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Galina Kreft-Alekseyeva

Full name: Galina Sergeyevna Kreft-Alekseyeva
Original name: Галина Сергеевна Крефт-Алексеева
Gender: Female
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: March 14, 1950 in St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia
Died: February 24, 2005 in St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia
Affiliations: Zenit St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Canoeing

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Galina Kreft, later married as Alekseyeva, was one of the top female canoeists in the 1970s. She never won a world title, but was runner-up no less than seven times: in the K1 (1975, 1979), the K2 (1975) and the K4 (1974-75, 1979, 1983). She had more luck at the Olympics, winning the K2 gold at the 1976 Olympics with Nina Gopova-Trofimova. The duo returned at the 1980 Moskva Olympics, but were beaten by the East German boat. Kreft-Alekseyeva, who was from Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) also won the 1974 European K4 title, as well as four Soviet titles between 1974 and 1979.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Canoeing Women's Kayak Doubles, 500 metres Soviet Union URS 1 Gold
1980 Summer 30 Moskva Canoeing Women's Kayak Doubles, 500 metres Soviet Union URS 2 Silver

Women's Kayak Doubles, 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date T
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Canoeing Soviet Union URS Nina Gopova-Trofimova Final Round 1976-07-30 1:51.15
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Canoeing Soviet Union URS Nina Gopova-Trofimova Semi-Finals Heat One 1976-07-30 1:54.70
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Canoeing Soviet Union URS Nina Gopova-Trofimova Round One Heat One 1976-07-28 1:57.49
1980 Summer 30 Moskva Canoeing Soviet Union URS Nina Gopova-Trofimova Final Round 1980-08-01 1:46.91
1980 Summer 30 Moskva Canoeing Soviet Union URS Nina Gopova-Trofimova Round One Heat One 1980-07-30 1:47.07