Pelageya Danilova

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Pelageya Danilova
Personal information
Born 4 May 1918
Boroviki, Pskov Oblast, Russia
Died 30 July 2001 (aged 83)
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Sport Artistic gymnastics
Club Burevestnik Leningrad

Pelageya Aleksandrovna Danilova (Russian: Пелагея Александровна Данилова; 4 May 1918 – 30 July 2001) was a Russian artistic gymnast. She competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics, finishing within top 12 in all artistic gymnastics events, and winning one gold and one silver medal.[1][2]

After marriage she changed her last name to Demirdzhiyan (Russian: Демирджиян).[1] In 1953 she graduated from the Institute of Physical Education in Saint Petersburg and after retirement worked as a gymnastics coach, first with Burevestnik and then as a head coach of Lokomotiv.[3] In the 1970s she worked with the national team of Bulgaria.[4]