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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)

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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. Besides 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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