Laine Kallas (center) at the 1964 Olympics
|Born||21 April 1942 (age 75)
Särevere Parish, Estonia
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|Weight||64 kg (141 lb)|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||800 m – 2:03.6 (1967)|
Kallas specialized in the 800 metres. In this event she finished sixth at the 1964 Olympics, while at the 1968 Games she was eliminated in semifinals. She won the Soviet titles in 1964, 1967 and 1968. In 1965 she won a gold medal at the Summer Universiade, and in 1964 she was part of the Soviet 3×800 m team that set a world record.
Kallas graduated from the Zootechnics Faculty of Estonian Agricultural Academy in 1969 and in 1984 defended a PhD in agricultural sciences. Between 1969 and 1996 she worked as a researcher at the Institute of Animal Science of Estonian Agricultural University, and after that as a company manager.
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|Awards and achievements|
|Estonian Sportswoman of the Year
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