Valentina Maslovskaya

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameValentina Anatolyevna•Maslovskaya
Used nameValentina•Maslovskaya
Original nameВалентина Анатольевна•Масловская
Other namesValentyna Anatoliïvna Maslovska, Валентина Анатоліївна Масловська
Born30 January 1937 in Odesa, Odesa (UKR)
Died21 May 2023 in Palafrugell, Gerona (ESP)
Measurements166 cm / 62 kg
NOC Soviet Union
Nationality Ukraine


During her 15-year career Soviet sprinter and hurdler Valentina Maslovskaya won multiple national and European titles. Maslovskaya won her first medal at the USSR championships with a silver in the 4 × 100 metres relay in 1952. At the 1958 national championships she won silver in the 100 metres, followed by bronze in both the 100 and 200 metres at the 1960 championships. The performances at the latter earned Maslovskaya a place on the Soviet team at the 1960 Roma Olympics where she reached the semi-finals of the 200 metres and finished in fourth place in the 4 × 100 metres relay.

After the Olympics Maslovskaya continued to have success at the Soviet championships, including winning back-to-back silver medals in the 200 metres in 1961 and 1962, and three medals at the 1966 edition, including a gold in the 100 metres hurdles.

At the European Athletics Championships Maslovskaya won gold in 1958 in the 4×100 m relay and bronze in 1966 in the same event. At the 1967 European Athletics Indoor Championships she won two more relay gold medals.

Maslovskaya married Soviet high jumper Viktor Bolshov after they met at the 1960 Roma Olympics. Their daughter Olga Bolșova competed at four editions of the Olympics from 1992 to 2004. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Maslovskaya moved to Spain with her family, where she lived until her death.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1960 Summer Olympics Athletics URS UKR Valentina Maslovskaya
200 metres, Women (Olympic) 6 h1 r2/3
4 × 100 metres Relay, Women (Olympic) Soviet Union 4

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