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Vira Misevych

Full name: Vira Antonivna Misevych
Original name: Віра Антонівна Місевич
Other name(s): Vera Antonovna Misevich, Вера Антоновна Мисевич
Gender: Female
Height: 5'7" (169 cm)
Weight: 132 lbs (60 kg)
Born: April 10, 1945 in Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine
Died: March 4, 1995 in Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine
Affiliations: Dynamo Kyiv, Kyiv (UKR)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Equestrianism

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Although the 1980 equestrian games were not a top competition, like the other Olympic Games, because almost all the top riders missed the competition due to the boycott, the dressage event were a class higher than the rest of the riding events at the 1980 Olympic Games, because the Soviet Union had been one of the top dressage countries since the 1960s. The Soviets were considered as favorites in both individual and team dressage, but they were upset by the 1979 European champion Sissy Theurer of Austria in the individual competition, so Vira Misevych had to settle for a fourth place in the individual event behind her compatriots Yury Kovshov and Viktor Ugryumov, while taking a gold in team event. Besides her Olympic gold, Misevych won two team bronzes at the 1977 and 1981 European Championships. Misevych was also Soviet champion in 1981 and 1983.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Summer 35 Moskva Equestrianism Mixed Dressage, Individual Soviet Union URS 4
1980 Summer 35 Moskva Equestrianism Mixed Dressage, Team Soviet Union URS 1 Gold

Mixed Dressage, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Horse Phase Unit Rank PTS
1980 Summer 35 Moskva Equestrianism Soviet Union Plot Final Standings 4 1,231
1980 Summer 35 Moskva Equestrianism Soviet Union Plot Final Round 4 1,231
1980 Summer 35 Moskva Equestrianism Soviet Union Plot Final Round Judge #1 4 246
1980 Summer 35 Moskva Equestrianism Soviet Union Plot Final Round Judge #2 4 254
1980 Summer 35 Moskva Equestrianism Soviet Union Plot Final Round Judge #3 4 233
1980 Summer 35 Moskva Equestrianism Soviet Union Plot Final Round Judge #4 3 248
1980 Summer 35 Moskva Equestrianism Soviet Union Plot Final Round Judge #5 3 250
1980 Summer 35 Moskva Equestrianism Soviet Union Plot Qualifying Round 6 QU 1,254
1980 Summer 35 Moskva Equestrianism Soviet Union Plot Qualifying Round Judge #1 6T 239
1980 Summer 35 Moskva Equestrianism Soviet Union Plot Qualifying Round Judge #2 7 252
1980 Summer 35 Moskva Equestrianism Soviet Union Plot Qualifying Round Judge #3 5 263
1980 Summer 35 Moskva Equestrianism Soviet Union Plot Qualifying Round Judge #4 8 231
1980 Summer 35 Moskva Equestrianism Soviet Union Plot Qualifying Round Judge #5 5 269

Mixed Dressage, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Horse Phase Unit Rank PTS
1980 Summer 35 Moskva Equestrianism Soviet Union URS Plot Final Standings 1 1,254