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Klara Guseva-Nesterova

Full name: Klara Ivanovna Guseva-Nesterova
Original name: Клара Ивановна Гусева-Нестерова
Gender: Female
Height: 5-2.5 (160 cm)
Born: March 8, 1937 in Pichersk, Tambov, Russia
Affiliations: Spartak Ryazan, Ryazan (RUS) / Burevestnik Ryazan, Ryazan (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Speed Skating

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

The winter of 1960 was very successful for Klara Guseva. On January 21 she won her only Soviet title, in the 1,000, and was runner-up at the Soviet All-Around Championships and in the 500 and 1,500, then ten days later won the 1,000 at the World Championships. Then on February 22, she won the Winter Olympic 1,000 gold medal. Her next international appearance was at the 1961 World Championships, where she won a bronze in the 1,000 and was fifth in the all-around. She made her last international appearance at the 1964 Olympics, where she finished fourth in the 3,000. Domestically, besides her medals at the 1960 Soviet Championships, Klara Nesterova-Guseva won three bronzes in the 1,000 – in 1957, 1963 and 1965.

Personal Bests: 500 – 46.3 (1965); 1000 – 1:34.1 (1960); 1500 – 2:28.7 (1960); 3000 – 5:14.0 (1965).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Winter 22 Squaw Valley Speed Skating Women's 500 metres Soviet Union URS 6T
1960 Winter 22 Squaw Valley Speed Skating Women's 1,000 metres Soviet Union URS 1 Gold OR
1960 Winter 22 Squaw Valley Speed Skating Women's 1,500 metres Soviet Union URS 4 OR
1964 Winter 26 Innsbruck Speed Skating Women's 3,000 metres Soviet Union URS 4

Women's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1960 Winter 22 Squaw Valley Speed Skating Soviet Union Final Standings 6T 46.8

Women's 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c
1960 Winter 22 Squaw Valley Speed Skating Soviet Union Final Standings 1 OR 1:34.1 21 56

Women's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
1960 Winter 22 Squaw Valley Speed Skating Soviet Union Final Standings 4 OR 2:28.7 31 1:08 1:47

Women's 3,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c 1k 1.4k 1.8k 2.2k 2.6k
1964 Winter 26 Innsbruck Speed Skating Soviet Union Final Standings 4 5:22.5 23 1:03 1:44 2:26 3:10 3:54 4:38
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