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Nada Birko Kustec

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameNada•Birko Kustec
Used nameNada•Birko Kustec
Other namesНада Бирко Кустец
Born2 January 1931 in Mrkopalj (CRO)
Died1 September 2020 in Zagreb (CRO)
AffiliationsBijele strijele, Mrkopalj (CRO)
NOC Yugoslavia
Ethnic nationCRO


Nada Birko Kustec was a Yugoslav cross-country skier who competed at the 1952 and 1956 Olympic Winter Games. She represented SK Bijele strijele in Mrkopalj and first became known when she won the 1948 Yugoslav Youth Championship over 4 km. She won state titles in 1950 and 1954 in the 10 km and the relay, and eventually won eight Yugoslav titles. She was on the national team from 1950 through her retirement in 1963.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1952 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) YUG Nada Birko
10 kilometres, Women (Olympic) 14
1956 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) YUG Nada Kustec
10 kilometres, Women (Olympic) 35
3 × 5 kilometres Relay, Women (Olympic) Yugoslavia 9

Research notes

Still alive as the oldest Croatian Winter Olympian in 2019:

Created: Paul Tchir at September 14, 2019 10:44, Last edited: Paul Tchir at September 14, 2019 10:44