Lyubov Kozyreva (cross-country skier)

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Lyubov Kozyreva
Medal record
Women's cross-country skiing
Competitor for  Soviet Union
Olympic Games
Gold 1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo 10 km
Silver 1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo 3 x 5 km
Silver 1960 Squaw Valley 10 km
Silver 1960 Squaw Valley 3 x 5 km
World Championships
Gold 1954 Falun 10 km
Gold 1954 Falun 3 x 5 km
Gold 1958 Lahti 3 x 5 km
Gold 1962 Zakopane 3 x 5 km
Silver 1958 Lahti 10 km
Silver 1962 Zakopane 5 km

Lyubov Vladimirovna Kozyreva (Russian: Любо́вь Влади́мировна Ко́зырева) (Lyubov Baranova from 1960 onwards) (born August 27, 1929 in the settlement of Bugry, Vsevolozhsky District, Leningrad Oblast) is a former Soviet cross-country skier who competed in the 1950s and 1960s for VSS Burevestnik.

She won four Winter Olympic medals with a gold in the 10 km (1956) and silvers in the 10 km (1960) and the 3x5 km Relay (1956, 1960). She also won the 10 km event at the Holmenkollen ski festival in 1955, becoming the first Soviet athlete to win at the Holmenkollen.

Her biggest successes were at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships where she won six medals, including four golds (10 km: 1954, 3x5 km: 1954, 1958, 1962) and two silvers (10 km: 1958, 5 km: 1962).

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