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Nina Ziuskova

Full name: Nina Anatoliïvna Ziuskova
Original name: Ніна Анатоліївна Зюськова
Other name(s): Nina Anatolyevna Zyuskova, Нина Анатольевна Зюськова
Gender: Female
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 148 lbs (67 kg)
Born: May 3, 1952 in Kalchyk, Donetsk, Ukraine
Affiliations: Lokomotiv Donetsk
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Mother of Volodymyr Ziuskov.

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Nina Ziuskova took up athletics in high school. Initially a high jumper and sprinter, she later concentrated on the long sprints. The apex of Ziuskova’s career came at the 1980 Olympics, where she won a gold medal with the Soviet 4x400 relay team. She also won silvers in the 4x400 at the 1979 World and European Cup. Ziuskova won Soviet 4x400 titles in 1978-79 and 4x200 titles in 1979-80. Individually her best placement at the Soviet Championships was a silver medal in the 1979 400 metres. While winning the 1979 Soviet 4x200 title, Ziuskova helped set a world record of 1:30.8. After finishing her sports career, Ziuskova worked as a children’s coach in Donetsk, Ukraine. Her son [Volodymyr Ziuskov] also became an international level athlete, winning long jump gold at the 2005 Universiade and bronze at the 2005 European Indoors.

Personal Best\: 400 – 50.17 (1980).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Athletics Women's 400 metres Soviet Union URS 5
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Athletics Women's 4 × 400 metres Relay Soviet Union URS 1 Gold

Women's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Final 5 50.17 3
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Semi-Finals Heat One 4 QU 51.12 8
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Round One Heat Two 1 QU 51.42 7

Women's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) ST
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union URS Final 1 3:20.2 3:20.12
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