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Marina Yurchenya

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameMarina Vladimirovna•Yurchenya
Used nameMarina•Yurchenya
Original nameМарина Владимировна•Юрченя
Other namesMaryna Volodymyrivna Yurchenya, Марина Володимирівна Юрченя
Born9 November 1959 in Odessa, Odessa (UKR)
Measurements165 cm / 58 kg
AffiliationsVS Odessa, Odessa (UKR)
NOC Soviet Union
Nationality Ukraine


Ukrainian Marina Yurchenya made her international début at the 1974 European Championships, where she won bronze in the 200 metre breaststroke. At the 1975 World Championships, Yurchenya reached the final of the 100 breaststroke, but had to settle for last place in the final. At the 1976 Olympics, Yurchenya won silver in the 200 breaststroke and was sixth in the 100 breaststroke. Domestically, Yurchenya won two Soviet titles, both in the 200 breaststroke, in 1975 and 1976.

Personal Best: 100 m breaststroke – 1:13.96 (1976); 200 m breaststroke – 2:36.08 (1976).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1976 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) URS UKR Marina Yurchenya
100 metres Breaststroke, Women (Olympic) 6
200 metres Breaststroke, Women (Olympic) 2 Silver
4 × 100 metres Medley Relay, Women (Olympic) Soviet Union 4

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