Tamara Rylova

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameTamara Nikolayevna•Rylova
Used nameTamara•Rylova
Original nameТамара Николаевна•Рылова
Born1 October 1931 in Vologda, Vologda (RUS)
Died1 February 2021 in St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg (RUS)
Measurements163 cm / 66 kg
AffiliationsBurevestnik Leningrad, St. Petersburg (RUS)
NOC Soviet Union
Nationality Russian Federation

Biography

Tamara Rylova was one of the best female speed skaters in the later 1950s, winning one World All-Around title, in 1959, but she was a runner-up four times (1955, 1957, 1958 and 1960) and won bronzes in 1956 and 1964. She also won the following distance medals at the World Championships – four golds (500: 1955, 1958-59; and 1,000: 1959), five silvers (500: 1957 and 1960; 1,500: 1958-59; and 3K: 1958) and ten bronzes (500: 1956; 1,000: 1956-57, 1960 and 1964; 1,500: 1960; 3,000: 1955-56; and 5,000: 1955). She also set four world records, three of them in 1955 (in the 500, 1000, and all-around) and one in 1960 in the small all-around, all of which were skated at the high-altitude rink in Medeu in present-day Kazakhstan. Rylova also won the 500 at the 1953 World University Winter Games.

Domestically she won four Soviet all-around titles (1955, 1957, 1959-60) and was national champion in the 500 seven times (1955-60, 1964), the 1,000 three times (1955, 1957, 1963), the 3,000 m once (1959), and the 5,000 m once (1955). After her competitive career ended, Tamara Rylova worked as a speed skating coach in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg).

Personal Bests: 500 – 45.2 (1964); 1000 – 1:33.4 (1955); 1500 – 2:25.1 (1962); 3000 – 5:16.6 (1960).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1960 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) URS RUS Tamara Rylova
500 metres, Women (Olympic) 4
1,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 3 Bronze
3,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 9

Special Notes