Svetlana Zhurova

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Svetlana Zhurova
Medal record
Competitor for  Russia
Women's speed skating
Olympic Games
Gold 2006 Turin 500 m
World Championships
Gold 2006 Heerenveen Sprint
Gold 1996 Hamar 500 m
Silver 1998 Calgary 500 m
Silver 1999 Heerenveen 500 m
Silver 2000 Nagano 500 m
Bronze 2001 Salt Lake City 500 m

Svetlana Sergeyevna Zhurova (Russian: Светла́на Серге́евна Жу́рова; born January 7, 1972 in Pavlov-on-the-Neva) is a speed skater from Russia.


Zhurova has been competing internationally since 1989,[1] took part in four Olympics, but did not win her first Olympic medal until her fourth Olympics, winning Olympic gold in Turin in 2006, two years after mothering a child. She also became Sprint World Champion in 2006. After her sporting career she became a politician and became Vice Speaker of the fifth State Duma.


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