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Saida Gunba

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameSaida•Gunba (-Kikidze-)
Used nameSaida•Gunba
Original nameსაიდა•გუმბა (-კიკიძე-)
Other namesSaida Kapasovna Gunba (-Kikidze-), Саида Капасовна Гунба (-Кикидзе-)
Born30 August 1959 in Lykhny (GEO)
Died24 November 2018 in Pitsunda (GEO)
Measurements168 cm / 74 kg
AffiliationsBurevestnik Tbilisi, Tbilisi (GEO)
NOC Soviet Union
Nationality Georgia

Biography

Saida Gunba took up athletics in 1974 and was selected for the Soviet national team in 1978. The apex of her career came at the 1980 Olympics, where she won a surprising silver medal in her only major international. Gunba won Soviet titles in 1978-79, adding a national silver in 1983. In 1979 she was fourth in the European Cup and fifth in the World, later winning a bronze medal at the 1983 European Cup. Gunba worked as an athletics coach in Sukhumi, Georgia after finishing her sports career.

Personal Best: JT – 68.28 (1980).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1980 Summer Olympics Athletics URS GEO Saida Gunba
Javelin Throw, Women (Olympic) 2 Silver