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Margarita Nikolaevna Nikolaeva

artistic gymnast

Margarita Nikolaeva was a Soviet gymnast and Olympic champion.


Nikolaeva, Margarita was born on September 23, 1935 in Ivanovo.


Graduated from the Odessa Technological Institute of Food and the Freezing Industry, 1962, and from the Odessa Pedagogical Institute, 1966.


Honoured Master of Sports (gymnastics), 1960. With the Odessa Armed Forces Club. Olympic champion, 1960.


  • She competed at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome where she received a gold medal on vault (result - 19316), and also a gold medal with the Soviet team (result - 382320).