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Svetlana Babanina

Full name: Svetlana Viktorovna Babanina
Original name: Светлана Викторовна Бабанина
Gender: Female
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
Weight: 137 lbs (62 kg)
Born: February 4, 1943 in Tambov, Tambov, Russia
Affiliations: Spartak Toshkent, Toshkent (UZB)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 2 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Along with teammate Halyna Prozumenshchykova-Stepanova, Svetlana Babanina was one of the top female breaststroke swimmers of the world in the mid-1960s. Babanina made her international début at the 1962 European Championships, but did not medal. The 1964 Olympics were probably her best international tournament as she won bronze medals in both the 200 breaststroke and medley relay. Babanina also competed at the 1966 European Championships and 1968 Olympics, but with less success. She was also the 1965 Universiade 200 m breaststroke champion. Domestically Babanina won five Soviet titles: in 1962 and 1963 in the 400 IM, in 1963 in the 4x100 free relay and in 1964 in the 100 and 200 breast. Babanina also set two world records during her career, both in the 100 breaststroke (1:17.2 in 1964 and 1:16.5 in 1965).

Personal Best: 100 m breaststroke – 1:16.5 (1965); 200 m breaststroke – 2:47.2 (1964); 400 m individual medley – 5:40.5 (1965).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Swimming Women's 200 metres Breaststroke Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Swimming Women's 100 metres Breaststroke Soviet Union URS 7
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Swimming Women's 200 metres Breaststroke Soviet Union URS 6

Women's 100 metres Breaststroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Swimming Soviet Union Final 7 1:17.2
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Swimming Soviet Union Semi-Finals Heat Two 5 QU 1:18.3
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Swimming Soviet Union Round One Heat Four 3 QU 1:20.2

Women's 200 metres Breaststroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Swimming Soviet Union Final 3 2:48.6
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Swimming Soviet Union Round One Heat Three 1 QU/OR 2:48.3
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Swimming Soviet Union Final 6 2:48.4
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Swimming Soviet Union Round One Heat Three 1 QU 2:49.8

Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Swimming Soviet Union URS Final 3 4:39.2 1:15.3 2:26.4
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Swimming Soviet Union URS Round One Heat One 1 QU/OR 4:39.1 1:15.2 2:25.7