Galina Stepanskaya

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Galina Stepanskaya
Galina Stepanskaya 1976.jpg
Galina Stepanskaya in 1976
Personal information
Born (1949-01-27) 27 January 1949 (age 68)
Leningrad, Russia
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Sport
Sport Speed skating
Club Trud Leningrad

Galina Andreyevna Stepanskaya (Russian: Галина Андреевна Степанская; born 27 January 1949) is a former speed skater who competed for the Soviet Union. She won the 1,500 m event at the 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck. She was Soviet Allround Champion in 1976 and 1977 and won silver twice at the World Allround Championships, in 1977 and 1978.[1][2] In 2009, she was awarded the Order of the Badge of Honour.[3]

World records[edit]

During her career, Stepanskaya set three world records:[2]

Distance Result Date Location
3,000 m 4:40.59 16 March 1976 Medeo
3,000 m 4:31.00 23 March 1976 Medeo
Mini combination 173.810 23 March 1976 Medeo

Personal records[edit]

Distance Result Date Location
500 m 42.44 3 April 1978 Medeo
1,000 m 1:24.06 23 March 1976 Medeo
1,500 m 2:10.12 22 March 1976 Medeo
3,000 m 4:31.00 23 March 1976 Medeo

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