Galina Savinkova

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Galina Savinkova (born 15 July 1953) is a retired female track and field athlete from the Soviet Union, who set the world record in the women's discus throw on 23 May 1983 with a distance of 73.26 metres. A year later, on 8 September 1984 in Donetsk, she reached 73.28 metres. That mark still is the Russian national record.

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Soviet Union
1983 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 11th 59.28 m

References[edit]



Records
Preceded by
Bulgaria Mariya Petkova
Women's Discus World Record Holder
23 May 1983 – 17 August 1984
Succeeded by
East Germany Irina Meszynski
Sporting positions
Preceded by
East Germany Irina Meszynski
Women's Discus Best Year Performance
1983
Succeeded by
Czechoslovakia Zdeňka Šilhavá
Preceded by
Czechoslovakia Zdeňka Šilhavá
Women's Discus Best Year Performance
1985
Succeeded by
East Germany Diana Gansky