Nina Gruzintseva

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Nina Gruzintseva
Personal information
Full name Nina Aleksandrovna Gruzintseva
Born 7 April 1934 (1934-04-07) (age 83)
Leningrad, Russia
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 70 kg (150 lb)
Sport Canoe racing
Club Spartak Novgorod

Nina Aleksandrovna Gruzintseva (Russian: Нина Александровна Грузинцева, born 7 April 1934) is a Soviet sprint canoer who had her best achievements on the 500 m distance in doubles (K-2 500 m). In this event she won a world title in 1958 and two European titles in 1957 and 1961; she finished fifth at the 1964 Summer Olympics.[1] She also won European medals in the single and quad kayak events.[2] Between 1955 and 1968 she won 18 national titles.[3] After retiring from competitions she worked as a referee, particularly at the 1980 Summer Olympics.[4]