Full name: Vera Yakovlevna Komisova (Nikitina-)
Original name: Вера Яковлевна Комисова (Никитина-)
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: Soviet Union
Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)
During most of her career, Vera Komisova was under the shadow of top Soviet 100 hurdler Tatyana Anisimova. The apex of Komisova’s career was at the 1980 Olympics, where she won the 100 hurdles gold medal in Anisimova’s absence, who had withdrawn due to injury.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 4x100 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 4x200 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).
|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|
|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|
|1980 Summer||27||Moskva||Athletics||Soviet Union||URS||Final Standings||2||42.10||1|