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Antonina Seredina

Full name: Antonina Aleksandrovna Seredina
Original name: Антонина Александровна Середина
Gender: Female
Height: 5-4.5 (164 cm)
Weight: 146 lbs (66 kg)
Born: December 23, 1929 in Lovtsovo, Tver, Russia
Died: September 2, 2016 in Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Affiliations: Spartak Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Canoeing

Medals: 2 Gold, 1 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

Sprint canoeist Antonina Seredina earned two gold medals and one bronze medal in her three Olympics appearances from 1960-68. In 1960 she won the K-1 and the K-2 500 m in Roma and in 1968 added a bronze in the K-2 500 m. In 1964 she finished a disappointing fourth in the K-2 500 m. At the World Championships, Seredina captured two gold medals (1963 and 1966 K-4 500 m) and three silver medals (1958 K-1 500 m, 1958 and 1966 K-2 500 m). Seredina was also six times European champion and 13 times Soviet champion. After retiring from active competition, she became a coach for the Soviet national team and in 1976, was recognized as a top canoeing coach. For her athletic achievements, she received several national honors through the years. In 2010 the International Canoe Federation honored her with a medal for her career achievements in canoeing.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 30 Roma Canoeing Women's Kayak Singles, 500 metres Soviet Union URS 1 Gold
1960 Summer 30 Roma Canoeing Women's Kayak Doubles, 500 metres Soviet Union URS 1 Gold
1964 Summer 34 Tokyo Canoeing Women's Kayak Doubles, 500 metres Soviet Union URS 4
1968 Summer 38 Ciudad de México Canoeing Women's Kayak Doubles, 500 metres Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze

Women's Kayak Singles, 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1960 Summer 30 Roma Canoeing Soviet Union Final Round 1 2:08.08
1960 Summer 30 Roma Canoeing Soviet Union Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 Q/OB 2:07.20
1960 Summer 30 Roma Canoeing Soviet Union Round One Heat Two 1 Q/OB 2:08.82

Women's Kayak Doubles, 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date
1960 Summer 30 Roma Canoeing Soviet Union URS Mariya Shubina Final Round 1960-08-29
1960 Summer 30 Roma Canoeing Soviet Union URS Mariya Shubina Round One Heat One 1960-08-26
1964 Summer 34 Tokyo Canoeing Soviet Union URS Nina Gruzintseva Final Round 1964-10-22
1964 Summer 34 Tokyo Canoeing Soviet Union URS Nina Gruzintseva Round One Heat Two 1964-10-20
1968 Summer 38 Ciudad de México Canoeing Soviet Union URS Lyudmila Khvedosyuk-Pinayeva Final Round 1968-10-25
1968 Summer 38 Ciudad de México Canoeing Soviet Union URS Lyudmila Khvedosyuk-Pinayeva Round One Heat One 1968-10-22
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