Rita Achkina

Rita Nikolayevna Achkina (Russian: Рита Николаевна Ачкина; born 1 February 1938) is a retired Belarusian cross-country skier. In 1965 she won the 5 km, 10 km and 3 × 5 km relay events at the Soviet championships. Next year she earned two medals at the 1966 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships with a gold in the 3 × 5 km relay and a bronze in the 5 km. She competed in these two events at the 1968 Winter Olympics and won a bronze medal in the relay, placing sixth individually. After retiring from competitions she worked as elementary school teacher.[1]

Rita Achkina
Rita Achkina 1966.jpg
Achkina at the 1966 World Championships
Personal information
Born1 February 1938 (1938-02) (age 83)
Mogilev, Byelorussian SSR, Soviet Union
Height168 cm (5 ft 6 in)
Weight63 kg (139 lb)
Sport
SportCross-country skiing
ClubCSKA Moscow

Cross-country skiing resultsEdit

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).[2]

Olympic GamesEdit

  • 1 medal – (1 bronze)
 Year   Age   5 km   10 km  3 × 5 km 
 relay 
1964 26 10
1968 30 6 Bronze

World ChampionshipsEdit

  • 2 medals – (1 gold, 1 bronze)
 Year   Age   5 km  10 km  3 × 5 km 
 relay 
1966 28 Bronze 8 Gold

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Rita Achkina". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020.
  2. ^ "ATSKINA Rita". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 23 December 2019.

External linksEdit

Rita Achkina at the International Olympic Committee