Tamara Bykowa had a long and successful sporty career with three world records in the Hochsprung. An unbelievable quantity of cups and medals speaks for their successes, even if their largest Gegnerin were the German Ulrike Meyfarth, which mostly won during direct meeting one another.
With the XXII. Olympic summer games 1980 in Moscow it had its first large international appearance, was however in so bad form that it jumped over only the height of 1,88 m, which only to 9. Place was enough. Later it won 6 weeks the Soviet championships with a height of 1,97 M. With the world championships 1981 in Rome they and Meyfarth were the only athletes, which jumped over the 1.96. It was enough nevertheless again only to 2. Place, since Meyfarth with a new world record jumped over also the 2.02 m. With the European championships 1983 in Athens Bykowa jumped over again the 1.97, but again it remained behind Meyfarth only second. Then, with the European resounding championships 1983 in Budapest you succeeded finally a jump over 2,03 m, which the gold medal meant and a new world record.
With the world championships in Helsinki was again the last Springer inside Ulrike Meyfarth and Tamara Bykowa. Both had jumped over the height of 1,99 m, but Bykowa had more needed an attempt. But it did not jump over the 2.01 m and Meyfarth created this mark the height and occupied the 2. Place. Next meeting of the two took place at the European Cup in the Crystal Palace in London . This mark submitted Meyfarth with a new world record over 2,03 m and only few minutes later jumped also the Russian the same height, however it had more needed an attempt and had to do itself again with that 2. Place contently give. Only four days later met one another the two again, this mark in Pisa. And again the two were the latter Springer inside. This times however clarified Bykowa the final fight again to its favour, with a new world record of 2,04 M.
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||Russian light athlete and olympia medal winner|
|DATE OF BIRTH||21. December 1958|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Rostow at the Don, Oblast Rostow, Russia|