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Mariya Golubnichaya

Full name: Mariya Vasilyevna Golubnichaya
Original name: Мария Васильевна Голубничая
Gender: Female
Height: 5-5.5 (167 cm)
Weight: 132 lbs (60 kg)
Born: February 24, 1924 in Dubrovka, Stavropol Kray, Russia
Affiliations: Burevestnik Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

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Biography

Mariya Golubnichaya did gymnastics in her youth and did not take up athletics until 1946 when she enrolled at the Lesgaft State Institute of Physical Culture in Leningrad (now Lesgaft National State University of Physical Education, Sport and Health in St. Petersburg). Initially Golubnichaya competed in sprints, jumps and even in the shot put and pentathlon, and did not try hurdling until 1950, but she soon rose to the top of Soviet hurdling in the 1950s. Golubnichaya won an Olympic silver in 1952 and was the 1954 European Champion. She also competed at the 1956 Olympics, but sprained her foot in the final and finished fifth. Golubnichaya was the Soviet 80 hurdles champion from 1952-54 and set one world record during her career, when in August 1954 in Kyiv she equaled Shirley Strickland de la Hunty’s world record of 10.9, set in the 1952 Olympic final. After finishing her sports career, Golubnichaya worked as an athletics coach, serving as coach of the 1976 Soviet Olympic team.

Personal Best\: 80H – 10.7 (1956).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Athletics Women's 80 metres Hurdles Soviet Union URS 2 Silver
1956 Summer 32 Melbourne Athletics Women's 80 metres Hurdles Soviet Union URS 5

Women's 80 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Final 2 11.1 11.24 5
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 11.2 11.35
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Round One Heat Six 1 QU 11.1 11.29
1956 Summer 32 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Final 5 11.3 11.50 3
1956 Summer 32 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Semi-Finals Heat One 3 QU 11.0 11.12
1956 Summer 32 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Round One Heat Two 2 QU 11.1 11.25
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