Faina Meinik (1945-2016) was a discus thrower …

Faina Meinik (1945-2016) was a discus thrower representing the Soviet Union. She set 11 world records during her athletic career.

She participated in the 1972 Summer Olympics, where she won a gold medal and broke the Olympic record three times. She won four other gold medals in European and international events before retiring and working as a dentist.