Lyudmila Bragina

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Olympic medal record
Women’s Athletics
Competitor for the  Soviet Union
Olympic Games
Gold 1972 Munich 1500 metres

Lyudmila Ivanovna Bragina (Russian: Людмила Ивановна Брагина) (born 24 July 1943) is a former Soviet middle distance runner. She was born in Sverdlovsk and trained at Dynamo in Krasnodar.

She competed for the USSR in the 1972 Summer Olympics held in Munich, Germany in the 1500 metres where she won the Gold medal. Bragina had beaten the World Record in the discipline three times there, in addition to setting it in July in Moscow.[1] The same year Bragina was awarded Order of the Red Banner of Labour. She also set three World Records in the 3000 metres between 1972 and 1976.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics - World Record progression". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved September 6, 2006. 
  2. ^ "World and European Record Progression". Athletix.org. Retrieved September 6, 2006. 

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Records
Preceded by
East Germany Karin Burneleit
Women's 1500m World Record Holder
1972-07-18 — 1976-06-28
Succeeded by
Soviet Union Tatyana Kazankina
Preceded by
Italy Paola Cacchi
Women's 3000m World Record Holder
12 August 1972 — 24 June 1975
Succeeded by
Norway Grete Andersen-Waitz
Preceded by
Norway Grete Waitz
Women's 3000m World Record Holder
7 August 1976 — 25 July 1982
Succeeded by
Soviet Union Svetlana Ulmasova
Sporting positions
Preceded by
England Joyce Smith
Women's 3000m Best Year Performance
1972
Succeeded by
Italy Paola Cacchi
Preceded by
Italy Paola Cacchi
Women's 3000m Best Year Performance
1974
Succeeded by
Norway Grete Waitz
Preceded by
Norway Grete Waitz
Women's 3000m Best Year Performance
1976
Succeeded by
Norway Grete Waitz