Nadezhda Chizhova

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Nadezhda Vladimirovna Chizhova (Russian: Надежда Владимировна Чижова) (born 29 September, 1945 in Usolye-Sibirskoye) is a Soviet shot putter who won three Olympic medals and set seven new world records. Nadezhda Chizhova trained at VSS Spartak. She became the first woman to break both the 20 metre and 21 metre barrier. Her toughest rival was Margitta Gummel.

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.


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Soviet Union
1965 Universiade Budapest, Hungary 2nd
1966 European Indoor Games Dortmund, West Germany 3rd
European Championships Budapest, Hungary 1st
1967 European Indoor Games Prague, Czechoslovakia 1st
1968 European Indoor Games Madrid, Spain 1st
1969 European Championships Athens, Greece 1st 20.43 m WR
1970 European Indoor Championships Vienna, Austria 1st
Universiade Turin, Italy 1st
1971 European Indoor Championships Sofia, Bulgaria 1st
European Championships Helsinki, Finland 1st
1972 European Indoor Championships Grenoble, France 1st
Olympic Games Munich, West Germany 1st 21.03 m WR
1973 Universiade Moscow, Soviet Union 1st
1974 European Indoor Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 2nd
European Championships Rome, Italy 1st
1976 Olympic Games Montreal, Canada 2nd 20.96 m

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