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Galina Kreft-Alekseyeva

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameGalina Sergeyevna•Kreft-Alekseyeva
Used nameGalina•Kreft-Alekseyeva
Original nameГалина Сергеевна•Крефт-Алексеева
Born14 March 1950 in St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg (RUS)
Died24 February 2005 in St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg (RUS)
Measurements168 cm / 68 kg
AffiliationsZenit St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg (RUS)
NOC Soviet Union
Nationality Russian Federation

Biography

Galina Kreft, later married as Alekseyeva, was one of the top female canoeists in the 1970s. She never won a world title, but was runner-up no less than seven times: in the K1 (1975, 1979), the K2 (1975) and the K4 (1974-75, 1979, 1983). She had more luck at the Olympics, winning the K2 gold at the 1976 Olympics with Nina Gopova-Trofimova. The duo returned at the 1980 Moskva Olympics, but were beaten by the East German boat. Kreft-Alekseyeva, who was from Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) also won the 1974 European K4 title, as well as four Soviet titles between 1974 and 1979.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1976 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) URS RUS Galina Kreft
Kayak Doubles, 500 metres, Women (Olympic) Nina Gopova 1 Gold
1980 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) URS RUS Galina Alekseyeva
Kayak Doubles, 500 metres, Women (Olympic) Nina Gopova-Trofimova 2 Silver

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