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Galina Leontyeva

Full name: Galina Aleksandrovna Leontyeva (Yelnitskaya-)
Original name: Галина Александровна Леонтьева (Ельницкая-)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 163 lbs (74 kg)
Born: November 6, 1941 in Lykoshino, Yaroslavl, Russia
Died: February 4, 2016 in St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia
Affiliations: Spartak St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Volleyball

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

Setter Galina Leontyeva (until 1967 Yelnitskaya) started to play volleyball with Trudovyye Rezervy Leningrad in 1959 and from 1962-78 played with Spartak Leningrad. With Spartak, Leontyeva won silvers at the Soviet championships in 1963 and 1971 and the Soviet Cups in 1976 and 1977. Leontyeva was on the Soviet national team from 1967-72 and won Olympic golds in 1968 and 1972, a World title in 1970, and European titles in 1967 and 1971, also winning Universiade gold in 1965. After finishing her sporting career, Leontyeva worked as a volleyball coach with Pervoy Pyatiletki Leningrad from 1979-92. In 1994, Leontyeva was one of the organizers of the Goodwill Games volleyball tournament held in her hometown of St. Petersburg.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Volleyball Women's Volleyball Soviet Union URS 1 Gold
1972 Summer 30 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
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Volleyball Soviet Union URS Round-Robin Match #3 1 1968-10-13 URS 3, TCH 1 3 3,0 4,0
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Volleyball Soviet Union URS Round-Robin Match #8 1 1968-10-14 URS 3, POL 0 3 1,0 1,0
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Volleyball Soviet Union URS Round-Robin Match #12 1 1968-10-16 URS 3, KOR 0 3 1,5 1,0
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Volleyball Soviet Union URS Round-Robin Match #14 1 1968-10-17 URS 3, PER 0 3 1,0 1,0
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Volleyball Soviet Union URS Round-Robin Match #19 1 1968-10-21 URS 3, USA 1 3 0,0 2,0
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Volleyball Soviet Union URS Round-Robin Match #21 1 1968-10-23 URS 3, MEX 0 3 3,5 2,0
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Volleyball Soviet Union URS Round-Robin Match #28 1 1968-10-26 URS 3, JPN 1 3 0,0 0,0
1972 Summer 30 München Volleyball Soviet Union URS Final Round Match 1/2 1 1972-09-07 URS 3, JPN 2 3
1972 Summer 30 München Volleyball Soviet Union URS Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1972-09-03 URS 3, PRK 1 3
1972 Summer 30 München Volleyball Soviet Union URS Group A Match #2 1 1972-08-27 URS 3, KOR 1 3
1972 Summer 30 München Volleyball Soviet Union URS Group A Match #4 1 1972-08-29 URS 3, FRG 0 3
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