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Nadezhda Khnik'ina-Dvalishvili

Full name: Nadezhda Khnik'ina-Dvalishvili
Original name: ნადეჟდა დვალიშვილ-ხნიკინა
Other name(s): Nadezhda Pavlovna Khnykina-Dvalishvili, Надежда Павловна Хныкина-Двалишвили
Gender: Female
Height: 5-6 (168 cm)
Weight: 121 lbs (55 kg)
Born: June 24, 1933 in Bakı, Bakı, Azerbaijan
Affiliations: Dynamo Tbilisi, Tbilisi (GEO)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 2 Bronze (2 Total)

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Biography

Nadezhda Khnik’ina (later Dvalishvili) was born in Bakı, Azerbaijan to a Russian family, but grew up in Tbilisi, Georgia, where she took up athletics at age 16. Khnik’ina was one of the top Soviet female sprinters in the early 1950s and also competed in the long jump. Khnik’ina won Olympic bronzes in the 1952 200 metres and the 1956 long jump. She was also fourth with the Soviet 4x100 relay team and was eliminated in the semis of the 100 at the 1952 Olympics. Khnik’ina won a long jump bronze at the 1951 World Student Games and was a four-time Soviet Champion – 1951 and 1953 in the 100 and 200 metres. During her career, Khnik’ina set four world records – 7.3 in 60 (1951), 45.6 in the 4x100 relay (1953) and 1:39.7 (1951) and 1:39.0 (1953) in the 4x200 relay. She also equaled Fanny Blankers-Koen long jump world record of 6.25 in 1954, but the result was not ratified by the IAAF. Khnik’ina married Georgian high jumper Anzor Dvalishvili in 1955 and later worked at the Tbilisi State Institute of Physical Culture.

Personal Bests\: 100 – 11.7 (1951); 200 – 24.16 (1952); LJ – 6.25 (1954).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 19 Helsinki Athletics Women's 100 metres Soviet Union URS 4 h1 r3/4
1952 Summer 19 Helsinki Athletics Women's 200 metres Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze
1952 Summer 19 Helsinki Athletics Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay Soviet Union URS 4
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics Women's Long Jump Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze

Women's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1952 Summer 19 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Semi-Finals Heat One 4 12.1 12.17
1952 Summer 19 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Quarter-Finals Heat Four 1 QU 12.0 12.29
1952 Summer 19 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Round One Heat Twelve 2 QU 12.0 12,25

Women's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1952 Summer 19 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Final 3 24.2 24.37 5
1952 Summer 19 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 24.1 24.16
1952 Summer 19 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Round One Heat Two 1 QU/OR 24.3 24.47

Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1952 Summer 19 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union URS Final 4 46.3 46.42 2
1952 Summer 19 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union URS Round One Heat Three 2 QU 46.7 47.01

Women's Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 3 6.07
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round One 2 6.00
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Two 2 5.81 6.00
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Three 3 foul 6.00
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Four 3 5.91 6.00
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Five 2 6.07 6.07
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Six NP 5.98
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 3 QU 5.95w
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