Tinatin Lekveishvili

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Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 1970 Barcelona 200 m backstroke

Tinatin "Tina" Lekveishvili (Georgian :თინათინ ლეკვეიშვილი, Russian : Тинатин Леквеишвили; born 2 January 1954, in Tbilisi) is a retired Georgian backstroke swimmer who won three medals at the 1970 European Aquatics Championships setting the European record in the 100 m backstroke event. [1] She also participated in the 1968 and 1972 Summer Olympics and finished fourth with the Soviet 4×100 medley relay team in both games. Between 1968 and 1972 she dominated Soviet championships and set three national records in the 100 m and 200 m backstroke events. She graduated from the Tbilisi Medical Institute. [2] [3]

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  2. Е. А. Школьников (2003). Динамо. Энциклопедия (in Russian). Olma Media Group. p. 208. ISBN   978-5-224-04399-6 . Retrieved 19 August 2012.
  3. Tina Lek'veishvili. sports-reference.com