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Svetlana Varganova

Full name: Svetlana Anatolyevna Varganova
Original name: Светлана Анатольевна Варганова
Gender: Female
Height: 5-6.5 (169 cm)
Weight: 128 lbs (58 kg)
Born: November 19, 1964 in St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia
Affiliations: Dynamo St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)


During her career Svetlana Varganova competed at two major international tournaments, the 1980 Olympics and 1982 World Championships, winning silver in the 200 breaststroke at the Olympics. At 1982 Worlds she won gold in the 200 breaststroke and bronze in the medley relay. Varganova also set one 200 metre breaststroke world record during her career, clocking 2:31.09 in 1979. Domestically, Varganova won one Soviet title, the 1982 100 breaststroke, adding two 200 breaststroke silver (1982-83) and two 200 m breaststroke bronze medals (1979, 1981) at the Soviet championships. After finishing her sporting career, Varganova worked as a swimming coach in her native Leningrad (now St. Petersburg).

Personal Best: 100 m breaststroke – 1:11.09 (1982); 200 m breaststroke – 2:28.82 (1982).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Summer 15 Moskva Swimming Women's 200 metres Breaststroke Soviet Union URS 2 Silver

Women's 200 metres Breaststroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1980 Summer 15 Moskva Swimming Soviet Union Final 2 2:29.61
1980 Summer 15 Moskva Swimming Soviet Union Round One Heat Three 1 QU/OR 2:29.77
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