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Olga Rukavishnikova

Full name: Olga Aleksandrovna Rukavishnikova
Original name: Ольга Александровна Рукавишникова
Gender: Female
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: March 13, 1955 in Severodvinsk, Arkhangelsk, Russia
Affiliations: Burevestnik Kazan, Kazan (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Olga Rukavishnikova has the distinction of having set one of the most transient world records. At the 1980 Olympics, [Olga Kuragina] finished first in the final event of the pentathlon, the 800 metres, in 2:03.6, totaling 4,875 points, and breaking her own world record of 4,856 points. Rukavishnikova crossed the line second with a time of 2:04.8, breaking that world record with 4,937 points, but just a mere 0.4 seconds later, [Nadiya Tkachenko] crossed the line third, scoring 5,083 points, to break Rukavishnikova's short-lived mark. In addition to her Olympic silver, she won a pentathlon bronze at the 1975 Universiade. After the IAAF changed to the heptathlon after the 1980 Olympics, Rukavishnikova continued to compete for a few seasons, but with less success. She set her personal best of 6,047 in heptathlon at the 1981 Soviet Championships and her best placement in heptathlon at a major international was fourth at the 1981 Universiade. Rukavishnikova won the Soviet long jump title in 1977 and pentathlon silver in 1980.

Personal Best\: Pen – 4937 (1980).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Summer 25 Moskva Athletics Women's Pentathlon Soviet Union URS 2 Silver

Women's Pentathlon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank P(1977AT) P(1985AT) T(A) D P(1977T) P(1985T) H
1980 Summer 25 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Final Standings 2 4.937 5.051
1980 Summer 25 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union 100 metre hurdles 4 910 1.027 13.66
1980 Summer 25 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union 100 metre hurdles Heat Three 2 910 1.027 13.66
1980 Summer 25 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Shot put 5 14.09 844 800
1980 Summer 25 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union High jump 1 OB 1.104 1.080 1.88
1980 Summer 25 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Long jump 1 OR 6.79 1.074 1.102
1980 Summer 25 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union 800 metres 2 1.005 1.042 2:04.8
1980 Summer 25 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union 800 metres Heat Three 2 1.005 1.042 2:04.8
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