Viktoriya Troitskaya-Taranina

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Competed in Olympic Games (non-medal events)
Full nameViktoriya Nikolayevna•Troitskaya-Taranina
Used nameViktoriya•Troitskaya-Taranina
Original nameВиктория Николаевна•Троицкая-Таранина
Born18 April 1969 in St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg (RUS)
Measurements170 cm / 50 kg
AffiliationsSportsclub St.-Petersburg
NOC Russian Federation Soviet Union Unified Team
Nationality Russian Federation
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1


Viktoriya Troitskaya was the best Soviet short-track speed skater in the 1980s. Before taking up short-track in 1985, Troitskaya was a figure skater. Troitskaya won her first international medals as a short-track speed skater at the 1988 European Cup, where she won silver in the 500 m, bronze in the 3000 m and was fourth with the Soviet relay team. Troitskaya also competed at the 1988 Olympic short-track speed skating demonstration events in Calgary. The high point of Troitskaya’s career came at the 1992 Olympics, where she won a bronze medal in the relay.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1988 Winter Olympics Short Track Speed Skating (Skating) URS RUS Viktoriya Taranina
500 metres, Women (Olympic (non-medal)) 15
1,000 metres, Women (Olympic (non-medal)) 9
1,500 metres, Women (Olympic (non-medal)) 20
3,000 m, Women (Olympic (non-medal)) 22
1992 Winter Olympics Short Track Speed Skating (Skating) EUN RUS Viktoriya Taranina
3,000 metres Relay, Women (Olympic) Unified Team 3 Bronze
1994 Winter Olympics Short Track Speed Skating (Skating) RUS Viktoriya Troitskaya
500 metres, Women (Olympic) 20
1,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 29
3,000 metres Relay, Women (Olympic) Russian Federation 5