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Tetiana Prorochenko

Full name: Tetiana Vasylivna Prorochenko (-Burakova)
Original name: Тетяна Василівна Пророченко (-Буракова)
Other name(s): Tatyana Vasilyevna Prorochenko (-Burakova), Татьяна Васильевна Пророченко (-Буракова)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-5 (166 cm)
Weight: 128 lbs (58 kg)
Born: March 15, 1952 in Berdiansk, Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine
Affiliations: Kolos Zaporizhzhia, Zaporizhzhia (UKR)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Wife of Viktor Burakov.

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Tetiana Prorochenko did gymnastics before taking up athletics in 1964. An all-around sprinter, Prorochenko was on the Soviet national team from 1975-80, winning a 4x400 relay gold at the 1980 Olympics and 4x100 relay bronze at the 1976 Olympics. She also placed sixth in the 200 at the 1976 Olympics. At the 1978 European Championships Prorochenko won silver in the 4x400 relay and was eliminated in the semi-finals of the 200. She also won a 4x400 relay silver at the 1979 World Cup and 200 and 4x400 relay bronzes at the 1977 World Cup. Prorochenko set one world record during her career, when she was with the Soviet 4x200 relay team that clocked 1:30.8 in 1979. She won five Soviet titles – 200 in 1976; 400 in 1980; 4x200 relay in 1979; and 4x400 relay in 1978-79. Prorochenko finished her sports career after the 1980 Olympics and later married fellow Ukrainian athlete Viktor Burakov, who competed at the 1980 Olympics. Since 1993, Prorochenko worked as a team manager with the Ukrainian national athletics team.

Personal Bests\: 100 – 11.2 (1976); 200 – 22.98 (1976); 400 – 50.6 (1977).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics Women's 200 metres Soviet Union URS 6
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Athletics Women's 4 × 400 metres Relay Soviet Union URS 1 Gold

Women's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Final 6 23.03 1
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Semi-Finals Heat One 4 QU 23.03 3
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Quarter-Finals Heat Two 3 QU 23.11 8
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Round One Heat Six 2 QU 23.21 5

Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union URS Final 3 43.09 7
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union URS Round One Heat One 2 QU 43.33 2

Women's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) ST
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union URS Final 1 3:20.2 3:20.12
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union URS Round One Heat One 1 QU 3:25.3
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