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Larisa Lazutina

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 5
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 7
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameLarisa Yevgenyevna•Lazutina (Ptitsyna-)
Used nameLarisa•Lazutina
Original nameЛариса Евгеньевна•Лазутина (Птицына-)
Born1 June 1965 in Kondopoga, Respublika Kareliya (RUS)
Measurements167 cm / 57 kg
AffiliationsTrud Rez. Petrozavodsk/Rosneft Sports Club, Russian Army
NOC(s) Russian Federation Unified Team
Ethnic nationRUS

Biography

Larisa Lazutina followed in the skisteps of Galina Kulakova, Yelena Välbe, and Raisa Smetanina as the greatest Russian female cross-country skier. She won 11 championships at the Olympics and World Championships, trailing only the 16 won by Välbe. These include six relay titles – Olympics in 1992, 1994, and 1998, and Worlds in 1993, 1995, and 1997. In 1998 at Nagano, she put on her greatest performance, winning medals in all five events open to women, with three gold (5 km., pursuit, relay), a silver in the 15 km., and a bronze in the 30 km. Her individual World Championships titles came in the 1993 and 1995 5 km., the 1995 15 km., and the 1995 pursuit. She also won silver in the 1993 pursuit and bronzes in the 1987 20 km. and the 2001 10 km. Lazutina was the World Cup champion in 1989-90 and 1997-98, while taking bronzes in 1994-95, 1995-96, 1999-2000 and 2000-01. Lazutina was awarded the Holmenkollen medal in 1998. Lazutina also competed at the 2002 Olympics, but she was disqualified from the 2002 Olympics due to positive drug test and was banned from competition for a period of two years. The ban also ended her competitive career and she has later worked as an adviser of sports matters to the Russian President. Her husband Gennady Lazutin was also a cross country skier, who competed at the 1994 Olympics.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1992 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 5 kilometres, Women Olympic 7 Representing Unified Team    
  30 kilometres, Women Olympic 5
  5/10 kilometres Pursuit, Women Olympic 8
  4 × 5 kilometres Relay, Women Olympic Unified Team 1 Gold
1994 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 5 kilometres, Women Olympic 6 Representing Russian Federation    
  15 kilometres, Women Olympic 5
  5/10 kilometres Pursuit, Women Olympic 4
  4 × 5 kilometres Relay, Women Olympic Russian Federation 1 Gold
1998 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 5 kilometres, Women Olympic 1 Gold Representing Russian Federation    
  15 kilometres, Women Olympic 2 Silver
  30 kilometres, Women Olympic 3 Bronze
  5/10 kilometres Pursuit, Women Olympic 1 Gold
  4 × 5 kilometres Relay, Women Olympic Russian Federation 1 Gold
2002 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 10 kilometres, Women Olympic AC Representing Russian Federation    
  15 kilometres, Women Olympic AC
  30 kilometres, Women Olympic AC
  5/5 kilometres Pursuit, Women Olympic AC r2/2

Other participations

Games Role Details
1998 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Closing Ceremony Representing Russian Federation    

Olympic family relations

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