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Galina Stepanskaya

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameGalina Andreyevna•Stepanskaya
Used nameGalina•Stepanskaya
Original nameГалина Андреевна•Степанская
Born27 January 1949 in St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg (RUS)
Measurements169 cm
AffiliationsTrud Leningrad, St. Petersburg (RUS)
NOC(s) Soviet Union
Ethnic nationRUS

Biography

In her first international championship, the 1973 World All-around, Galina Stepanskaya won the 1,500 and established herself as one of the world’s best female long-distance skaters. Her next international medal came at the 1976 Olympics, also winning the 1,500, and she won silvers in the all-around at the 1977 and 1978 World All-around Championships, while winning both the 1,500 and 3K in 1977 and winning silvers at those distances in 1978. Domestically Stepanskaya won Soviet all-around titles in 1976 and 1977, and won 10 Soviet distance titles: 1,000 (1977), 1,500 (1973, 1976, 1977, 1978), and 3,000 (1974, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979).

Personal Bests: 500 – 42.44 (1978); 1000 – 1:24.06 (1976); 1500 – 2:10.12 (1976); 3000 – 4:31.00 (1976).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1976 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) 1,500 metres, Women Olympic 1 Gold Representing Soviet Union    

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1976 Winter Olympics 5 February 1976 Speed Skating (Skating) 1,500 metres, Women Final Standings 2:16.58 1

Special Notes