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Marina Zhirova

Full name: Marina Serafimovna Zhirova (Titova-)
Original name: Марина Серафимовна Жирова (Титова-)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 128 lbs (58 kg)
Born: June 6, 1963 in Yegoryevsk, Moskva, Russia
Affiliations: Trudovye Rezervy Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Marina Zhirova took up athletics in 1975, and became the top Soviet female sprinter in the mid-1980s. She won 4x100 relay bronzes at the 1988 Olympics and 1986 European Championships. She also won 100 and 4x100 relay silvers at the 1985 World and European Cups. Zhirova won Soviet titles in the 1985 and 1988 100, and the 1987 4x100 relay. After finishing her sports career, Zhirova worked as an athletics coach in Balashikha, Moskva Oblast. In 2003 she became director of the Sports Complex Meteor in Balashikha. She was also active in politics with the United Russia party and is a member of the Balashikha city council.

Personal Best\: 100 – 10.98 (1985).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics Women's 100 metres Soviet Union URS 8 h1 r3/4
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze

Women's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Semi-Finals Heat One 8 11.24 1
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Quarter-Finals Heat Four 4 QU 11.14 5
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Round One Heat Five 2 QU 11.22 7

Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union URS Final 3 42.75 4
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union URS Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 42.01
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union URS Round One Heat One 1 QU 42.88
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