Full name: Nina Anatoliïvna Ziuskova
Original name: Ніна Анатоліївна Зюськова
Other name(s): Nina Anatolyevna Zyuskova, Нина Анатольевна Зюськова
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 148 lbs (67 kg)
Born: May 3, 1952 in Kalchyk, Donetsk, Ukraine
Affiliations: Lokomotiv Donetsk
Country: Soviet Union
Related Olympians: Mother of Volodymyr Ziuskov.
Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
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).
|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|
|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|
|1980 Summer||28||Moskva||Athletics||Soviet Union||URS||Final||1||3:20.2||3:20.12|