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Vera Komisova

Full name: Vera Yakovlevna Komisova (Nikitina-)
Original name: Вера Яковлевна Комисова (Никитина-)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-6.5 (169 cm)
Weight: 132 lbs (60 kg)
Born: June 11, 1953 in St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia
Affiliations: Zenit St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

During most of her career, Vera Komisova was under the shadow of top Soviet 100 hurdler [Tatyana Anisimova]. The apex of Komisova’s career came at the 1980 Olympics, where she won the 100 hurdles gold medal in Anisimova’s absence, who had withdrawn due to injury. She was also a late substitute for injured [Lyudmila Kondratyeva] on the Soviet 4×100 relay team, which won a silver medal. Besides those two Olympic medals, Komisova won a 100 hurdles bronze at the 1979 Universiade. She won three Soviet titles – 100 metres in 1980; high hurdles in 1980; and 4×200 relay in 1978. After finishing her sports career, Komisova worked as a lecturer in the physical education department of the Herzen State Pedagogical University in St. Petersburg.

Personal Bests\: 100 – 11.26 (1980); 100H – 12.39 (1980).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Summer 27 Moskva Athletics Women's 100 metres Hurdles Soviet Union URS 1 Gold OR
1980 Summer 27 Moskva Athletics Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay Soviet Union URS 2 Silver

Women's 100 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1980 Summer 27 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Final 1 OR 12.56 5
1980 Summer 27 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 12.78 2
1980 Summer 27 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Round One Heat One 1 QU 12.67 2

Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1980 Summer 27 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union URS Final Standings 2 42.10 1
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