Emma Gapchenko in 1952
|Born||24 February 1938 (age 81)|
Stupino, Moscow Oblast, Russia
Emma Vasilyevna Gapchenko (Russian: Эмма Васильевна Гапченко, born 24 February 1938) is a retired Russian archer. She won three gold medals at the world championships in 1969–73 and a bronze medal at the 1972 Olympics. At the European championships she won the team gold medal in 1970–74 and individual silvers in 1970 and 1974. She never won a Soviet title.
Gapchenko trained in running, swimming and volleyball before taking up archery at an advanced age of 28. After retiring from competitions she worked as an archery coach and judge.
- Emma Gapchenko. Sports-reference
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