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Taisiya Chenchik

Full name: Taisiya Filippovna Chenchik
Original name: Таисия Филипповна Ченчик
Gender: Female
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
Weight: 119 lbs (54 kg)
Born: January 30, 1936 in Pryluky, Chernihiv, Ukraine
Died: November 19, 2013 in Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Affiliations: Burevestnik Chelyabinsk, Chelyabinsk (RUS) / Burevestnik Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Born in Ukraine, Taisiya Chenchik grew up in Chelyabinsk, Russia, where her family had fled during World War II. Chenchik took up athletics after enrolling at the Chelyabinsk Polytechnic Institute (now South Ural State University) and soon rose to be the top Soviet and European high jumper in the 1960s. She won Olympic bronze in 1964, was the European champion in 1966 and won silver at the 1958 European Championships. Chenchik also won gold at the 1963 Universiade, 1967 European Indoor Championships, won the high jump at the USSR-USA dual meet five times (1958-59, 1962-63, 1965) and was a Soviet champion four times (1957-59 and 1962). Chenchik graduated from the Chelyabinsk Polytechnic Institute with an electrical engineering degree in 1959 and from 1959-62 worked as a lecturer in the theoretical electrical engineering department at her alma mater. From 1963-91, Chenchik was a lecturer of electrophysics and electrical engineering at the Moscow Power Engineering Institute. Later Chenchik was president of Moscow Veteran’s Athletics Federation and was a board member of the Moscow Athletics Federation.

Personal Best\: HJ – 1.78 (1959).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 24 Roma Athletics Women's High Jump Soviet Union URS 5
1964 Summer 28 Tokyo 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
1960 Summer 24 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 5 1.68 0 0 4
1960 Summer 24 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 1.55 metres 1T o 0 0 1 1.55
1960 Summer 24 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 1.60 metres 4T o 0 0 2 1.60
1960 Summer 24 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 1.65 metres 3T o 0 0 3 1.65
1960 Summer 24 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 1.68 metres 4 o 0 0 4 1.68
1960 Summer 24 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 1.71 metres 5 xxx 0 0 4 1.68
1960 Summer 24 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 10T QU 1.65 1 2 6
1960 Summer 24 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 1.50 metres 1T o 0 0 1 1.50
1960 Summer 24 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 1.55 metres 3T o 0 0 2 1.55
1960 Summer 24 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 1.60 metres 17T xo 1 1 4 1.60
1960 Summer 24 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 1.65 metres 10T xo 1 2 6 1.65
1964 Summer 28 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 3 1.78 0 3 9
1964 Summer 28 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 1.55 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1964 Summer 28 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 1.60 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1964 Summer 28 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 1.65 metres 1T o 0 0 1 1.65
1964 Summer 28 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 1.68 metres 1T o 0 0 2 1.68
1964 Summer 28 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 1.71 metres 8 xo 1 1 4 1.71
1964 Summer 28 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 1.74 metres 2 o 0 1 5 1.74
1964 Summer 28 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 1.76 metres 3 xxo 2 3 8 1.76
1964 Summer 28 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 1.78 metres 2 o 0 3 9 1.78
1964 Summer 28 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 1.80 metres 3 xxx 0 3 9 1.78
1964 Summer 28 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 10 QU 1.70 1 1 5
1964 Summer 28 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 1.55 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1964 Summer 28 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 1.60 metres 1T o 0 0 1 1.60
1964 Summer 28 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 1.65 metres 6T o 0 0 2 1.65
1964 Summer 28 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 1.68 metres 1T o 0 0 3 1.68
1964 Summer 28 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 1.70 metres 10 xo 1 1 5 1.70
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