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Lyudmila Buldakova

Full name: Lyudmila Stepanovna Buldakova (Meshcheryakova-)
Original name: Людмила Степановна Булдакова (Мещерякова-)
Gender: Female
Height: 5'7" (171 cm)
Weight: 146 lbs (66 kg)
Born: May 25, 1938 in St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia
Died: November 8, 2006 in Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Affiliations: Dynamo Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Volleyball

Related Olympians: Wife of Igor Buldakov.

Medals: 2 Gold, 1 Silver (3 Total)

Biography

Lyudmila Buldakova had a long career in the Soviet national team, from 1955 through 1972, serving as the team captain in the last few years. At that time, the Soviet Union and Japan were the dominant nations in women's volleyball, and Buldakova and her team captured many titles. At the World Championships, she won the title in 1956, 1960 and 1970, while placing second in 1962 (the USSR boycotted the 1967 edition). The Soviet Union placed second behind Japan in the sport's Olympic début in 1964, but then went on to win the gold in 1968 and 1972. Buldakova also became European Champion in 1958, 1967 and 1971, placing second in 1955, while missing the 1963 edition (which was won by the Soviet Union). In club play, Buldakova first played for Zalgiris Kaunas, before moving to Dynamo Moskva. With them, she won five USSR titles, and eight European Cups. After her retirement in 1975, she continued to be involved in volleyball as a children's coach.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Volleyball Women's Volleyball Soviet Union URS 2 Silver
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Volleyball Women's Volleyball Soviet Union URS 1 Gold
1972 Summer 34 München Volleyball Women's Volleyball Soviet Union URS 1 Gold

Women's Volleyball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW IP SO
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Volleyball Soviet Union URS Round-Robin Match #3 1 1964-10-11 URS 3, KOR 0 3 0 2
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Volleyball Soviet Union URS Round-Robin Match #9 1 1964-10-15 URS 3, POL 0 3 1 1
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Volleyball Soviet Union URS Round-Robin Match #10 1 1964-10-17 URS 3, USA 0 3 2 1
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Volleyball Soviet Union URS Round-Robin Match #15 2 1964-10-23 JPN 3, URS 0 0 1 3
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Volleyball Soviet Union URS Round-Robin Match #3 1 1968-10-13 URS 3, TCH 1 3 2,5 1,0
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Volleyball Soviet Union URS Round-Robin Match #8 1 1968-10-14 URS 3, POL 0 3 5,0 2,0
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Volleyball Soviet Union URS Round-Robin Match #12 1 1968-10-16 URS 3, KOR 0 3 1,0 4,0
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Volleyball Soviet Union URS Round-Robin Match #14 1 1968-10-17 URS 3, PER 0 3 1,5 4,0
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Volleyball Soviet Union URS Round-Robin Match #19 1 1968-10-21 URS 3, USA 1 3 3,0 2,0
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Volleyball Soviet Union URS Round-Robin Match #21 1 1968-10-23 URS 3, MEX 0 3 1,5 2,0
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Volleyball Soviet Union URS Round-Robin Match #28 1 1968-10-26 URS 3, JPN 1 3 4,5 2,0
1972 Summer 34 München Volleyball Soviet Union URS Final Round Match 1/2 1 1972-09-07 URS 3, JPN 2 3
1972 Summer 34 München Volleyball Soviet Union URS Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1972-09-03 URS 3, PRK 1 3
1972 Summer 34 München Volleyball Soviet Union URS Group A Match #2 1 1972-08-27 URS 3, KOR 1 3
1972 Summer 34 München Volleyball Soviet Union URS Group A Match #4 1 1972-08-29 URS 3, FRG 0 3
1972 Summer 34 München Volleyball Soviet Union URS Group A Match #5 1 1972-08-31 URS 3, HUN 1 3