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Alevtina Olyunina-Smirnova

Full name: Alevtina Sergeyevna Olyunina-Smirnova (-Panarina)
Original name: Алевтина Сергеевна Олюнина-Смирнова (-Панарина)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-5.5 (167 cm)
Weight: 137 lbs (62 kg)
Born: August 15, 1942 in Pchyolkino, Kostroma, Russia
Affiliations: Trud Gorky, Nizhny Novgorod (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Alevtina Smirnova made her international début at the 1968 Olympic Games, where she was eleventh in the 10 km and 20th at 5 km. At the 1970 World Championships Olyunina-Smirnova won golds in both the 10 km and relay. At the 1972 Olympics, Olyunina-Smirnova won gold in the relay, was second at 10 km and fourth over 5 km. Domestically Olyunina-Smirnova won nine Soviet titles – two at 5 km (1968, 1972) and seven in the relay (1967, 1969-74). After her sporting career ended, Olynina-Smirnova worked as a cross-country skiing coach in Kostroma.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Winter 25 Grenoble Cross Country Skiing Women's 5 kilometres Soviet Union URS 20
1968 Winter 25 Grenoble Cross Country Skiing Women's 10 kilometres Soviet Union URS 11
1972 Winter 29 Sapporo Cross Country Skiing Women's 5 kilometres Soviet Union URS 4
1972 Winter 29 Sapporo Cross Country Skiing Women's 10 kilometres Soviet Union URS 2 Silver
1972 Winter 29 Sapporo Cross Country Skiing Women's 3 × 5 kilometres Relay Soviet Union URS 1 Gold

Women's 5 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1968 Winter 25 Grenoble Cross Country Skiing Soviet Union Final Standings 20 17:43.2
1972 Winter 29 Sapporo Cross Country Skiing Soviet Union Final Standings 4 17:07.40

Women's 10 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R
1968 Winter 25 Grenoble Cross Country Skiing Soviet Union Final Standings 11 39:10.3 19:38.1 8
1972 Winter 29 Sapporo Cross Country Skiing Soviet Union Final Standings 2 34:54.11 16:47.81 2

Women's 3 × 5 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1972 Winter 29 Sapporo Cross Country Skiing Soviet Union URS Final Standings 1 16:30.91 33:20.11 1
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