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Nadiya Tkachenko

Full name: Nadiya Volodymyrivna Tkachenko (-Sapronova)
Original name: Надія Володимирівна Ткаченко (-Сапронова)
Other name(s): Nadezhda Vladimirovna Tkachenko (-Sapronova), Надежда Владимировна Ткаченко (-Сапронова)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-4.5 (165 cm)
Weight: 163 lbs (74 kg)
Born: September 19, 1948 in Kremenchuk, Poltava, Ukraine
Affiliations: Avangard Donetsk, Donetsk (UKR)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

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Biography

Ukrainian Nadiya Tkachenko, who took up athletics when she was already 18-years-old, was one of the top pentathletes of the world in the 1970s. Tkachenko won the 1980 Olympic gold with a world record 5,083 points, thus becoming the first and only pentathlete to break 5,000 points as the IAAF replaced the pentathlon with the heptathlon in 1981. Tkachenko also competed at the 1972 and 1976 Olympics, placing ninth and fifth respectively. At the European Championships, Tkachenko won gold in 1974, but failed a doping test at the 1978 Europeans and was disqualified, after having placed first. Tkachenko also won gold at the 1973 Universiade and the 1977 European Cup Combined Events. Besides the world record set at the 1980 Olympics, she set one other world record – 4,839 in 1977. She won Soviet titles in 1973-75 and 1978, adding national silvers in 1971, 1972 and 1976 and a bronze in 1977. Tkachenko finished her sports career after the 1980 Olympics and later worked as a children’s coach in Donetsk, Ukraine.

Personal Bests\: Pen76 – 4776 (1974); Pen89 – 5083 (1980).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics Women's Pentathlon Soviet Union URS 9
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics Women's Pentathlon Soviet Union URS 5
1980 Summer 31 Moskva Athletics Women's Pentathlon Soviet Union URS 1 Gold WR

Women's Pentathlon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank P(1971AT) P(1985AT) T(A) D P(1971T) P(1985T) H C/F/P P(1977AT) P(1977T)
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics Soviet Union Final Standings 9 4.370 4.347
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics Soviet Union 100 metre hurdles 8 890 1.005 13.81
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics Soviet Union 100 metre hurdles Heat Two 3 890 1.005 13.81
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics Soviet Union Shot put 10 13.69 820 773
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics Soviet Union Shot put Round One NP 13.67
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics Soviet Union Shot put Round Two NP 13.64
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics Soviet Union Shot put Round Three NP 13.69
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics Soviet Union High jump 14T 885 795 1.65
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics Soviet Union High jump 1.50 metres NP o
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics Soviet Union High jump 1.55 metres NP o
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics Soviet Union High jump 1.60 metres NP o
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics Soviet Union High jump 1.65 metres NP o
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics Soviet Union High jump 1.68 metres NP xxx
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics Soviet Union Long jump 11T 6.18w 945 905
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics Soviet Union Long jump Round One NP 6.08
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics Soviet Union Long jump Round Two NP 6.18w
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics Soviet Union Long jump Round Three NP 5.97
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics Soviet Union 200 metres 20T 830 869 25.19
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics Soviet Union 200 metres Heat Two 5 830 869 25.19
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Final Standings 5 4.669 4.692
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union 100 metre hurdles 6 944 1.063 13.41
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union 100 metre hurdles Heat Two 2 944 11.063 13.41
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Shot put 3 14.90 889 854
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Shot put Round One NP 14.51
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Shot put Round Two NP 14.90
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Shot put Round Three NP foul
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union High jump 2T 1.031 978 1.80
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union High jump 1.60 metres NP o
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union High jump 1.64 metres NP o
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union High jump 1.68 metres NP o
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union High jump 1.71 metres NP o
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union High jump 1.74 metres NP o
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union High jump 1.76 metres NP o
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union High jump 1.78 metres NP xo
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union High jump 1.80 metres NP xxo
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union High jump 1.82 metres NP xxx
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Long jump 8 6.08 924 874
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Long jump Round One NP 6.08
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Long jump Round Two NP 6.08
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Long jump Round Three NP 6.08
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union 200 metres 6T 881 923 24.61
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union 200 metres Heat Three 5 881 923 24.61
1980 Summer 31 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Final Standings 1 WR 5.213 5.083
1980 Summer 31 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union 100 metre hurdles 2 1.081 13.29 960
1980 Summer 31 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union 100 metre hurdles Heat One 1 1.081 13.29 960
1980 Summer 31 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Shot put 1 16.84 985 994
1980 Summer 31 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union High jump 2T 1.029 1.84 1.068
1980 Summer 31 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Long jump 3 6.73 1.082 1.062
1980 Summer 31 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union 800 metres 3 1.036 2:05.2 999
1980 Summer 31 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union 800 metres Heat Three 3 1.036 2:05.2 999
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