Nadezhda Ilyina

Nadezhda Ilyina (Russian: Надежда Ильина, née Колесникова, Kolesnikova; 24 January 1949 — 7 December 2013) was a Russian athlete who competed mainly in the 400 metres.[1]

Nadezhda Ilyina
Medal record
Women’s athletics
Representing the  Soviet Union
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 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.[1]


  1. ^ a b Matt Cronin (9 December 2013). "Report: Petrova's Olympian mother dies in car crash". Retrieved 16 March 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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