Lyudmila Shishova

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Lyudmila Shishova
Lyudmila Shishova.jpg
Personal information
Born(1940-06-01)1 June 1940
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Died21 February 2004(2004-02-21) (aged 63)
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Height1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)
Weight54 kg (119 lb)
ClubSpartak Gorky

Lyudmila Shishova (Russian: Людмила Николаевна Шишова; 1 June 1940 – 21 February 2004) was a Soviet fencer and fencing coach. She won gold in the team foil at the 1960 Summer Olympics and a silver in the same event at the 1964 Summer Olympics.[1][2]

Shishova tried several sports before coming to a fencing school in 1954. From 1960 to 1964 she was a member of the Soviet foil team. In 1969 she received a degree in gynecology from the Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy,[3] and after retiring from competitions worked both as a gynecologist and a fencing coach. Her husband, Vitaly Zinkov, and daughter Elvira Zinkova, both competed at the national level in fencing.[4]


  1. ^ "Olympics Statistics: Lyudmila Shishova". Archived from the original on 18 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Lyudmila Shishova Olympic Results".
  3. ^ Шишова Людмила Николаевна.
  4. ^ Natalia Tselischeva (26 January 2010) МАМА нижегородского фехтования.
Soviet foil team at the 1960 Olympics, Shishova is 2nd or 3rd from right