Natalya Petrusyova

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Natalya Petrusyova
Natalya Petrusyova 1982b.jpg
Natalya Petrusyova in 1982
Personal information
Born (1955-09-02) 2 September 1955 (age 59)
Pavlovsky Posad, Russia
Height 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
Weight 61 kg (134 lb)
Sport
Sport Speed skating
Club Burevestnik Moscow

Natalya Anatolyevna Petrusyova (Russian: Ната́лья Анато́льевна Петрусёва; born 2 September 1955) is a former speed skater.[1]

Short biography[edit]

Natalya Petrusyova trained at Burevestnik. Competing for the Soviet Union, Petrusyova was a very successful skater – once Olympic Champion (on the 1,000 m), twice World Allround Champion, once World Sprint Champion, twice European Allround Champion, three times Soviet Allround Champion, twice Soviet Sprint Champion, and ten-time world record holder.[1]

Petrusyova was awarded the Order of Friendship of Peoples in 1980. After her speed skating career had ended, Petrusyova became the senior speed skating coach at the Committee for Physical Culture and Sports in Moscow. At the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, she was the senior coach of the Russian speed skating team.

She married Vladimir Komarov, a Soviet Olympic speed skater.[1]

Medals[edit]

Natalya Petrusyova in 1983

An overview of medals won by Petrusyova at important championships she participated in, listing the years in which she won each:[1]

Championships Gold medal Silver medal Bronze medal
Winter Olympics 1980 (1,000 m) 1980 (500 m)
1984 (1,000 m)
1984 (1,500 m)
World Allround 1980
1981
1979 1982
World Sprint 1982 1983 1981
European Allround 1981
1982
1983
Soviet Allround 1980
1981
1982
1979
Soviet Sprint 1980
1981
1979
1984

World records[edit]

Over the course of her career, Petrusyova skated ten world records:[1]

Event Result Date Venue
1,000 m 1:23.01 27 March 1980 Medeo
Mini combination 173.434 27 March 1980 Medeo
1,500 m 2:06.01 3 January 1981 Medeo
Mini combination 171.149 4 January 1981 Medeo
1,500 m 2:05.39 27 March 1981 Medeo
1,000 m 1:20.81 28 March 1981 Medeo
1,500 m 2:04.04 25 March 1983 Medeo
1,000 m 1:19.31 26 March 1983 Medeo
Mini combination 168.271 26 March 1983 Medeo
Mini combination 166.682 28 March 1983 Medeo

Personal records[edit]

Event Result[1] Date Venue
500 m 40.51 24 March 1984 Medeo
1,000 m 1:19.31 26 March 1983 Medeo
1,500 m 2:04.04 28 March 1983 Medeo
3,000 m 4:29.31 26 December 1980 Medeo
5,000 m 7:51.8  23 August 1981 Leningrad

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Nataliya Petrusyova. sports-reference.com