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Tamara Press

Soviet athlete

Died when: 83 years 351 days (1007 months)
Star Sign: Taurus


Tamara Press

Tamara Natanovna Press (10 May 1937 – 26 April 2021) was a Soviet athlete who dominated the shot put and discus throw in the early 1960s.

She won three gold medals and one silver medal at the 1960 and 1964 Olympics and three European titles in 1958–1962.Between 1959 and 1965 she set 11 world records: five in the shot put and six in the discus.

She also held 16 national titles, nine in the shot put (1958–66) and seven in the discus (1960–66).Her younger sister, Irina Press, was also a prominent track athlete, mostly in the sprint events.

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