Elvīra Ozoliņa

Elvīra Anatoļjevna Ozoliņa (Russian: Эльвира Анатольевна Озолина, born 8 October 1939) is a retired Soviet javelin thrower. In 1960 she won gold medal with an Olympic Record of 55.98 m and was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labour. Between 1960 and 1963 she set three world records. In 1964 she became the first woman to surpass 60 m (61.38 m, at Soviet Championships), but this result was not ratified as a world record by IAAF. In the 1964 Olympic final she fouled her last four attempts and finished in a disappointing fifth place. Domestically she won the national title in 1959, 1961–62, 1964, 1966, and 1973.[1][2]

Elvīra Ozoliņa
Elvīra Ozoliņa 1960.jpg
Elvīra Ozoliņa at the 1960 Olympics
Personal information
Born8 October 1939 (1939-10-08) (age 81)
Leningrad, RSFSR, USSR
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight67 kg (148 lb)
SportJavelin throw
ClubBurevestnik, Saint Petersburg

In 1969 Ozoliņa married Jānis Lūsis (1939-2020), the 1968 Olympic champion in men's javelin throw. Their son, Voldemārs Lūsis, competed in the same event at the 2000 and 2004 Olympics.[1]


  1. ^ a b Elvīra Ozoliņa. Sports Reference
  2. ^ Elvīra Ozoliņa. olimpiade.lv