late 1960s and early 70s. She competed in three Olympics and won a full set of Olympics medals (gold in 1972, silver in 1976 and bronze in 1968). Chizhova also became the first woman in the world to break the 20 and 21 metre barriers and set seven world records during her career – 18.67 (1968), 19.72, 20.09, 20.43 (all in 1969), 20.63, 21.03 (both in 1972) and 21.20 (1973). Chizhova also won four gold medals at the European Championships (1966, 1969, 1971 and 1974), won two golds at the World University Games (1970, 1973) and was a six-time Soviet champion (1967-70, 1972, 1974). Chizhova retired from sports after the 1976 Olympics and has worked as an athletics coach in St. Petersburg.

Personal Best: SP – 21.45 (1973).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Athletics Women's Shot Put Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze
1972 Summer 26 München Athletics Women's Shot Put Soviet Union URS 1 Gold WR
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Athletics Women's Shot Put Soviet Union URS 2 Silver

Women's Shot Put

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Athletics Soviet Union Final Standings 3 18.19
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round One 3 18.19
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Two 3 foul 18.19
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Three 3 18.03 18.19
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Four 3 17.62 18.19
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Five 3 17.49 18.19
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Six NP 17.26
1972 Summer 26 München Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 1 WR 21.03
1972 Summer 26 München Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round One 1 WR 21.03
1972 Summer 26 München Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Two 1 20.36 21.03
1972 Summer 26 München Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Three 1 20.58 21.03
1972 Summer 26 München Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Four 1 19.97 21.03
1972 Summer 26 München Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Five 1 foul 21.03
1972 Summer 26 München Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Six NP foul
1972 Summer 26 München Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 5 QU 18.54
1972 Summer 26 München Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round One 5 18.54
1972 Summer 26 München Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round Two 5 pass 18.54
1972 Summer 26 München Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round Three NP pass
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Final Standings 2 20.96
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round One 1 20.84
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Two 1 20.96 20.96
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Three 1 foul 20.96
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Four 1 pass 20.96
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Five 2 14.16 20.96
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Six NP foul