Irina Press

1939 - 2004

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Irina Natanovna Press (10 March 1939 – 21 February 2004) was a multitalented Soviet athlete who competed at the 1960 and 1964 Olympics. In 1960, she won a gold medal in the 80 m hurdles and finished fourth in the 4 × 100 m relay. In 1964, she finished fourth in the hurdles and sixth in the shot put, but won gold in the newly introduced pentathlon event.Together with her elder sister Tamara, Irina set 26 world records between 1959 and 1966. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Irina Press has received more than 108,282 page views. Her biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Irina Press is the 66th most popular athlete (up from 80th in 2019), the 290th most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 291st in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Ukrainian Athlete.

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Among athletes, Irina Press ranks 66 out of 3,055Before her are Robert Garrett, Yuriy Sedykh, Dorando Pietri, Jim Thorpe, Gustav Flatow, and Mohammed Gammoudi. After her are Ole Einar Bjørndalen, Inese Jaunzeme, Aladár Gerevich, Thomas Curtis, Alberto Juantorena, and Matti Järvinen.

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Among people born in 1939, Irina Press ranks 152Before her are Lili Ivanova, Nikola Pilić, Frank Vincent, John Howard, John Badham, and Sal Mineo. After her are Heinz Holliger, James Fox, Charles Jencks, Czesław Niemen, Judy Chicago, and Adelardo Rodríguez. Among people deceased in 2004, Irina Press ranks 90Before her are Eddie Adams, Zenkō Suzuki, Mercedes McCambridge, Fay Wray, René Laloux, and Artie Shaw. After her are Thanom Kittikachorn, Rafael Eitan, Czesław Niemen, Laura Betti, Elvin Jones, and Alexandra Ripley.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Irina Press ranks 290 out of 913Before her are Alfred J. Lotka (1880), Vasyl Sukhomlynsky (1918), Anna Walentynowicz (1929), Ivan Poddubny (1871), Naftali Herz Imber (1856), and David Riazanov (1870). After her are Mykhailo Kotsiubynsky (1864), Amet-khan Sultan (1920), Alexander Matrosov (1924), Pavel Batitsky (1910), Vladimir Borovikovsky (1757), and Ciprian Porumbescu (1853).

Among ATHLETES In Ukraine

Among athletes born in Ukraine, Irina Press ranks 2Before her are Tamara Press (1937). After her are Igor Ter-Ovanesyan (1938), Vladimir Kuts (1927), Viorica Viscopoleanu (1939), Volodymyr Holubnychy (1936), Galina Chistyakova (1962), Tatyana Prorochenko (1952), Anatoliy Bondarchuk (1940), Faina Melnik (1945), Leonid Zhabotinsky (1938), and Viktor Tsybulenko (1930).