Yevgeniya Sechenova

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Yevgeniya Sechenova
Yevgeniya Sechenova, Fanny Blankers-Koen, Dorothy Manley 1950.jpg
Yevgeniya Sechenova, Fanny Blankers-Koen and Dorothy Manley at the 1950 European championships
Personal information
Born 17 August 1918
Sevastopol, Ukraine
Died June 1990 (aged 71)
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 60 kg (130 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Club Dynamo Moscow

Yevgeniya Ivanovna Sechenova (Russian: Евгения Ивановна Сеченова; 17 August 1918 – June 1990) was a Soviet sprint runner who won six medals at the European championships in 1946 and 1950. She was part of the Soviet 4×200 m relay team that set world records in 1950 and 1951.[1] She also competed in the 200 m and 4×100 m relay at the 1952 Summer Olympics and finished fourth in the relay.[2]

Sechenova won 20 national titles in 100 m (1940, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1950), 200 m (1939, 1940, 1944, 1949), 4×100 m (1939, 1940, 1946, 1949–1951) and 4×200 m (1946, 1948–1951). She was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labour.[3]

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