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Nina Romashkova-Ponomaryova

Full name: Nina Apollonovna Romashkova-Ponomaryova
Original name: Нина Аполлоновна Ромашкова-Пономарëва
Gender: Female
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg)
Born: April 27, 1929 in Smychka, Sverdlovsk, Russia
Affiliations: VS Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 2 Gold, 1 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

On the evening of 20 July 1952, Nina Romashkova (later Ponomaryova) became the first Soviet athlete to win an Olympic gold medal, and she also added another gold at the 1960 Olympics and won bronze at the 1956 Olympics. Romashkova-Ponomaryova, who took up athletics in 1947, when she started her university studies, was also the 1954 European discus champion and eight times Soviet champion (1951-56, 1958-59). During her career, she set one world record with the discus, throwing 53.61 a month after the 1952 Olympics in Odessa. Romashkova-Ponomaryova finished her sporting career after the 1964 Olympics, where she was 11th in the discus and later worked as an athletics coach in Kyiv, Ukraine and eventually in Moscow, Russia.

Personal Best: DT – 56.62 (1955).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Athletics Women's Discus Throw Soviet Union URS 1 Gold OR
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Athletics Women's Discus Throw Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze
1960 Summer 31 Roma Athletics Women's Discus Throw Soviet Union URS 1 Gold OR
1964 Summer 35 Tokyo Athletics Women's Discus Throw Soviet Union URS 11

Women's Discus Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 1 OR 51.42
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round One 2 45.16
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Two 1 OR 50.84 50.84
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Three 1 OR 51.42 51.42
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Four 1 47,24 51.42
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Five 1 44.66 51.42
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Six NP 49.37
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 1 QU 45.05
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round 1 1 45.05
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round 2 1 45.05 pass
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round 3 DNS pass
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 3 52.02
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round One 3 51.03
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Two 2 51.61 51.61
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Three 3 50.17 51.61
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Four 3 47.22 51.61
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Five 3 52.02 52.02
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Six NP 51.10
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 2 QU 48.34
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round One 1 48.34
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round Two 2 pass 48.34
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round Three NP pass
1960 Summer 31 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 1 OR 55.10
1960 Summer 31 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round One 11 44.48
1960 Summer 31 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Two 1 52.42 52.42
1960 Summer 31 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Three 1 53.39 53.39
1960 Summer 31 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Four 1 51.68 53.39
1960 Summer 31 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Five 1 OR 55.10 55.10
1960 Summer 31 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Six NP 54.42
1960 Summer 31 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 1 QU 53.68
1960 Summer 31 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round One 1 53.68
1960 Summer 31 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round Two 1 pass 53.68
1960 Summer 31 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round Three NP pass
1964 Summer 35 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 11 52.48
1964 Summer 35 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round One 6 52.15
1964 Summer 35 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Two 10 51.12 52.15
1964 Summer 35 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Three 11 52.48 52.48
1964 Summer 35 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 14 QU 50.18
1964 Summer 35 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round One 16 44.69
1964 Summer 35 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round Two 16 44.89 44.89
1964 Summer 35 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round Three NP 50.18
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