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Nina Zyuskova

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameNina Anatolyevna•Zyuskova
Used nameNina•Zyuskova
Original nameНина Анатольевна•Зюскова
Other namesNina Anatoliїvna Ziuskova, Ніна Анатоліївна Зюськова
Born3 May 1952 in Kalchyk, Donetsk (UKR)
Measurements180 cm / 67 kg
AffiliationsLokomotiv Donetsk
NOC Soviet Union
Nationality Ukraine


Nina Ziuskova took up athletics in high school. Initially a high jumper and sprinter, she later concentrated on the long sprints. The apex of Ziuskova’s career came at the 1980 Olympics, where she won a gold medal with the Soviet 4x400 relay team. She also won silvers in the 4x400 at the 1979 World and European Cup. Ziuskova won Soviet 4x400 titles in 1978-79 and 4x200 titles in 1979-80. Individually her best placement at the Soviet Championships was a silver medal in the 1979 400 metres. While winning the 1979 Soviet 4x200 title, Ziuskova helped set a world record of 1:30.8. After finishing her sports career, Ziuskova worked as a children’s coach in Donetsk, Ukraine. Her son Volodymyr Ziuskov also became an international level athlete, winning long jump gold at the 2005 Universiade and bronze at the 2005 European Indoors.

Personal Best: 400 – 50.17 (1980).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1980 Summer Olympics Athletics URS UKR Nina Zyuskova
400 metres, Women (Olympic) 5
4 × 400 metres Relay, Women (Olympic) Soviet Union 1 Gold

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