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Lyudmila Zharkova-Maslakova

Full name: Lyudmila Ilyinichna Zharkova-Maslakova
Original name: Людмила Ильинична Жаркова-Маслакова
Gender: Female
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 130 lbs (59 kg)
Born: February 26, 1952 in Astrakhan, Astrakhan, Russia
Affiliations: Burevestnik Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver, 2 Bronze (3 Total)

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Biography

For more than a decade, Lyudmila Maslakova (née Zharkova) was the leading Soviet female sprinter. Maslakova was selected for the Soviet national team as a teenager in 1968 after she had won 100, 200, and 4x100 relay golds at the 1968 European junior Championships. She was selected for the Soviet Olympic team and won a bronze medal with the 4x100 relay. Two weeks before the Mexico City Olympics, Maslakova set a world record when she was with the Soviet 4x100 relay team that clocked 43.6 in the rarified air of Mexico City, also running on a team that broke the 4x110 yards mark with 44.15 in 1974. Maslakova competed at three more Olympics and won two more Olympic 4x100 relay medals – silver in 1980 and bronze in 1976. Her best individual achievement at the Olympics was reaching the semi-finals of the 100 in 1972 and 1976, and semi-finals of the 200 in 1980. At the European Championships Maslakova won gold in the 4x100 in 1978 and bronzes in the 100 in 1978 and the 4x100 relay in 1971. She also won a 100 gold at the 1975 Summer Universiade and 4x100 relay bronze at the 1977 World Cup. Maslakova won 11 Soviet titles – 100 in 1975-77; 200 in 1978 and 1980; and 4x100 relay in 1971, 1973, 1975, 1977-78 and 1980. Maslakova retired from sports after the 1980 Olympics and later worked as an athletics coach. Her most famous pupil was the 2004 Olympic silver medalist [Nataliya Ivanova]. In 2009, Maslakova became head coach of the Russian national sprint team.

Personal Bests\: 100 – 11.21 (1980); 200 – 22.62 (1978).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 16 Ciudad de México Athletics Women's 100 metres Soviet Union URS 5 h1 r2/4
1968 Summer 16 Ciudad de México Athletics Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics Women's 100 metres Soviet Union URS 8 h2 r3/4
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay Soviet Union URS 5
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics Women's 100 metres Soviet Union URS 5 h2 r3/4
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics Women's 200 metres Soviet Union URS 5 h4 r2/4
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Athletics Women's 200 metres Soviet Union URS 7 h1 r3/4
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Athletics Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay Soviet Union URS 2 Silver

Women's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1968 Summer 16 Ciudad de México Athletics Soviet Union Quarter-Finals Heat One 5 11.4 11.43
1968 Summer 16 Ciudad de México Athletics Soviet Union Round One Heat Six 2 QU 11.5 11.54
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics Soviet Union Semi-Finals Heat Two 8 11.67 3
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics Soviet Union Quarter-Finals Heat Four 4 QU 11.46 4
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics Soviet Union Round One Heat Five 4 QU 11.56 8
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Semi-Finals Heat Two 5 11.34 6
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Quarter-Finals Heat Three 3 QU 11.37 2
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Round One Heat One 2 QU 11.30 5

Women's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Quarter-Finals Heat Four 5 23.63 2
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Round One Heat Four 4 QU 23.51 2
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Semi-Finals Heat One 7 23.27 1
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Quarter-Finals Heat One 2 QU 23.24 2
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Round One Heat Five 1 QU 23.49 2

Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1968 Summer 16 Ciudad de México Athletics Soviet Union URS Final 3 43.4 43.41 7
1968 Summer 16 Ciudad de México Athletics Soviet Union URS Round One Heat Two 2 QU 43.6 43.67
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics Soviet Union URS Final 5 43.59 6
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics Soviet Union URS Round One Heat One 2 QU 43.77 3
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union URS Final 3 43.09 7
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union URS Round One Heat One 2 QU 43.33 2
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union URS Final Standings 2 42.10 1
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