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Irina Yegorova

Full name: Irina Nikolayevna Yegorova (-Pavlova)
Original name: Ирина Николаевна Егорова (-Павлова)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-5.5 (167 cm)
Weight: 143 lbs (65 kg)
Born: April 8, 1940 in Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Affiliations: Burevestnik Ivanovo, Ivanovo (RUS) / Dynamo Moskva oblast, (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Speed Skating

Medals: 2 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Irina Yegorova was first recognized as one of the world's top sprinters in 1962, when she skated 500 metres in 45.3 at Medeo; however, it was not recognized as a World Record. Internationally Yegorova débuted at the 1963 World All-around Championships, where she won silver at the 500 metres and was fourth in the all-around. That same year she also equaled the 1,000 m World Record, but again her time was not recognized. In 1964, Yegorova first won two silvers in 500 m and 1,000 m behind the great Lidiya Skoblikova at the Olympic Games and a week later won the 500 m at the World All-around Championships. At the 1965 World All-around Championships, Yegorova won two silvers in the 500 and 1,000 and at the 1966 World All-around Championships she again won the 500. Yegorova's last international medal came at the 1967 World All-around Championships, where she won silver in the 500 m and she made her last international appearance at the 1968 Olympics, where she was ninth in the 500 and fifth in the 1,000. Domestically Yegorova won one Soviet title, in 1963, was a runner-up in 1969 and won bronze in 1968 (all in the 500). After her sporting career ended, Yegorova worked as a high school teacher.

Personal Bests: 500 – 45.0 (1968); 1000 – 1:31.2 (1970); 1500 – 2:24.6 (1962); 3000 – 5:10.8 (1969).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Speed Skating Women's 500 metres Soviet Union URS 2 Silver OR
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Speed Skating Women's 1,000 metres Soviet Union URS 2 Silver
1968 Winter 27 Grenoble Speed Skating Women's 500 metres Soviet Union URS 9T
1968 Winter 27 Grenoble Speed Skating Women's 1,000 metres Soviet Union URS 5

Women's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1c
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Speed Skating Soviet Union Final Standings 2 OR 45.4 11.4
1968 Winter 27 Grenoble Speed Skating Soviet Union Final Standings 9T 46.9

Women's 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Speed Skating Soviet Union Final Standings 2 1:34.3 20 55
1968 Winter 27 Grenoble Speed Skating Soviet Union Final Standings 5 1:34.4 21 56
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