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Tatyana Savelyeva

Full name: Tatyana Andreyevna Savelyeva
Original name: Татьяна Андреевна Савельева
Gender: Female
Height: 5'5" (164 cm)
Weight: 126 lbs (57 kg)
Born: May 22, 1947 in St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia
Affiliations: Dynamo St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Tatyana Savelyeva, the best Soviet female backstroke swimmer in the middle of the 1960s, was selected to the Soviet national team in 1964, when she won her first Soviet title in the 100 back. Savelyeva first competed internationally at the 1964 Olympics, where she won bronze in the 4x100 m medley relay and was eliminated in the first round of the 100 back. During her career, Savelyeva also competed at the 1966 European Championships and 1968 Olympics, but did not medal in those tournaments. Domestically, Savelyeva was a five-time Soviet champion – in 1964-66 in 100 back and in 1967-68 in the 200 back.

Personal Best: 100 m backstroke – 1:09.7 (1968); 200 m backstroke – 2:29.8 (1968).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 17 Tokyo Swimming Women's 100 metres Backstroke Soviet Union URS 5 h2 r1/2
1964 Summer 17 Tokyo Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Swimming Women's 100 metres Backstroke Soviet Union URS 2 h4 r1/3
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Swimming Women's 200 metres Backstroke Soviet Union URS 2 h2 r1/2

Women's 100 metres Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1964 Summer 17 Tokyo Swimming Soviet Union Round One Heat Two 5 1:11.8
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Swimming Soviet Union Round One Heat Four 2 1:11.7

Women's 200 metres Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Swimming Soviet Union Round One Heat Two 2 2:35.5

Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1964 Summer 17 Tokyo Swimming Soviet Union URS Final 3 4:39.2 1:11.1 1:11.1
1964 Summer 17 Tokyo Swimming Soviet Union URS Round One Heat One 1 QU/OR 4:39.1 1:10.5 1:10.5