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Nina Apollonovna PONOMAREVA

athlete , Sportswoman

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.

Background

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

Education

Graduated from the Moscow Oblast’ Pedagogical Institute, 1955.

Career

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.