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Lyubov Sadchikova

Full name: Lyubov Ivanovna Sadchikova
Original name: Любовь Ивановна Садчикова
Gender: Female
Height: 5-8 (173 cm)
Born: September 22, 1951 in Samara, Samara, Russia
Died: November 22, 2012 in Smolensk, Smolensk, Russia
Affiliations: Burevestnik Smolensk, Smolensk (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Speed Skating

Biography

The high point of Lyubov Sadchikova’s career was at the 1978 World Sprint Championships in Lake Placid, where she won a gold medal just 0.180 points ahead of home ground favorite [Beth Heiden]. Before this victory, Sadchikova had finished seventh, fourth and fifth respectively at the 1973, 1974 and 1975 World Sprint Championships and would finish only 15th in 1979. Sadchikova set a new 500 metre world record of 41.69 on 21 March 1975 at the Soviet speed skating mecca of Medeo. She was only a disappointing sixth in the 500 at the 1976 Olympics. During her career she won five Soviet distance titles – in 500 m in 1975 and 1978 and in 1000 m in 1974, 1976 and 1977.

Personal Bests: 500 – 40.84 (1978); 1000 – 1:23.80 (1976); 1500 – 2:13.76 (1976); 3000 – 5:02.50 (1976).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Winter 24 Innsbruck Speed Skating Women's 500 metres Soviet Union URS 6

Women's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1c
1976 Winter 24 Innsbruck Speed Skating Soviet Union Final Standings 6 43.80 11.14
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