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Itkina, Maria (1932–)

Russian runner. Born Maria Leontyavna Itkina, May 3, 1932, in Smolensk, Russia.

At European championships, won gold medals for 200 meters (1954), 4 × 100-meter relay (1954) and 400 meters (1958, 1962); competed in 3 Olympiads (Melbourne 1956, Rome 1960, and Tokyo 1964) but did not medal; set numerous world records. Inducted into International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame; received USSR's Merited Master of Sports.

See also Women in World History.

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