Nadiya Olizarenko

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Nadiya Olizarenko
Medal record
Women's Athletics
Competitor for the  Soviet Union
Olympic Games
Gold 1980 Moscow 800 m
Bronze 1980 Moscow 1500 m
Summer Universiade
Gold 1979 Mexico City 800 m
European Championships
Gold 1986 Stuttgart 800 m

Nadiya Fyodorovna Olizarenko (Russian: Надежда Фёдоровна Олизаренко; née Mushta; 28 November 1953, Bryansk, Bryansk Oblast, Russian SFSR) is a retired athlete, who competed mainly in the 800 metres. She represented the Soviet Union.


Olizarenko competed for Soviet Union in the 1980 Summer Olympics held in Moscow, Russia, in the 800 metres, where she won the gold medal ahead of country women Olga Mineyeva and Tatyana Providokhina for a Soviet clean sweep of the medals. This added to the bronze medal she won in the 1500 metres at the same games.

In 1980 Olizarenko set a world record and also her personal best over 800 metres with 1:53.43; this record stood until 1983, when it was bettered by Jarmila Kratochvílová. As of 2013, it is still the number two all-time mark in women's 800 metres. She won the gold medal in the 800 metres at the 1986 European Championships in Athletics.


Preceded by
Soviet Union Tatyana Kazankina
Women's 800 metres World Record Holder
1980-06-12 – 1983-07-26
Succeeded by
Czechoslovakia Jarmila Kratochvílová