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Olga Nazarova

Full name: Olga Vladimirovna Nazarova
Original name: Ольга Владимировна Назарова
Gender: Female
Height: 5-6 (168 cm)
Weight: 126 lbs (57 kg)
Born: June 1, 1965 in Tula, Tula, Russia
Affiliations: SA Moskva
Country: URS Soviet Union, EUN Unified Team
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 2 Gold, 1 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

Olga Nazarova won most of her international medals in the 4×400 relay. She made her international début at the 1985 European Cup, where she won a gold in 4x400 m relay. At the 1986 European Championships, Nazarova was eliminated at the semifinals of 400 m and was disqualified with the Soviet 4x400 m relay team. At the 1987 World Championships, Nazarova won silver in the 4×400 m relay. Her best international tournament was the 1988 Olympics where she won bronze in the 400 and was a member of the Soviet 4×400 m relay team that won the gold medal with a world record of 3:15.18, which still stands as of 2014. Nazarova won two more 4×400 m relay gold medals at major international tournaments, at the 1991 World Championships and at the 1992 Olympics, while being fourth over 400 m at the 1992 Olympics. She also won 400 m silver and 4x400 m relay gold at the 1991 European Cup. Nazarova retired after the fall of Soviet Union, but made a brief comeback to compete at the 1995 World Championships, where she was eliminated at the semifinals of 400 m. Nazarova was also Soviet 400 m champion in 1987-88 and 1992.

Personal Best\: 400 – 49.11 (1988).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics Women's 400 metres Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics Women's 4 × 400 metres Relay Soviet Union URS 1 Gold WR
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Athletics Women's 400 metres Unified Team EUN 4
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Athletics Women's 4 × 400 metres Relay Unified Team EUN 1 Gold

Women's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Final 3 49.90 4
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 49.11 5
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Quarter-Finals Heat Four 1 QU 50.26 6
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Round One Heat One 1 QU 52.18 2
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Athletics Unified Team Final 4 49.69 8
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Athletics Unified Team Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 QU 50.31 4
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Athletics Unified Team Quarter-Finals Heat Two 3 QU 51.30 6
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Athletics Unified Team Round One Heat Four 2 QU 52.09 4

Women's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(A) ST
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union URS Final 1 WR 3:15.18 47,82
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union URS Round One Heat Two 3 QU 3:27.14
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Athletics Unified Team EUN Final 1 3:20.20 49,1
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