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Olga Syrovatskaya-Mineyeva

Full name: Olga Pavlovna Syrovatskaya-Mineyeva
Original name: Ольга Павловна Сыроватская-Минеева
Gender: Female
Height: 5-9 (176 cm)
Weight: 128 lbs (58 kg)
Born: October 1, 1952 in Degtyarsk, Sverdlovsk, Russia
Affiliations: Zenit Sverdlovsk
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Olga Mineyeva (née Syrovatskaya) took up athletics in high school and was selected for the Soviet national team in 1972 as a long sprinter. She competed at the 1972 Olympics, was eliminated in the quarter-finals of the 400 and placed eighth with the Soviet 4x400 relay team. Mineyeva switched to middle-distances in the mid-70s and later became one of the top Soviet female middle-distance runners in the late 1970s and early 1980s. She won silver in the 800 at the 1980 Olympics, adding an 800 gold at the 1982 Europeans. Mineyeva won the Soviet 800 title in 1982, and won six lesser medals at the Soviet Championships. Mineyeva worked as a children’s coach in Yekaterinburg after finishing her sports career.

Personal Bests\: 400 – 50.3 (1980); 800 – 1:54.81 (1980).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 19 München Athletics Women's 400 metres Soviet Union URS 7 h3 r2/4
1972 Summer 19 München Athletics Women's 4 × 400 metres Relay Soviet Union URS 8
1980 Summer 27 Moskva Athletics Women's 800 metres Soviet Union URS 2 Silver
1980 Summer 27 Moskva Athletics Women's 4 × 400 metres Relay Soviet Union URS 1 Gold

Women's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1972 Summer 19 München Athletics Soviet Union Quarter-Finals Heat Three 7 53.42 7
1972 Summer 19 München Athletics Soviet Union Round One Heat Six 4 QU 53.62 7

Women's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1980 Summer 27 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Final 2 1:54.9 1:54.81 4
1980 Summer 27 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 1:57.5 1:57.50 8
1980 Summer 27 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Round One Heat One 2 QU 2:01.5 2:01.45 2

Women's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(A) ST T(H)
1972 Summer 19 München Athletics Soviet Union URS Final 8 3:31.89 53,2
1972 Summer 19 München Athletics Soviet Union URS Round One Heat One 3 QU 3:30.23
1980 Summer 27 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union URS Round One Heat One 1 QU 3:25.3
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