Lyubov Mukhachova

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameLyubov Alekseyevna•Mukhachova (-Osipova)
Used nameLyubov•Mukhachova
Original nameЛюбовь Алексеевна•Мухачёва (-Осипова)
Born23 July 1947 in Staraya Russa, Novgorod (RUS)
Measurements158 cm / 53 kg
AffiliationsTrud Apatity
NOC Soviet Union
Nationality Russian Federation
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


Lyubov Mukhachova made her only international tournament appearance at the 1972 Olympics, where she won gold in the relay, was fourth at 10 km and sixth at 5 km. Domestically Mukhachova never won an individual Soviet title, but was a Soviet champion in the relay five times (1970-72, 1975, 1976). Later, Mukhachova worked as a cross-country skiing coach. Since 2003, an annual cross-country skiing tournament in her honor has been held in Boksitogorsk, Leningrad Oblast.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1972 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) URS RUS Lyubov Mukhachova
5 kilometres, Women (Olympic) 6
10 kilometres, Women (Olympic) 4
3 × 5 kilometres Relay, Women (Olympic) Soviet Union 1 Gold

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