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Galina Zybina

Full name: Galina Ivanovna Zybina (-Fyodorova)
Original name: Галина Ивановна Зыбина (-Фёдорова)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-6 (168 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Born: January 22, 1931 in St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia
Affiliations: Zenit St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

Galina Zybina was the world's top female shot putter in the 1950s, winning a full set of medals at the Olympic Games and setting eight world records between 1952-56. At the Olympic Games, Zybina won gold in 1952, silver in 1956 and bronze in 1964, placing seventh in 1960. She also finished fourth in the javelin at the 1952 Olympics. At the European Championships, Zybina won shot in 1954, a javelin bronze in 1950, discus bronze in 1954, and shot put bronze in 1962. She also won the shot put at the 1953, 1955 and 1957 Universiade and was a six-time Soviet champion, from 1952-55 in the shot and in 1952 and 1957 in javelin throw. In 1953, Zybina became the first woman to break the 16 metre barrier in the shot put, throwing 16.20 in Malmö. Her other world records were 15.28 (in the 1952 Olympic final), 15.37, 15.42 (also 1952), 16.28 (1954/1955), 16.67 (1955) and 16.76 (just a month before the 1956 Olympics). Zybina finished her sporting career after she was not selected for the Soviet 1968 Olympic team. Since the early 1970s, Zybina and her husband Yury Fyodorov, who from 1964-85 worked as the commander of the Russian cruiser Aurora (then already a museum ship), where the 1917 Russian October revolution started, have lived in Värska, Estonia, where Zybina has worked as an athletics coach.

Personal Bests: SP – 17.50 (1964); DT – 48.62 (1955); JT – 54.98 (1958).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Women's Shot Put Soviet Union URS 1 Gold WR
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Women's Javelin Throw Soviet Union URS 4
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Athletics Women's Shot Put Soviet Union URS 2 Silver OR
1960 Summer 29 Roma Athletics Women's Shot Put Soviet Union URS 7
1964 Summer 33 Tokyo Athletics Women's Shot Put Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze

Women's Shot Put

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 1 WR 15.28
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round One 1 OR 15.00
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Two 1 14.58 15.00
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Three 1 14.04 15.00
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Four 1 14.55 15.00
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Five 1 14.33 15.00
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Six NP 15.28
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 3 QU 13.66
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round 1 3 13.66
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round 2 3 13.66 pass
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round 3 DNS pass
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 2 OR 16.53
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round One 1 OR 16.35
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Two 1 16.32 16.35
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Three 1 15.82 16.35
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Four 1 16.28 16.35
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Five 1 OR 16.48 16.48
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Six NP 16.53
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 3 QU 14.08
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round One 3 14.08
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round Two 3 pass 14.08
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round Three NP pass
1960 Summer 29 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 7 15.56
1960 Summer 29 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round One 10 13.82
1960 Summer 29 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Two 7 15.56 15.56
1960 Summer 29 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Three 7 15.37 15.56
1960 Summer 29 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 8 QU 15.03
1960 Summer 29 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round One 7 15.03
1960 Summer 29 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round Two 8 pass 15.03
1960 Summer 29 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round Three NP pass
1964 Summer 33 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 3 17.45
1964 Summer 33 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round One 3 17.38
1964 Summer 33 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Two 3 17.25 17.38
1964 Summer 33 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Three 2 17.45 17.45
1964 Summer 33 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Four 2 17.42 17.45
1964 Summer 33 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Five 3 16.65 17.45
1964 Summer 33 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Six NP 17.36
1964 Summer 33 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 11 QU 15.17
1964 Summer 33 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round One 9 15.17
1964 Summer 33 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round Two 10 pass 15.17
1964 Summer 33 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round Three NP pass

Women's Javelin Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 4 48.35
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round One 5 44.86
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Two 3 48.35 48.35
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Three 3 47.24 48.35
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Four 3 47.94 48.35
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Five 4 47.81 48.35
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Six NP 45.95
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 2 QU 45.95
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round 1 2 45.95
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round 2 2 45.95 pass
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round 3 DNS pass
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