Lyudmila Bragina

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Lyudmila Bragina
Lyudmila Bragina 1972.jpg
Lyudmila Bragina in 1972
Personal information
Born 24 July 1943 (1943-07-24) (age 73)
Sverdlovsk, Russia
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 57 kg (126 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 1500 m, 3000 m
Club Dynamo Krasnodar
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 1500 m – 4:01.38 (1972)
3000 m – 8:27.12 (1976)

Lyudmila Ivanovna Bragina (Russian: Людмила Ивановна Брагина, born 24 July 1943) is a retired Russian middle distance runner. She competed for the Soviet Union in the 1500 m at the 1972 and 1976 Olympics; she won the event in 1972 and finished fifth in 1976. In July 1972 she set a new 1500 m world record at the Soviet championships, and then progressively improved it in round 1, semifinal and final of the 1972 Olympics.[1][2] The same year she was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labour. She also set three world records in the 3000 m, in 1972, 1974 and 1976.[3] At the European Championships, Bragina won four silver medals: in the 3,000 m outdoors (1974), and in the 800 m (1970) and 1,500 m indoors (1971–72).[1]

In 1960 Bragina started training in the high jump, and changed to running only in 1964. Born with weak lungs in the cold Urals, she had a career-threatening bout of pneumonia in 1966. After recovering she moved to the south of Russia, in Krasnodar,[4] where she later worked as an athletics coach.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lyudmila Bragina. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ "Athletics – World Record progression" (PDF). International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 6 September 2006. 
  3. ^ "World and European Record Progression". Athletix.org. Archived from the original on 25 June 2013. 
  4. ^ Брагина, Людмила Ивановна. sportlegend.kulichki.net

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Records
Preceded by
East Germany Karin Burneleit
Women's 1500 m World Record Holder
1972-07-18 — 1976-06-28
Succeeded by
Soviet Union Tatyana Kazankina
Preceded by
Italy Paola Cacchi
Women's 3000 m World Record Holder
12 August 1972 — 24 June 1975
Succeeded by
Norway Grete Andersen-Waitz
Preceded by
Norway Grete Waitz
Women's 3000 m World Record Holder
7 August 1976 — 25 July 1982
Succeeded by
Soviet Union Svetlana Ulmasova
Sporting positions
Preceded by
England Joyce Smith
Women's 3000 m Best Year Performance
1972
Succeeded by
Italy Paola Cacchi
Preceded by
Italy Paola Cacchi
Women's 3000 m Best Year Performance
1974
Succeeded by
Norway Grete Waitz
Preceded by
Norway Grete Waitz
Women's 3000 m Best Year Performance
1976
Succeeded by
Norway Grete Waitz