Lyudmila Galkina

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Lyudmila Galkina (Russian: Людмила Галкина; born January 20, 1972 in Saratov) is a Russian athlete. She won the European Junior Championships in 1991 as a triple jumper, but thereafter later focused on the long jump. Her greatest achievement was taking the World Championship title in 1997, with a personal best jump of 7.05 metres.


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing the  Soviet Union
1990 World Junior Championships Plovdiv, Bulgaria 7th 6.45 m (wind: +0.9 m/s)
Representing  Russia
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 5th 6.74 m
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 16th (q) 6.26 m (wind: -1.5m/s)
1995 World Indoor Championships Barcelona, Spain 1st 6.95 m
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 1st 7.05 m PB
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 3rd 7.06 m
2002 European Indoor Championships Vienna, Austria 3rd 6.68 m

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
United States Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Women's Long Jump Best Year Performance
Succeeded by
United States Marion Jones