Nadezhda Tkachenko

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Nadezhda Tkachenko
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Tkachenko at the Moscow Olympics, 1980
Medal record
Women's Athletics
Competitor for  Soviet Union
Olympic Games
Gold 1980 Moscow Pentathlon
Gold 1973 Moscow Pentathlon
European Championships
Gold 1974 Rome Pentathlon

Nadezhda Vladimirovna Tkachenko (Ukrainian: Надія Володимирівна Ткаченко, Russian: Надежда Владимировна Ткаченко; born September 19, 1948 in Kremenchuk, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union) is a former pentathlete.


She won an Olympic gold medal for the Soviet Union in 1980. A three-time Olympian, Tkachenko trained at VSS Avanhard in Donetsk Oblast. For the rest of her life until her death she was training sportspeople in Donetsk, and was named Honorary Citizen of Donetsk.