Mariia Gavrilovna Shamanova
Shamanova, Mariia Gavrilovna
Born Apr. 14, 1908, in Moscow. Soviet athlete. Honored Master of Sport (1935).
Shamanova was the first Soviet athlete to win victories in international track-and-field competitions. She was USSR champion 14 times from 1927 to 1943 in running and broad jump.
Shamanova has been awarded the Order of the Badge of Honor.