Tatyana Petrenko-Samusenko

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Tatyana Petrenko-Samusenko
Tatyana Petrenko-Samusenko.jpg
Personal information
Born (1938-11-02)2 November 1938
Minsk, Belarus
Died 24 January 2000(2000-01-24) (aged 61)
Minsk, Belarus
Height 1.61 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight 57 kg (126 lb)
Sport Fencing
Club Dynamo Minsk

Tatyana Petrenko-Samusenko (Russian: Татьяна Дмитриевна Петренко-Самусенко; 2 November 1938 – 24 January 2000) was a Soviet fencer. She won gold medlas in the team foil event at the 1960, 1968 and 1972 Summer Olympics.[1][2][3]

In 1962 Petrenko-Samusenko received a degree in engineering from a technical university in Minsk. In retirement she worked as a fencing coach.[3] She was awarded the Order of the Badge of Honour, Medal "For Distinguished Labour" and Medal "For Labour Valour".[4]

In March 1996, while her flat was being robbed, Petrenko-Samusenko jumped from a second-floor balcony. A rough landing resulted in multiple fractures in her spine and legs. She never recovered, and died in January 2000.[4]


Soviet foil team at the 1960 Olympics, Petrenko-Samusenko is 3rd from left