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Nikolay Smaga

Nikolay Smaga
Medal record
Men's Athletics
Competitor for the  Soviet Union
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1968 Mexico City 20 km Walk
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1971 Helsinki 20 km Walk
Bronze medal – third place 1966 Budapest 20 km Walk
Bronze medal – third place 1969 Athens 20 km Walk

Nikolay Yakovlevich Smaga (Russian: Николай Яковлевич Смага) (22 August 1938 in village Bobrovo, Sumy Oblast – March 28, 1981 in Kiev) was a Soviet athlete who competed mainly in the 20 kilometer walk. He trained at VSS Trud in Penza and later at VSS Avanhard in Kiev.

He competed for the USSR in the 1968 Summer Olympics held in Mexico City, Mexico in the 20 kilometer walk where he won the bronze medal.

He was awarded the Order of the Badge of Honor (1968).


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