Vera KREPKINA, USSR World and Rome Olympics Long-Jump Champion. USSR and European Champion, 1958; Honoured Master of Sport of USSR. Gold Medal of Rome Olympics; Order of Lenin; All-Union Communist Youth League Central Committee’s Scroll of Honor, 1960.
Krepkina, Vera was born on April 16, 1933 in Kotelnich, Kirov Oblast’.
Graduated from the Kiev Institute of Physical Culture, 1961.
With Vologda Lokomotiv, 1950-1953, and Kiev Lokomotiv, 1954-1965. Honoured Master of Sports (track and field athletics), 1960. Sports instructor. USSR champion, 1952-1965.
World record-holder, 1958-1961 (100 metres). European champion, 1954 and 1958. Olympic champion, 1960.