Nijolė Medvedeva

Nijolė Medvedeva (née Bluškytė on 21 October 1960[1] or 20 June 1960.[2]) is a retired Lithuanian long jumper who won a bronze medal at the 1985 World Indoor Championships. She competed at the 1992 Summer Olympics, and made 4th,[1] but was disqualified for a doping-rule violation.[3][4][5] Medvedeva has her personal best at 7.14 m (1988). She also competed in sprint running events at the national level.[2]

Nijolė Medvedeva
Personal information
Birth nameNijolė Bluškytė
Born21 October 1960 (1960-10-21) (age 61)
Kelmė, Lithuania
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight61 kg (134 lb)
Sport
SportLong jump
Medal record
Representing the  Soviet Union
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1985 Paris Long jump

In 1987 Medvedeva graduated from the Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences and then until 1989 worked as an instructor at the Dynamo sportclub. Since 1990s she worked in business.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Nijolė Medvedeva. Sports-Reference.com
  2. ^ a b c Bluškytė Nijolė, Medvedeva. Lithuanian Encyclopedia of Sport
  3. ^ Pros from page 23, Sun Journal, 11 August 1992
  4. ^ Doping Irregularities at the Olympics, sports-reference.com
  5. ^ Ian Buchanan and Bill Mallon: Historical Dictionary of the Olympic Movement, page 371

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