Aleksandra Georgievna Chudina

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Chudina, Aleksandra Georgievna


Born Nov. 6, 1923, in the village of Kramskaia, Kurkino Raion, Tula Oblast. Soviet athlete and coach. Honored Master of Sport (1948).

Chudina, competing on the Moscow Dynamo team, was champion of the USSR in track and field (running, jumping, and the pentathlon) 35 times from 1945 to 1955 and in volleyball seven times from 1947 to 1963. She was European champion in the pentathlon in 1954 and in volleyball four times from 1949 to 1958, and world volleyball champion three times from 1952 to 1960. From 1953 to 1956 she held the world record in high jump and the pentathlon.

Chudina has been awarded the Order of Lenin.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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