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Halyna Prozumenshchykova-Stepanova

Full name: Halyna Mykolaïvna Prozumenshchykova-Stepanova (-Ivannykova)
Original name: Галина Миколаївна Прозуменщикова-Степанова (-Іванникова)
Other name(s): Galina Nikolayevna Prozumenshchikova-Stepanova (-Ivannikova), Галина Николаевна Прозуменщикова-Степанова (-Иванникова)
Gender: Female
Height: 5'7" (169 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: November 26, 1948 in Sevastopol, Sevastopol, Ukraine
Affiliations: SKF Sevastopol/Central Sport Klub Armee (CSKA) Moskva
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Gold, 2 Silver, 2 Bronze (5 Total)

Biography

Halyna Prozumenshchykova (later Stepanova), a breaststroke specialist, was the first Soviet swimming star. She was the first Soviet to win an Olympic swim gold, in 1964 in the 200 metre breaststroke, to which she later added two silvers (1968 and 1972 in 100 breaststroke) and two bronzes (200 breast in 1968 and 1972). Prozumenshchykova also won three European titles (1966 and 1970 in 200 breaststroke and 1970 in 100 breaststroke), to which she added two European Championships medley relay silvers (1966, 1970). She also set five world records during her career, four in 200 breast (2:47.7 and 2:45.4 in 1964, 2:45.3 in 1965 and 2:40.8 in 1966) and one in 100 breast (1:15.7 in 1966). Domestically, Prozumenshchykova won 15 Soviet titles, eight in the 200 (1963, 1965-68, 1970-72), five in the 100 (1966-68, 1970, 1971) and two in the medley relay (1963, 1967). Prozumenshchykova finished her sporting career after the 1972 Olympics and later worked for a long time as a children's swimming coach with CSKA Moskva.

Personal Best: 100 m breaststroke – 1:14.99 (1972); 200 m breaststroke – 2:40.7 (1970).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 15 Tokyo Swimming Women's 200 metres Breaststroke Soviet Union URS 1 Gold OR
1968 Summer 19 Ciudad de México Swimming Women's 100 metres Breaststroke Soviet Union URS 2 Silver
1968 Summer 19 Ciudad de México Swimming Women's 200 metres Breaststroke Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze
1972 Summer 23 München Swimming Women's 100 metres Breaststroke Soviet Union URS 2 Silver
1972 Summer 23 München Swimming Women's 200 metres Breaststroke Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze
1972 Summer 23 München Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay Soviet Union URS 4

Women's 100 metres Breaststroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1968 Summer 19 Ciudad de México Swimming Soviet Union Final 2 1:15.9
1968 Summer 19 Ciudad de México Swimming Soviet Union Semi-Finals Heat One 3 QU 1:17.5
1968 Summer 19 Ciudad de México Swimming Soviet Union Round One Heat Four 2 QU 1:18.6
1972 Summer 23 München Swimming Soviet Union Final 2 1:14.99
1972 Summer 23 München Swimming Soviet Union Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 1:15.89
1972 Summer 23 München Swimming Soviet Union Round One Heat Four 1 QU 1:17.18

Women's 200 metres Breaststroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1964 Summer 15 Tokyo Swimming Soviet Union Final 1 OR 2:46.4
1964 Summer 15 Tokyo Swimming Soviet Union Round One Heat Two 2 QU 2:49.0
1968 Summer 19 Ciudad de México Swimming Soviet Union Final 3 2:47.0
1968 Summer 19 Ciudad de México Swimming Soviet Union Round One Heat Four 1 QU 2:47.8
1972 Summer 23 München Swimming Soviet Union Final 3 2:42.36
1972 Summer 23 München Swimming Soviet Union Round One Heat Five 1 QU 2:44.20

Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1972 Summer 23 München Swimming Soviet Union URS Final 4 4:27.81 1:14.46 2:21.55
1972 Summer 23 München Swimming Soviet Union URS Round One Heat One 1 QU 4:30.35 1:16.01 2:22.98