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Nadezhda Kolesnikova-Ilyina

Full name: Nadezhda Leonidovna Kolesnikova-Ilyina
Original name: Надежда Леонидовна Колесникова-Ильина
Gender: Female
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
Weight: 134 lbs (61 kg)
Born: January 24, 1949 in Zelenokumsk, Stavropol Kray, Russia
Died: December 7, 2013 in Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Affiliations: Dynamo Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Mother of Nadiya Petrova.

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Nadezhda Ilyina (née Kolesnikova) was the leading Soviet female long sprinter in the mid-1970s. Ilyina competed at the 1972 and 1976 Olympics, winning a 4x400 m relay bronze in 1976 and reaching the 400 m semifinal at both Olympics. Ilyina also competed at the 1971 and 1974 European Championships and won the 4x400 m relay bronze at both championships, while finishing fourth in the 400 m in 1974. At the European Indoor Championships, Ilyina won gold in 4x2 laps relay in 1975, 400 m silvers in 1974 and 1975, 4x2 laps relay silver in 1972 and 1+2+3+4 laps relay bronze in 1970. At the 1974 European Indoor Championships held in Göteborg, Sweden, Ilyina set a World indoor 400 m record, when she clocked 52.44 in her semifinal run. Domestically, Ilyina was the Soviet 400 m champion in 1973-75 and 4x400 m champion in 1969, 1971, 1973, 1974 and 1977. After finishing her sporting career, Ilyina worked as an athletics coach with Dynamo Moskva. Her daughter Nadiya Petrova became a successful tennis player who ranked no. 3 in the world in singles in May 2006. Ilyina died in a car accident in the Moscow suburbs in December 2013.

Personal Best\: 400 – 51.19 (1976).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics Women's 400 metres Soviet Union URS 7 h2 r3/4
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics Women's 4 × 400 metres Relay Soviet Union URS 8
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics Women's 400 metres Soviet Union URS 5 h2 r3/4
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics Women's 4 × 400 metres Relay Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze

Women's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics Soviet Union Semi-Finals Heat Two 7 52.29 7
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics Soviet Union Quarter-Finals Heat One 3 QU 52.30 1
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics Soviet Union Round One Heat Four 3 QU 53.20 2
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Semi-Finals Heat Two 5 51.42 6
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Quarter-Finals Heat Three 2 QU 51.32 3
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Round One Heat Six 1 QU 51.97 7

Women's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(A) ST
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics Soviet Union URS Final 8 3:31.89 52,1
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics Soviet Union URS Round One Heat One 3 QU 3:30.23
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union URS Final 3 3:24.24 50,8
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union URS Round One Heat One 1 QU 3:24.54