Nadezhda Khnykina-Dvalishvili
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Nadezhda Khnykina-Dvalishvili
Nadezhda Khnykina-Dvalishvili
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing the  Soviet Union
Bronze medal - third place 200 metres
Bronze medal - third place Long jump

Nadezhda Pavlovna Khnykina (Russian: ? ?-?; maiden name Nadezhda Pavlovna Dvalishvili, Georgian: ? -?; born June 24, 1933) is a former Soviet track and field athlete who competed mainly in the 200 metres and long jump.

Born in Baku, Azerbaijan SSR,[1] and raised in Tblisi, she became the youngest medallist at the Soviet Athletics Championships in 1949, coming runner-up to Yevgeniya Sechenova, the reigning 200 m European champion. Soon afterwards the teenager broke Soviet records in the 200 m and then the long jump. She won her first national title in 1951.[2] That same year she reached the podium at the World Student Games, taking the long jump bronze medal behind fellow Soviet Aleksandra Chudina and Hungary's Olga Gyarmati.[3]

Khnykina trained at Dynamo in Tbilisi. She competed for the Soviet Union in the 1952 Summer Olympics held in Helsinki, Finland in the 200 metres, where she won the bronze medal. She repeated this achievement four years later in Melbourne at the 1956 Summer Olympics, only this time it was in the long jump.

The Journal of Olympic History listed her as having died in 1994,[4] but this report was in error as the Georgian Olympic Committee celebrated her 80th birthday in 2013.[5]


  1. ^ Nadezhda Khnik'ina-Dvalishvili. Sports Reference. Retrieved on 2014-06-15.
  2. ^ ? ? . Persones. Retrieved on 2014-06-15.
  3. ^ WORLD STUDENT GAMES (UIE). GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2014-06-15.
  4. ^ OBITUARIES. Journal of Olympic History (Summer 1997, pg 39). Retrieved on 2014-06-15.
  5. ^ ? ?-? 80. Georgian Olympic Committee. Retrieved on 2014-06-18.

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