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Valentyna Kovpan

Full name: Valentyna Ivanivna Kovpan
Original name: Валентина Іванівна Ковпан
Other name(s): Valentina Ivanovna Kovpan, Валентина Ивановна Ковпан
Gender: Female
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
Weight: 132 lbs (60 kg)
Born: February 28, 1950 in Petroostriv, Kirovohrad, Ukraine
Affiliations: VS Lviv, Lviv (UKR)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Archery

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Valentina Kovpan was one of the best female Soviet archers in the mid-1970s. During her career, Kovpan competed at the 1976 Olympics, in two World Championships (1973 and 1975), and in two European Championships (1976 and 1978). Kovpan won silver at the 1976 Olympics and was a two-time World team champion (1973 and 1975) and a three-time European champion, in 1976 in team and in 1978 in individual and team. She also took individual silvers at the 1973 and 1975 World Championships and individual silver at the 1976 European Championships. Domestically, Kovpan won Soviet individual titles in 1973 and 1978 and team titles in 1970 and 1974. After her sporting career, Kovpan worked as a dentist, until 12 May 2006, when she left her home to go to work, but never arrived there and has not been seen since. The police speculated, she was a victim of kidnapping gone bad, but nothing definite was discovered. According to her son, she already had lived through an unsuccessful kidnapping attempt in 2002.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Archery Women's Individual Soviet Union URS 2 Silver

Women's Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Archery Soviet Union Final Standings 2 1976-07-27 2,460
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Archery Soviet Union Total 30 metres 1 1976-07-27 686
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Archery Soviet Union Total 50 metres 10 1976-07-27 559
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Archery Soviet Union Total 70 metres 1 1976-07-27 626
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Archery Soviet Union Total 90 metres 1 1976-07-27 589
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Archery Soviet Union Round One 7 1976-07-27 1,182
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Archery Soviet Union Round One 30 metres 2 1976-07-27 340
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Archery Soviet Union Round One 50 metres 22 1976-07-27 254
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Archery Soviet Union Round One 60 metres 6 1976-07-27 299
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Archery Soviet Union Round One 70 metres 5 1976-07-27 289
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Archery Soviet Union Round Two 2 1976-07-29 1,278
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Archery Soviet Union Round Two 30 metres 1 1976-07-29 346
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Archery Soviet Union Round Two 50 metres 3 1976-07-29 305
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Archery Soviet Union Round Two 60 metres 1 1976-07-29 327
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Archery Soviet Union Round Two 70 metres 2 1976-07-29 300