Valentina Yegorova

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Valentina Mikhailovna Yegorova (Russian: Валентина Михайловна Егорова, born February 16, 1964) is a long-distance runner from Russia. She was born in Cheboksary.

Yegorova competed in the women's marathon for the Unified Team at the 1992 Summer Olympics held in Barcelona, Spain. There she won the gold medal beating the Japanese athlete Yuko Arimori into second.

She returned to compete for Russia in the 1996 Summer Olympics held in Atlanta, U.S., where she won the silver medal in the women's marathon, again beating Yuko Arimori this time into third. Yegorova won the 1993 and 1994 editions of the Tokyo International Women's Marathon and she won the inaugural Nagano Olympic Commemorative Marathon in 1999.


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing the  Soviet Union
1990 European Championships Split, FR Yugoslavia 2nd 2:31.32
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan DNF
Representing the Olympic flag.svg Unified Team
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 1st 2:32:41
Representing  Russia
1993 Tokyo Marathon Tokyo, Japan 1st 2:26:40
1994 Tokyo Marathon Tokyo, Japan 1st 2:30:09
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 2nd 2:28:05
1999 Nagano Marathon Nagano, Japan 1st 2:28:41
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia DNF
2001 Nagoya Marathon Nagoya, Japan 11th 2:28:40

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