Tamara Tyshkevich

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Tamara Tyshkevich
Tamara Tyshkevich.jpg
Personal information
Born 29 March 1912[1]
Ikonki, Vitebsk Oblast, Berarus
Died 1995 (aged 66)
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Height 170 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 116 kg (256 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Shot put, discus throw
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) SP – 16.59 m (1956)
DT – 45.36 m (1952)[1]

Tamara Andreevna Tyshkevich (Belarusian: Тамара Андрэеўна Тышкевіч, Russian: Тамара Андреевна Тышкевич; 31 March 1931 – 27 December 1997) was a Soviet shot putter. She won an Olympic gold medal in 1956 and placed fourth in 1952, losing to her long-term rival Galina Zybina. At the European championships she won a bronze medal in 1954 and a silver in 1958.[2]

Tyshkevich was born in Belarus, but during World War II her family fled to Saint Petersburg, Russia, where she spent most of her life. She took up athletics in 1947 and retired in 1962, becoming an athletics coach.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tamara Tishkevich. trackfield.brinkster.net
  2. ^ a b Tamara Tyshkevich. sports-reference.com