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Galina Stepanskaya

Full name: Galina Andreyevna Stepanskaya
Original name: Галина Андреевна Степанская
Gender: Female
Height: 5'7" (169 cm)
Born: January 27, 1949 in St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia
Affiliations: Trud Leningrad, St. Petersburg (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Speed Skating

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

In her first international championship, the 1973 World All-around, Galina Stepanskaya won the 1,500 and established herself as one of the world's best female long-distance skaters. Her next international medal came at the 1976 Olympics, also winning the 1,500, and she won silvers in the all-around at the 1977 and 1978 World All-around Championships, while winning both the 1,500 and 3K in 1977 and winning silvers at those distances in 1978. Domestically Stepanskaya won Soviet all-around titles in 1976 and 1977, and won 10 Soviet distance titles: 1,000 (1977), 1,500 (1973, 1976, 1977, 1978), and 3,000 (1974, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979).

Personal Bests: 500 – 42.44 (1978); 1000 – 1:24.06 (1976); 1500 – 2:10.12 (1976); 3000 – 4:31.00 (1976).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Winter 27 Innsbruck Speed Skating Women's 1,500 metres Soviet Union URS 1 Gold OR

Women's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
1976 Winter 27 Innsbruck Speed Skating Soviet Union Final Standings 1 OR 2:16.58 28.85 1:02.83 1:38.63