Olga Nazarova

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Olga Nazarova
Medal record
Women's athletics
Olympic Games
Gold 1988 Seoul 4x400 m relay
Gold 1992 Barcelona 4x400 m relay
Bronze 1988 Seoul 400 m
World Championships
Gold 1991 Tokyo 4x400 m relay
Silver 1987 Rome 4x400 m relay

Olga Nazarova (Russian: Ольга Назарова) (born 1 June 1965) is a retired athlete who competed mainly in the 400 metres. She represented the Soviet Union.

She competed for the Soviet Union in the 1988 Summer Olympics held in Seoul in the 400m where she won the bronze medal. She then joined with gold medalist Olga Bryzgina, 400m hurdles silver medalist Tatyana Ledovskaya and fellow Soviet Mariya Pinigina to win gold in the 4 x 400m relay. That USSR relay team set a new world record of 3:15.17 minutes which is still unbeaten (as of 2013).[1]

She returned to compete for the Commonwealth of Independent States in the 1992 Summer Olympics held in Barcelona, finishing fourth in the 400m final. In the 4 x 400 metres, she won the gold medal with Olga Bryzgina who had this time won the silver medal in the 400m, Yelena Ruzina and Lyudmila Dzhigalova.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Soviet Union
1986 European Championships Stuttgart, Germany semi-final 400 m
DISQ 4x400 m
1987 World Indoor Championships Indianapolis, United States 4th 400 m
World Championships Rome, Italy 8th 400 m 51.20
2nd 4x400 m 3:19.50
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 3rd 400 m 49.90
1st 4x400 m 3:15.92 WR
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 1st 4x400 m 3:18.43
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 4th 400 m 49.69
1st 4x400 m 3:20.20

Note: The Soviet Union originally finished 2nd in the 4 x 400m at the 1986 European Championships, before being disqualified for a lane infringement.