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Vera Krasnova

Full name: Vera Ivanovna Krasnova
Original name: Вера Ивановна Краснова
Gender: Female
Height: 5'2" (158 cm)
Weight: 128 lbs (58 kg)
Born: April 3, 1950 in Omsk, Omsk, Russia
Affiliations: Spartak Omsk, Omsk (RUS) / Spartak Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Speed Skating

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Vera Krasnova's best season was 1972, when she won silver in the 500 m at the European All-around Championships, the only one in which she participated, and she then repeated this result at the Sapporo Olympic Games. She finished the season with her second Soviet title at 500 m. She had won her first Soviet title at 500 m in 1969 and would win her third and last Soviet title over 500 m in 1976. As a true sprinter Krasnova took part in the World All-around Championships only in 1969, but without much success. She also took part in five World Sprint Championships, but never medaled, her best finish of fourth coming in 1975. Krasnova made her last international appearance at the 1976 Olympic Games, where she was fifth in the 500 m.

Personal Bests: 500 – 40.96 (1976); 1000 – 1:24.0 (1977); 1500 – 2:19.48 (1977); 3000 – 5:13.1 (1970).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Winter 21 Sapporo Speed Skating Women's 500 metres Soviet Union URS 2 Silver
1976 Winter 25 Innsbruck Speed Skating Women's 500 metres Soviet Union URS 5

Women's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1c
1972 Winter 21 Sapporo Speed Skating Soviet Union Final Standings 2 44.01 11.10
1976 Winter 25 Innsbruck Speed Skating Soviet Union Final Standings 5 43.23 10.64