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Galina Prozumenshchikova-Stepanova

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 2
Bronze 2
Total 5
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameGalina Nikolayevna•Prozumenshchikova-Stepanova (-Ivannikova)
Used nameGalina•Prozumenshchikova-Stepanova
Original nameГалина Николаевна•Прозуменщикова-Степанова (-Иванникова)
Other namesHalyna Mykolaïvna Prozumenshchykova-Stepanova (-Ivannykova), Галина Миколаївна Прозуменщикова-Степанова (-Іванникова)
Born26 November 1948 in Sevastopol, Sevastopol (UKR)
Died19 July 2015 in Moskva (Moscow), Moskva (RUS)
Measurements169 cm / 68 kg
AffiliationsSKF Sevastopol/Central Sport Klub Armee (CSKA) Moskva
NOC Soviet Union
Nationality Ukraine

Biography

Galina Prozumenshchikova (later Stepanova), a breaststroke specialist, was the first Soviet swimming star. She was the first Soviet to win an Olympic swim gold, in 1964 in the 200 metre breaststroke, to which she later added two silvers (1968 and 1972 in 100 breaststroke) and two bronzes (200 breast in 1968 and 1972). Prozumenshchikova also won three European titles (1966 and 1970 in 200 breaststroke and 1970 in 100 breaststroke), to which she added two European Championships medley relay silvers (1966, 1970). She also set five world records during her career, four in 200 breast (2:47.7 and 2:45.4 in 1964, 2:45.3 in 1965 and 2:40.8 in 1966) and one in 100 breast (1:15.7 in 1966). Domestically, Prozumenshchikova won 15 Soviet titles, eight in the 200 (1963, 1965-68, 1970-72), five in the 100 (1966-68, 1970, 1971) and two in the medley relay (1963, 1967). Prozumenshchikova finished her sporting career after the 1972 Olympics and later worked for a long time as a children’s swimming coach with CSKA Moskva.

Personal Bests: 100 m breaststroke – 1:14.99 (1972); 200 m breaststroke – 2:40.7 (1970).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1964 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) URS UKR Galina Prozumenshchikova
200 metres Breaststroke, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold
1968 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) URS UKR Galina Prozumenshchikova
100 metres Breaststroke, Women (Olympic) 2 Silver
200 metres Breaststroke, Women (Olympic) 3 Bronze
1972 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) URS UKR Galina Stepanova
100 metres Breaststroke, Women (Olympic) 2 Silver
200 metres Breaststroke, Women (Olympic) 3 Bronze
4 × 100 metres Medley Relay, Women (Olympic) Soviet Union 4

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