Olga Bondarenko

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Olga Petrovna Bondarenko (née Krentser, Russian: О́льга Петро́вна Бондаре́нко-Кренцер;[1] born 2 June 1960 in Slavgorod[2]) is a retired female track and field athlete, who competed mainly in the 10,000 metres. She trained at the Armed Forces sports society in Volgograd and represented the Soviet Union internationally.

She competed for the Soviet Union at the 1988 Summer Olympics held in Seoul, South Korea where she won the gold medal in the first Olympic women's 10,000 metres event, setting a new Olympic record: 31:05.21.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Soviet Union
1985 World Cross Country Championships Lisbon, Portugal 7th 5 km
1985 World Cup Canberra, Australia 3rd 10,000 m 32:07.70
1986 European Championships Stuttgart, West Germany 1st 3000 m 8:33.99
2nd 10,000 m 30:57.21
1987 World Indoor Championships Indianapolis, United States 2nd 3000 m 8:47.08
1987 World Cross Country Championships Warsaw, Poland 13th 5 km
1987 World Championships Rome, Italy DNS 3000 m 8:48.11 (heat)
4th 10,000 m 31:18.38
1988 World Cross Country Championships Auckland, New Zealand 20th 6 km
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 1st 10,000 m 31:05.21
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain heats 10,000 m DNF


  1. ^ Olga Bondarenko. Sports Reference. Retrieved on 2014-01-19.
  2. ^ Shteinbakh, Valeri (2006). "Бондаренко Ольга Петровна". Great Olympic Encyclopedia (in Russian). vol. 1. Moscow: Olympia Press. ISBN 5-94299-088-3. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Mary Slaney
Women's 3000 m season's best
Succeeded by
Ulrike Bruns