Nadezhda Tkachenko

Nadezhda Vladimirovna Tkachenko, later Sapronowa (Russian: Надежда Ткаченко, born September 19, 1948 in Kremenchug ) is a former Ukrainian track and field athlete, who took for the Soviet Union. At a height of 1.65 m, they had a competition weight of 71 kg.

Your Olympic debut Nadezhda Tkachenko at the Olympic Games in Munich in 1972, when she was ninth in the pentathlon with 4370 points.

In 1973 she won at the Universiade with 4629 points. At the European Championships 1974 in Rome, she was with 4776 points ahead of European champion Burglinde Pollak from the GDR.

The pentathlon at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal was determined by the more fighters from East Germany, who won all the medals with Sigrun Siegl, Christine laser and Burglinde Pollak. Behind Lyudmila Popowskaja was Nadezhda Tkachenko fifth with 4669 points in five.

Starting in 1977, the final 200 - meter race was replaced by the 800 -meter run at the pentathlon. Nadezhda Tkachenko came towards this since the sprint was not her strongest discipline. At the European Championships 1978 in Prague Tkachenko won with 4744 points. The gold medal was but her stripped for doping and the Hungarian Margit Papp was subsequently honored as European champion.

Tkatschenkos lifetime ban was lifted before the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow. Nadezhda Tkachenko provided the best pentathlon her career and won with a new world record of 5087 points in front of their teammates and Olga Olga Rukawischnikowa Kuragina. Behind the young East German athlete Ramona Neubert be placed Tkatschenkos old rivals Margit Papp and Burglinde Pollak on positions 5 and 6

The individual services in the world record on 23 and 24 July 1980:

1973, 1974, 1975 and 1978 was Nadezhda Tkachenko Soviet champion in the pentathlon.