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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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