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Lidiya Hrebets

Full name: Lidiya Ivanivna Hrebets (-Soshneva)
Original name: Лідія Іванівна Гребець (-Сошнева)
Other name(s): Lidiya Ivanovna Grebets (-Soshneva), Лидия Ивановна Гребец (-Сошнева)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-5 (166 cm)
Weight: 137 lbs (62 kg)
Born: April 11, 1953 in Poltava, Poltava, Ukraine
Affiliations: CSKA, Poltava
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Swimming

Biography

Specializing in freestyle sprints, Lidiya Hrebets was selected to the Soviet national team in 1967 after winning the 100 m freestyle gold at the European Junior Championships. At the 1968 Olympics, she reached the semifinals in the 100 freestyle, was fourth with the Soviet 4x100 medley relay and was eliminated in the heats of 4x100 m freestyle relay. Domestically she won a Soviet 4x100 m freestyle relay title in 1967, 100 m freestyle silvers in 1967 and 1968, 200 m freestyle silver in 1969, and 200 m freestyle bronze in 1968. After finishing her sporting career, Hrebets graduated from Poltava State National Medical University in 1976 with a degree in obstetrics and gynecology. After finishing her postgraduate studies at the Leningrad Medical Institute of Sanitary and Hygiene (later named St. Petersburg I. I. Menchikov State Medical Academy) in 1985, Hrebets has worked as a gynecologist at Maternity Hospital Nr. 2 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Personal bests: 100 m freestyle – 1:01.8 (1967); 200 m freestyle – 2:20.2 (1969).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 15 Ciudad de México Swimming Women's 100 metres Freestyle Soviet Union URS 6 h2 r2/3
1968 Summer 15 Ciudad de México Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay Soviet Union URS 3 h1 r1/2
1968 Summer 15 Ciudad de México Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay Soviet Union URS 4

Women's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1968 Summer 15 Ciudad de México Swimming Soviet Union Semi-Finals Heat Two 6 1:03.3
1968 Summer 15 Ciudad de México Swimming Soviet Union Round One Heat Seven 2 Q 1:03.3

Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1968 Summer 15 Ciudad de México Swimming Soviet Union URS Round One Heat One 3 1:03.5 4:17.1 3

Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1968 Summer 15 Ciudad de México Swimming Soviet Union URS Final 4 1:01.9 4:37.0 4
1968 Summer 15 Ciudad de México Swimming Soviet Union URS Round One Heat One 3 1:02.1 4:39.5 3
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