Irina Press

 

 

Age: 64

 

Summary: Soviet-era athlete who won gold medals at the Olympic games in 1960 in the hurdles and again in 1964 in the pentathlon setting an Olympic records in those events, whose gender (and that of her sister Tamara) were questioned by journalists who suspected them of being men taking hormone injections (they were dubbed the 'Press brothers' by journalists), and who withdrew from all further competition after chromosome testing was introduced in 1966.

 

 

Cause of Death: Not released

 

Born: March 10, 1939

 

Died: February 21, 2004

 

Location: Moscow, Russia