Irina Pressthe obituary
After long illness in Moscow has died on February, 22nd the Olympic champion of 1960 in run on 80 metres with barriers and 1964 in pjatibore, the repeated champion and the world record-holder, the USSR Irina Press has died. On March, 10th to it 65 years would be executed.
Irina Press was born in 1939 in Kharkov. The way to track and field athletics began with run, pjatiborem was fond late enough, in 17 years, and already after three years has established the first world record in this discipline. In 1960, having improved the achievement still three times, Irina Press has won in Rome the first Olympic “ gold “ truth, in run on 80 metres with barriers. pjatibore, entirely consisting of the Olympic kinds, at that time yet was not independent Olympic discipline.
after four years in Tokyo one more gold medal, already in pjatibore which has been included for the first time in the Olympic program has been won. The new world record established on Games, - 5246 points - remained “ eternal “. After leaving of the winner from sports kinds of female track and field athletics all-round have changed. However, as remained eternal and its record on 80 metres with barriers (10,3 seconds) - now women run 100 - a metre distance.
having finished the brilliant sports career: for seven years of performances in big-time sports Irina Press has won two gold Olympic medals, became 13 - the multiple champion of the country, 13 - the multiple record-holder of the USSR and 11 - multiple the world, Irina Press many long years supervised over track and field athletics in a society “ the Dynamo “.