|Representing the Soviet Union|
|1976 Montreal||4 x 400 metres|
Ilyina trained at Dynamo in Moscow. She competed for the Soviet Union in the 1976 Summer Olympics held in Montreal, Canada in the 4 x 400 metres where she won the bronze medal with her teammates Inta Kļimoviča, Lyudmila Aksyonova and Natalya Sokolova. She was the mother of Russian tennis star Nadia Petrova.
Ilyina died in a car accident in December 2013.
- Matt Cronin (9 December 2013). "Report: Petrova's Olympian mother dies in car crash". tennis.com. Retrieved 16 March 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)