Nadezhda Chizhova

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Nadezhda Chizhova
Nadezhda Chizhova 1968.jpg
Personal information
Born 29 September 1945 (1945-09-29) (age 71)
Usolye-Sibirskoye, Russia
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 90 kg (200 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Shot put
Club Spartak St. Petersburg
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 21.45 m (1973)

Nadezhda Vladimirovna Chizhova (Russian: Надежда Владимировна Чижова, born 29 September 1945) is a retired Russian shot putter who won three Olympic medals and four European titles, and set seven new world records. She became the first woman to break both the 20 metre and 21 metre barriers. She retired after the 1976 Olympics and later worked as athletics coach in Saint Petersburg.[1]

World records[edit]

  • 16.60 metres in 1964 (world junior record)
  • 18.67 metres on 28 April 1968 in Sochi
  • 19.72 metres on 30 May 1969 in Moscow
  • 20.09 metres on 13 July 1969 in Chorzów
  • 20.43 metres on 16 September 1969 in Athens
  • 20.63 metres on 19 May 1972 in Sochi
  • 21.03 metres on 7 September 1972 in Munich
  • 21.20 metres on 28 August 1973 in Lvov

Her latest record stood until 21 September 1974 when Czechoslovak Helena Fibingerová improved it to 21.57 metres.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nadezhda Chizhova. sports-reference.com

External links[edit]


Records
Preceded by
Women's Shot Put World Record Holder
7 September 1972 – 21 September 1974
Succeeded by
Czechoslovakia Helena Fibingerová