Wednesday, August 24, 2016

V 6 N. 62 Nina Ponomaryova R.I.P.


Nina Ponomaryova, the Soviet Union's first Olympic gold medalist died on August 16, 2016 at the age of 87.  She won the discus in Helsinki and repeated at Rome in 1960.  Probably almost as famously remembered for shoplifting five hats out of a store in London.

Nina Ponomaryova 1929-2016

This is her obituary from The Telegraph.



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