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Rita Achkina

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameRita Nikolayevna•Achkina
Used nameRita•Achkina
Original nameРита Николаевна•Ачкина
Born1 February 1938 in Mahilyow (BLR)
Measurements168 cm / 63 kg
AffiliationsCSKA Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
NOC Soviet Union
Nationality Belarus

Biography

Rita Achkina started to ski in her native Belarus, but rose to fame after she moved to Moscow to study at university. In 1965 she won the 5 km, 10 km and relay at the Soviet Championships, her only three Soviet titles. Internationally Achkina made her début at the 1966 World Championships, where she won a bronze in the 5 km and gold in the relay. Her next and last international tournament was the 1968 Winter Olympic Games, where she was sixth in 5 km and won a bronze as a member of Soviet relay team. Since ending her sporting career Achkina has worked as elementary school teacher.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1964 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) URS BLR Rita Achkina
5 kilometres, Women (Olympic) 10
1968 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) URS BLR Rita Achkina
5 kilometres, Women (Olympic) 6
3 × 5 kilometres Relay, Women (Olympic) Soviet Union 3 Bronze

Special Notes