Nina Dumbadze

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Nina Dumbadze
Personal information
Born May 23, 1919[note 1]
Odessa, Ukraine
Died April 14, 1983
Tbilisi, Georgian SSR

Nina Yakovlevna Dumbadze (Russian: Нина Яковлевна Думбадзе; May 23, 1919 in Odessa — April 14, 1983)[1][2][note 1] was a discus thrower who represented the USSR. She won the European Championship in 1946 and 1950 and a bronze medal at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki.[1]

Biography[edit]

Dumbadze trained at Dynamo in Tbilisi. She threw 53.25 metres in 1948 to break Gisela Mauermayer's twelve-year-old world record. She improved this to 53.37 m in 1951. In August 1952 the world record was improved to 53.61 m by Nina Romashkova. Dumbadze recaptured it a month later with 57.04 m, and the record stood until 1960, when Tamara Press beat it by eleven centimetres.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Some sources give her date of birth as January 23, 1919.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Nino Dumbadze Bio, Stats and Results". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 23, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Думбадзе Нина Яковлевна" (in Russian). Great Soviet Encyclopedia. Retrieved May 23, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Nina Dumbadze". trackfield.brinkster.net. Retrieved May 23, 2014. 
  4. ^ Tilastopaja profile for Nina Dumbadze

External links[edit]

Records
Preceded by
Germany Gisela Mauermayer
Women's Discus World Record Holder
August 8, 1948 – August 9, 1952
Succeeded by
Soviet Union Nina Romashkova
Preceded by
Soviet Union Nina Romashkova
Women's Discus World Record Holder
October 18, 1952 – September 12, 1960
Succeeded by
Soviet Union Tamara Press