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Galina Bukharina

Full name: Galina Petrovna Bukharina
Original name: Галина Петровна Бухарина
Gender: Female
Height: 5-1 (156 cm)
Weight: 112 lbs (51 kg)
Born: February 14, 1945 in Voronezh, Voronezh, Russia
Affiliations: CSKA Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Galina Bukharina took up athletics in 1959 and was on the Soviet national team from 1963-73. During her career, she competed at two Olympic Games, winning a bronze medal in the 4x100 relay in 1968 and finishing fifth with the Soviet 4x100 relay team in 1972. He other international medals were golds in the 4x150 relay at the 1967 European Indoors and the 4x1 lap relay at the 1970 European Indoors; a silver in the 4x1 lap relay at the 1969 Euro Indoors; and bronzes in the 50 metres at the 1967 Euro Indoors, and in the 4x100 relay at the 1971 European Championships. During her career Bukharina was also a member of two Soviet 4x100 relay teams that set world records – first in August 1968 with 43.9 and then a month later clocking 43.6. Bukharina won four Soviet titles – 100 in 1970 m; and 4x100 relay in 1967 and 1971-72. After finishing her sports career, Bukharina worked as an athletics coach, serving as coach of the Soviet national team. Her most famous pupil was the 1980 Olympic gold medalist Nikolay Chernetsky. In 1990 Bukharina emigrated to the United States and later worked as a track coach and lecturer at the Texas State University, where her most famous pupils were Inez Turner and Juliet Campbell.

Personal Best\: 100 – 11.3 (1972).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Athletics Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze
1972 Summer 27 München Athletics Women's 100 metres Soviet Union URS 8 h3 r2/4
1972 Summer 27 München Athletics Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay Soviet Union URS 5

Women's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1972 Summer 27 München Athletics Soviet Union Quarter-Finals Heat Three 8 11.81 1
1972 Summer 27 München Athletics Soviet Union Round One Heat Two 5 QU 11.69 3

Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Athletics Soviet Union URS Final 3 43.4 43.41 7
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Athletics Soviet Union URS Round One Heat Two 2 QU 43.6 43.67
1972 Summer 27 München Athletics Soviet Union URS Final 5 43.59 6
1972 Summer 27 München Athletics Soviet Union URS Round One Heat One 2 QU 43.77 3
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