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UzbekistanHigh JumperTrack & Field

Svetlana Radzivil

Svetlana Mikhaylovna Radzivil, born on January 17, 1987, in Tashkent, Uzbek SSR, is a renowned Uzbekistani high jumper and one of Asia’s top female high jumpers. With numerous accolades and a personal best jump of 1.97 meters, Radzivil has become a symbol of excellence in her sport. She has also made a positive impact off the field, as shown by her election to the Tashkent City Kengash of People’s Deputies in 2019.

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Nurkhon Yuldashkhojayeva

Nurkhon Yuldashkhojayeva was a pioneering Uzbek actress and dancer who defied societal expectations in the early 20th century. She became known for removing her face-veil on stage during a performance in 1928, challenging traditional gender roles and becoming a symbol of women’s liberation. Tragically, her promising career was cut short when she fell victim to an honor killing orchestrated by her own family. Despite her untimely death, Nurkhon’s legacy continues to inspire women in Uzbekistan and beyond.

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Oksana Chusovitina

Oksana Aleksandrovna Chusovitina, born in 1975 in Bukhara, Uzbekistan, is an iconic figure in gymnastics history. With a career spanning over three decades, Chusovitina’s dedication and remarkable longevity have made her a true legend in the sport. From her early victories in the USSR National Championships to her multiple Olympic appearances and world championship medals, her perseverance and talent have left an indelible mark on the gymnastics world. Furthermore, Chusovitina’s ability to balance motherhood with elite gymnastics sets her apart, making her an inspiration to aspiring gymnasts worldwide.

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