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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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