Irina Turova

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Irina Turova
Personal information
Born (1935-05-14)14 May 1935
Leningrad, Russia
Died 8 February 2012(2012-02-08) (aged 76)
Moscow, Russia
Country  Soviet Union
Sport Track and field
Event(s) Sprint, long jump
Club Dynamo Moscow
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 100 m – 11.6 (1954)
200 m – 24.2 (1956)
LJ – 6.00 m (1956)[1]

Irina Robertovna Turova (later Bochkaryova and Mordovtseva, Russian: Ирина Робертовна Турова-Бочкарёва; 14 May 1935 – 8 February 2012) was a Soviet sprinter. She placed fourth in the 4×100 m relay at the 1952 and 1956 Summer Olympics and won two gold and one silver medal at the 1954 European Athletics Championships.[2]

Turova was coached by her parents, who competed nationally in various track events, including sprint.[3] Her son Pyotr Bochkaryov became an Olympic pole vaulter.[2]