Nadezhda Ilyina

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Olympic medal record
Women’s athletics
Bronze 1976 Montreal 4 x 400 metres

Nadezhda Ilyina (Russian: Надежда Ильина, née Колесникова, Kolesnikova; 24 January 1949 - 7 December 2013) was a Russian athlete who competed mainly in the 400 metres.[1]

Ilyina trained at Dynamo in Moscow. She competed for the Soviet Union in the 1976 Summer Olympics held in Montreal, Canada in the 4 x 400 metres where she won the bronze medal with her team mates Inta Kļimoviča, Lyudmila Aksyonova and Natalya Sokolova. She was the mother of Russian tennis star Nadia Petrova.

Ilyina died in a car accident in December 2013.[1]


  1. ^ a b Matt Cronin. "Report: Petrova’s Olympian mother dies in car crash". Retrieved 2013-12-11. 

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