Zinaida Amosova

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Zinaida Amosova
Medal record
Women's cross-country skiing
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1976 Innsbruck 4 x 5 km
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1978 Lahti 10 km
Gold medal – first place 1978 Lahti 20 km
Bronze medal – third place 1978 Lahti 4 x 5 km

Zinaida Stepanovna Amosova (Russian: Зинаида Степановна Амосова) (born January 12, 1950 in Krupskaya kolkhoz, Talaz District, Dzhambul Oblast, Kazakh SSR) was a former Soviet cross-country skier who competed from 1976 to 1983, training at the Armed Forces sports society in Novosibirsk. She won a gold medal in the 4 x 5 km relay at the 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck.

Amosova's biggest success was at the 1978 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships where she earned three medals. This included two golds (10 km, 20 km) and one bronze (4 x 5 km).

Amosova was awarded Order of the Badge of Honor (1976).