Natalya Pechonkina

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Olympic medal record
Women's Athletics
Representing  Soviet Union
Bronze medal – third place 1968 Mexico City 400 metres

Natalya Pechonkina (maiden name Burda, later Chistyakova,Russian: Наталья Печёнкина (Бурда, Чистякова); born July 15, 1946) is a Soviet athlete who competed mainly in the 400 metres.

Under maiden name Burda, she began athletics in Saratov, coached by B.Kolokolov. She received the title Master of Sports of the USSR, International Class in 1967 and competed for the USSR in the 1968 Summer Olympics held in Mexico City in the 400 metres where she won the bronze medal.

She is the mother of pole vaulter Viktor Chistiakov and the grandmother of Australian pole vaulters Elizabeth Parnov and Vicky Parnov.

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