Tamara Tyshkevich

Tamara Andreevna Tyshkevich (Belarusian: Тамара Андрэеўна Тышкевіч, Russian: Тамара Андреевна Тышкевич; 31 March 1931 – 27 December 1997) was a Soviet shot putter. She won an Olympic gold medal in 1956 and placed fourth in 1952, losing to her long-term rival Galina Zybina. At the European championships she won a bronze medal in 1954 and a silver in 1958.[2]

Tamara Tyshkevich
Tamara Tyshkevich 1956.jpg
Tyshkevich at the 1956 Olympics
Personal information
Born31 March 1931[1]
Ikonki, Vitebsk Oblast, Byelorussian SSR, Soviet Union
DiedDecember 27, 1997(1997-12-27) (aged 66)
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Height170 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight116 kg (256 lb)
Event(s)Shot put, discus throw
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)SP – 16.59 m (1956)
DT – 45.36 m (1952)[1]
Medal record

Tyshkevich was born in Belarus. During World War II her family fled to Saint Petersburg, Russia, where she spent most of her life. She took up athletics in 1947 and retired in 1962, becoming an athletics coach.[2]


  1. ^ a b Tamara Tishkevich. trackfield.brinkster.net
  2. ^ a b Tamara Tyshkevich. sports-reference.com