Nadezhda Chizhova

Nadezhda Vladimirovna Chizhova (born 29 September, 1945 in Usolye-Sibirskoye) is a Soviet shot putter who won three Olympic medals and set seven new world records. Nadezhda Chizhova trained at VSS Spartak. She became the first woman to break both the 20 metre and 21 metre barrier. Her toughest rival was Margitta Gummel.

World records
* 16.60 metres in 1964 (world junior record)
* 18.67 metres on 28 April 1968 in Sochi
* 19.72 metres on 30 May 1969 in Moscow
* 20.09 metres on 13 July 1969 in Chorzów
* 20.43 metres on 16 September 1969 in Athens
* 20.63 metres on 19 May 1972 in Sochi
* 21.03 metres on 7 September 1972 in Munich
* 21.20 metres on 28 August 1973 in Lvov

Her latest record stood until 21 September 1974 when Czechoslovak Helena Fibingerov√° improved it to 21.57 metres.

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Full name: Nadezhda Vladimirovna Chizhova (-Baryshnikova)
Gender: Female
Height: 5'9" (174 cm)
Weight: 198 lbs (90 kg)
Born: September 29, 1945 in Usolye-Sibirskoye, Irkutsk, Russia
Affiliations: Spartak St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union