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Margarita Nikolayeva

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameMargarita Nikolayevna•Nikolayeva (Petrova-)
Used nameMargarita•Nikolayeva
Original nameМаргарита Николаевна•Николаева (Петрова-)
Other namesMarharyta Mykolaïvna Nikolayeva (Petrova-), Маргарита Миколаївна Ніколаєва (Петрова-)
Born23 September 1935 in Ivanovo, Ivanovo (RUS)
Died21 December 1993 in Odessa, Odessa (UKR)
Measurements159 cm / 55 kg
AffiliationsVS Odessa, Odessa (UKR)
NOC Soviet Union
Nationality Ukraine

Biography

Born in Ivanovo, Russia, Margarita Nikolayeva moved with her family to Odessa in the Ukraine in 1945 and took up gymnastics in 1948. Nikolayeva was on the Soviet national team from 1959-61. Nikolayeva’s only major international tournament was the 1960 Olympics, where she won golds in horse vault and team all-around and was fourth in the individual all-around and on beam. Domestically Nikolayeva never won a Soviet title, her only medals at the Soviet championships being bronzes in horse vault in 1960 and floor exercise in 1965. Nikolayeva also won a bronze in individual all-around at the 1965 Soviet Cup. After finishing her sporting career in 1967, Nikolayeva worked as a gymnastics coach in her hometown of Odessa. She also had some minor movie roles in films directed by Ukrainian born Russian movie actor and director Yevgeny Matveyev.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1960 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) URS UKR Margarita Nikolayeva
Individual All-Around, Women (Olympic) 4
Team All-Around, Women (Olympic) Soviet Union 1 Gold
Floor Exercise, Women (Olympic) =15 r1/2
Horse Vault, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold
Uneven Bars, Women (Olympic) 20 r1/2
Balance Beam, Women (Olympic) 4