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Nina Apollonovna PONOMAREVA

Nina PONOMAREVA, Sportswoman. Women's Discus Champion, 1952 Helsinki Olympics and 1960 Rome Olympics; Honoured Master of Sport of USSR. Gold Medal, 1960; Badge of Honor, 1960; Scroll of Honor from Central Committee, Communist Youth League, 1960; inscribed in Roll of Honor of the Communist Youth League Central Committee, 1960.

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  • Ponomareva, Nina was born on April 27, 1929 in Sverdlovsk.

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    • Graduated from the Moscow Oblast’ Pedagogical Institute, 1955.

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    • At 1956 Melbourne Olympics placed 3rd in discus. At 1959 USSR Popular Spartakiada took 1st place in discus event with throw of 52 m 87 cm and received title, Champion of USSR Spartakiada. At 1960 Rome Olympics returned best throw of 53 m 68 cm in heats and 53 m 39 cm in finals.

      Her 2nd throw of 55 m 10 cm in finals made her Olympics Champion.
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    Born April 27, 1929
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