Alevtina Olyunina-Smirnova

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 2
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameAlevtina Sergeyevna•Olyunina-Smirnova (-Panarina)
Used nameAlevtina•Olyunina-Smirnova
Original nameАлевтина Сергеевна•Олюнина-Смирнова (-Панарина)
Born15 August 1942 in Pchyolkino, Kostroma (RUS)
Measurements167 cm / 62 kg
AffiliationsTrud Gorky, Nizhny Novgorod (RUS)
NOC Soviet Union
Nationality Russian Federation


Alevtina Smirnova made her international début at the 1968 Olympic Games, where she was eleventh in the 10 km and 20th at 5 km. At the 1970 World Championships Olyunina-Smirnova won golds in both the 10 km and relay. At the 1972 Olympics, Olyunina-Smirnova won gold in the relay, was second at 10 km and fourth over 5 km. Domestically Olyunina-Smirnova won nine Soviet titles – two at 5 km (1968, 1972) and seven in the relay (1967, 1969-74). After her sporting career ended, Olynina-Smirnova worked as a cross-country skiing coach in Kostroma.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1968 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) URS RUS Alevtina Smirnova
5 kilometres, Women (Olympic) 20
10 kilometres, Women (Olympic) 11
1972 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) URS RUS Alevtina Olyunina
5 kilometres, Women (Olympic) 4
10 kilometres, Women (Olympic) 2 Silver
3 × 5 kilometres Relay, Women (Olympic) Soviet Union 1 Gold

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