Emma Gapchenko

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Emma Gapchenko
Emma Gapchenko 1972.jpg
Emma Gapchenko in 1952
Personal information
Born24 February 1938 (1938-02-24) (age 81)
Stupino, Moscow Oblast, Russia
Sport
SportArchery

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.[1]

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.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Emma Gapchenko. Sports-reference