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Marharyta Nikolaieva

Full name: Marharyta Mykolaïvna Nikolaieva (Petrova-)
Original name: Маргарита Миколаївна Ніколаєва (Петрова-)
Other name(s): Margarita Nikolayevna Nikolayeva (Petrova-), Маргарита Николаевна Николаева (Петрова-)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-2.5 (159 cm)
Weight: 121 lbs (55 kg)
Born: September 23, 1935 in Ivanovo, Ivanovo, Russia
Died: December 21, 1993 in Odessa, Odessa, Ukraine
Affiliations: VS Odessa, Odessa (UKR)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Gymnastics

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

Born in Ivanovo, Russia, Marharyta Nikolaieva moved with her family to Odessa in the Ukraine in 1945 and took up gymnastics in 1948. Nikolaieva was on the Soviet national team from 1959-61. Nikolaieva’s only major international tournament was the 1960 Olympics, where she won golds in horse vault and team all-around and was fourth in the individual all-around and on beam. Domestically Nikolaieva never won a Soviet title, her only medals at the Soviet championships being bronzes in horse vault in 1960 and floor exercise in 1965. Nikolaieva also won a bronze in individual all-around at the 1965 Soviet Cup. After finishing her sporting career in 1967, Nikolaieva worked as a gymnastics coach in her hometown of Odessa. She also had some minor movie roles in films directed by Ukrainian born Russian movie actor and director Yevgeny Matveyev.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 24 Roma Gymnastics Women's Individual All-Around Soviet Union URS 4
1960 Summer 24 Roma Gymnastics Women's Team All-Around Soviet Union URS 1 Gold
1960 Summer 24 Roma Gymnastics Women's Floor Exercise Soviet Union URS 15T QR
1960 Summer 24 Roma Gymnastics Women's Horse Vault Soviet Union URS 1 Gold
1960 Summer 24 Roma Gymnastics Women's Uneven Bars Soviet Union URS 20 QR
1960 Summer 24 Roma Gymnastics Women's Balance Beam Soviet Union URS 4

Women's Individual All-Around

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1960 Summer 24 Roma Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 4 75.831 37.666 38.165

Women's Team All-Around

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1960 Summer 24 Roma Gymnastics Soviet Union URS Final Standings 1

Women's Floor Exercise

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1960 Summer 24 Roma Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 15T QR
1960 Summer 24 Roma Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying 15T 18.966 9.433 9.533

Women's Horse Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS QP FP CEP OEP
1960 Summer 24 Roma Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 1 19.316
1960 Summer 24 Roma Gymnastics Soviet Union Final 1 19.316 9.550 9.766
1960 Summer 24 Roma Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying 1 QU 19.100 9.500 9.600

Women's Uneven Bars

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1960 Summer 24 Roma Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 20 QR
1960 Summer 24 Roma Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying 20 18.799 9.333 9.466

Women's Balance Beam

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS QP FP CEP OEP
1960 Summer 24 Roma Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 4 19.183
1960 Summer 24 Roma Gymnastics Soviet Union Final 4 19.183 9.483 9.700
1960 Summer 24 Roma Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying 4 QU 18.966 9.400 9.566
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