Lyubov Burda

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Lyubov Burda
— Gymnast —
Full name Lyubov Viktorovna Burda
Country represented  Soviet Union
Born (1953-04-11) April 11, 1953 (age 61)
Height 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
Discipline Women's artistic gymnastics

Lyubov Viktorovna Burda (Russian: Любовь Викторовна Бурда; born April 11, 1953 in Voronezh) is a Russian artistic gymnast who competed for the Soviet Union. She was a member of the Soviet team who won the Team gold medal at the 1970 World Championships. Individually, she is the 1970 World bronze medalist on vault, a medal she tied for with teammate Ludmilla Tourischeva. Burda represented the Soviet Union at the 1968 Summer Olympics and the 1972 Summer Olympics, and was a member of the All-Around gold medal winning teams at both Olympic Games.

In individual events at the 1972 Summer Olympics, she placed 5th in the all-around competition, 4th in the vault competition, and tied for 5th on the floor exercises with Angelika Hellmann of East Germany.

She was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 2001.[1] She was married to Nikolai Andrianov until his death in March 2011.