Rita Achkina

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Rita Achkina
Rita Achkina 1966.jpg
Achkina at the 1966 World Championships
Personal information
Born 1 February 1938 (1938-02) (age 79)
Mogilev, Belarus
Height 168 cm (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 63 kg (139 lb)
Sport Cross-country skiing
Club CSKA Moscow

Rita Nikolayevna Achkina (Russian: Рита Николаевна Ачкина; born 1 February 1938) is a retired Belarusian cross-country skier. In 1965 she won the 5 km, 10 km and 3×5 km events at the Soviet championships. Next year she earned two medals at the 1966 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships with a gold in the 3×5 km and a bronze in the 5 km. She competed in these two events at the 1968 Winter Olympics and won a bronze medal in the relay, placing sixth individually. After retiring from competitions she worked as elementary school teacher.[1]


  1. ^ Rita Achkina. sports-reference.com

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