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Tamara Tyshkevich

Full name: Tamara Andreyevna Tyshkevich
Original name: Тамара Андреевна Тышкевич
Gender: Female
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 256 lbs (116 kg)
Born: March 31, 1931 in Ikonki, Vitebsk, Belarus
Died: December 27, 1997 in St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Born in Belarus, Tamara Tyshkevich took up athletics in 1947 in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), where her family had fled during World War II. Tyshkevich was one of the world’s top female shot putters during the 1950s, although she was under the shadow of another Soviet shot putter from Leningrad, Galina Zybina. Tyshkevich managed to beat Zybina three times in major competitions\: first at the 1956 Soviet Championships, where she won her first Soviet title; next at the 1956 Olympics, where Tyshkevich won a gold medal with a personal best 16.59; and finally at the 1957 Soviet Championships, where she won her second Soviet title. Besides those titles, Tyshkevich won silver at the 1958 European Championships, bronze at the 1954 European Championships and was fourth at the 1952 Olympics. Tyshkevich also won two silvers (1953-54) and three bronzes (1955, 1958, 1960) at the Soviet Championships. Tyshkevich retired from competition in 1962 and later worked as an athletics coach in her native Leningrad.

Personal Best\: SP – 16.59 (1956).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Women's Shot Put Soviet Union URS 4 OR
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Athletics Women's Shot Put Soviet Union URS 1 Gold OR

Women's Shot Put

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD SBMD
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 4 OR 14.42
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round One 2T OR 14.42
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Two 2 14.13 14.42 14.13
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Three 3 13.57 14.42
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Four 3 14.00 14.42
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Five 3 13.45 14.42
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Six NP 13.88
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 8 QU 12.76
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round 1 7 12.76
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round 2 7 12.76 pass
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round 3 DNS pass
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 1 OR 16.59
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round One 2 16.13
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Two 2 14.80 16.13
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Three 2 16.32 16.32
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Four 2 15.92 16.32
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Five 2 15.45 16.32
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Six NP OR 16.59
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 1 QU 14.43
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round One 1 14.43
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round Two 1 pass 14.43
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round Three NP pass
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