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Tatyana Kolpakova

Full name: Tatyana Alekseyevna Kolpakova (-Abbyasova)
Original name: Татьяна Алексеевна Колпакова (-Аббясова)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-6.5 (169 cm)
Weight: 132 lbs (60 kg)
Born: October 18, 1959 in Alamudun, Chuy, Kyrgyzstan
Affiliations: Dynamo Bishkek, Bishkek (KGZ)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Tatyana Kolpakova took up athletics at age 15 and was selected for the Soviet national team in 1979, after finishing fourth at the 1979 Soviet Championships. Kolpakova was only a last minute replacement for the 1980 Soviet Olympic team, but was chosen after Soviet-Lithuanian Vilma Bardauskienė was injured before the Olympics. In the Olympic final, Kolpakova jumped 7.06 in the final round, only three centimetres short of the world record to win a surprising gold medal. After the Olympics, Kolpakova won gold at the 1981 Universiade and a bronze medal at the 1981 European Cup. She then married fellow Soviet-Kyrgyz horizontal jumper Shamil Abbyasov, who won triple jump gold at the 1981 European Indoor championships, and retired from sports, working as an athletics coach in her native Kyrgyzstan until 2001, when she and her family moved to Korolyov, Russia. From 2001-04 Kolpakova worked as a director of the sports school in Korolyov and beginning in 2004 she worked with the Committee for Physical Culture, Sports and Tourism of Korolyov. She has also been a deputy director of football club Metallist Korolyov.

Personal Best\: LJ – 7.06 (1980).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Summer 20 Moskva Athletics Women's Long Jump Soviet Union URS 1 Gold OR

Women's Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1980 Summer 20 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 1 OR 7.06
1980 Summer 20 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round One 3 6.84
1980 Summer 20 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Two 3 6.81 6.84
1980 Summer 20 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Three 3 6.72 6.84
1980 Summer 20 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Four 3 6.87 6.87
1980 Summer 20 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Five 4 6.73 6.87
1980 Summer 20 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Six NP OR 7.06
1980 Summer 20 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 3 QU 6.70
1980 Summer 20 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group A 1 6.70
1980 Summer 20 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group A Round One 1 6.70
1980 Summer 20 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 1 pass 6.70
1980 Summer 20 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP pass
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