Fyodorova with an injured hand at the 1976 Olympics
|Born||18 July 1947|
Travino, Pskov Oblast, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Died||27 January 2019 (aged 71)|
Saint Petersburg, Russia
|Height||160 cm (5 ft 3 in)|
|Weight||55 kg (121 lb)|
|Club||Trud St. Petersburg|
Nina Viktorovna Baldycheva (Russian: Нина Викторовна Балдычёва; also known as Baldychova, Fedorova, Baldycheva-Fedorova or Fyodorova; 18 July 1947 – 27 January 2019) was a Russian cross-country skier who competed from 1970 to 1980. She won three medals at the Winter Olympics with a gold in the 4 × 5 km relay (1976), a silver in the 4 × 5 km relay (1980), and a bronze in the 5 km (1976). In the relay in 1976, she injured her left hand in a fall at the start, but completed the race.
At the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships Fyodorova earned two gold (3 × 5 km relay: 1970, 4×5 km: 1974) and one bronze medals (5 km: 1970). Domestically she won one individual Soviet title, over 5 km in 1971, and eight relay titles (1969–73, 1975–76, 1979). After retiring from competitions she worked as a cross-country skiing coach in Saint Petersburg. In 1976 she was awarded the Order of the Badge of Honor.
Cross-country skiing results
- 3 medals – (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
|Year||Age||5 km||10 km|| 3/4 × 5 km |
- 3 medals – (2 gold, 1 bronze)
|Year||Age||5 km||10 km||20 km|| 3/4 × 5 km |
- Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Nina Fyodorova-Baldycheva". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.
- "BALDYSJEVA Nina". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 23 December 2019.
- "FJODOROVA Nina". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 23 December 2019.
- Nina Baldysjeva at the International Ski Federation
- Nina Fjodorova at the International Ski Federation
- Nina Baldycheva at the International Olympic Committee
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