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Lyubov Rusanova

Full name: Lyubov Petrovna Rusanova
Original name: Любовь Петровна Русанова
Gender: Female
Height: 5-4.5 (165 cm)
Weight: 143 lbs (65 kg)
Born: February 2, 1954 in Krasnodar, Krasnodar Kray, Russia
Affiliations: Dynamo Krasnodar, Krasnodar (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

After [Halyna Prozumenshchykova-Stepanova] and [Svetlana Babanina], Lyubov Rusanova was the next top Soviet female breaststroke swimmer. Rusanova first competed internationally in 1973 at the Universiade, winning the 100 breaststroke, and then at the World Championships, where she won silver in the 200 breaststroke. Rusanova next competed at the 1974 European Championships and 1975 World Championships, but did not medal, placing fifth in the 100 breaststroke in 1974 and also fifth in both the 100 and 200 breaststroke in 1975. Rusanova’s competed at the 1976 Olympics, where she won silver in the 100 breaststroke and bronze in the 200 breast. She retired in 1977 after winning a silver medal in the 4x100 medley relay at the Universiade. Domestically Rusanova won three Soviet titles – in 1973 and 1975 in the 100 breaststroke and in 1975 in the medley relay. Rusanova later worked as a swimming coach.

Personal Best: 100 m breaststroke – 1:13.04 (1976); 200 m breaststroke – 2:36.22 (1976).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Swimming Women's 100 metres Breaststroke Soviet Union URS 2 Silver
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Swimming Women's 200 metres Breaststroke Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze

Women's 100 metres Breaststroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 5dT 5dR 50-100m
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Swimming Soviet Union Final 2 1:13.04 34.98 =3 38.06 (3)
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Swimming Soviet Union Semi-Finals Heat One 1 Q 1:13.53 35.28 =4 38.25 (1)
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Swimming Soviet Union Round One Heat Three 1 Q 1:14.14 35.38 2 38.76 (1)

Women's 200 metres Breaststroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 5dT 5dR 1cT 1cR 1.5cT 1.5cR 50-100m 100-150m 150-200m
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Swimming Soviet Union Final 3 2:36.22 36.72 =7 1:16.52 6 1:56.45 5 39.80 (5) 39.93 (3) 39.77 (3)
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Swimming Soviet Union Round One Heat Four 2 Q 2:37.45 36.46 2 1:16.54 2 1:56.76 2 40.08 (1) 40.22 (1) 40.69 (2)
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