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Alevtina Olyunina-Smirnova

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameAlevtina Sergeyevna•Olyunina-Smirnova (-Panarina)
Used nameAlevtina•Olyunina-Smirnova
Original nameАлевтина Сергеевна•Олюнина-Смирнова (-Панарина)
Born15 August 1942 in Pchyolkino, Kostroma (RUS)
Measurements167 cm / 62 kg
AffiliationsTrud Gorky, Nizhny Novgorod (RUS)
NOC(s) Soviet Union
Ethnic nationRUS


Alevtina Smirnova made her international début at the 1968 Olympic Games, where she was eleventh in the 10 km and 20th at 5 km. At the 1970 World Championships Olyunina-Smirnova won golds in both the 10 km and relay. At the 1972 Olympics, Olyunina-Smirnova won gold in the relay, was second at 10 km and fourth over 5 km. Domestically Olyunina-Smirnova won nine Soviet titles – two at 5 km (1968, 1972) and seven in the relay (1967, 1969-74). After her sporting career ended, Olynina-Smirnova worked as a cross-country skiing coach in Kostroma.


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1968 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 5 kilometres, Women Olympic 20 Representing Soviet Union     as Alevtina Smirnova
  10 kilometres, Women Olympic 11
1972 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 5 kilometres, Women Olympic 4 Representing Soviet Union     as Alevtina Olyunina
  10 kilometres, Women Olympic 2 Silver
  3 × 5 kilometres Relay, Women Olympic Soviet Union 1 Gold

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