Valentina Lutayeva

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameValentina Ivanovna•Lutayeva (Berzina-)
Used nameValentina•Lutayeva
Original nameВалентина Ивановна•Лутаева (Берзина-)
Other namesValentyna Ivanivna Lutayeva (Berzina-), Валентина Іванівна Лутаєва (Берзіна-)
Born18 June 1956 in Zaporizhzhia, Zaporizhzhia (UKR)
Died12 January 2023 in ? (UKR)
Measurements176 cm / 75 kg
AffiliationsZII Zaporozhie
NOC Soviet Union
Nationality Ukraine
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


Valentina Lutayeva was a Ukrainian handball player and part of the Soviet team that won a gold medal at the 1980 Moskva Olympics. She played in all five matches of the tournament. Between 1973-84 she played in Zaporizhzhia for the club SII. From 1986, goalkeeper Lutayeva played three years with HK Motor Zaporizhzhia. She then moved to Poland, playing in Wrocław in 1989 and the following year in Slovak Bratislava. By profession she became a teacher and handball coach. She died in 2023 after a long illness.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1980 Summer Olympics Handball URS UKR Valentina Lutayeva
Handball, Women (Olympic) Soviet Union 1 Gold