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Lyubov Rusanova

Full name: Lyubov Petrovna Rusanova
Original name: Любовь Петровна Русанова
Gender: Female
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
Weight: 143 lbs (65 kg)
Born: February 2, 1954 in Krasnodar, Krasnodar Kray, Russia
Affiliations: Dynamo Krasnodar, Krasnodar (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

After Halyna Prozumenshchykova-Stepanova and Svetlana Babanina, Lyubov Rusanova was the next top Soviet female breaststroke swimmer. Rusanova first competed internationally at the 1973 World Championships, where she won silver in the 200 breaststroke. Rusanova next competed at the 1974 European Championships and 1975 World Championships, but did not medal, placing fifth in the 100 breaststroke in 1974 and also fifth in both the 100 and 200 breaststroke in 1975. Rusanova’s last international tournament was the 1976 Olympics, where she won silver in the 100 breaststroke and bronze in the 200 breast. She was also the 1973 Universiade 100 breaststroke champion. Domestically Rusanova won three Soviet titles – in 1973 and 1975 in the 100 breaststroke and in 1975 in the medley relay. Rusanova finished her sporting career after the 1976 Olympics and later worked as a swimming coach.

Personal Best: 100 m breaststroke – 1:13.04 (1976); 200 m breaststroke – 2:36.22 (1976).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Swimming Women's 100 metres Breaststroke Soviet Union URS 2 Silver
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Swimming Women's 200 metres Breaststroke Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze

Women's 100 metres Breaststroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Swimming Soviet Union Final 2 1:13.04
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Swimming Soviet Union Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 1:13.53
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Swimming Soviet Union Round One Heat Three 1 QU 1:14.14

Women's 200 metres Breaststroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Swimming Soviet Union Final 3 2:36.22
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Swimming Soviet Union Round One Heat Four 2 QU 2:37.45