Rimma Zhukova

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Rimma Mikhaylovna Zhukova (Russian: Римма Михайловна Жукова, 14 March 1925 – 5 April 1999) was a speed skater. She was born in Sverdlovsk, Russia.

Rimma Zhukova competed for the Soviet Union and after having become Soviet Allround Champion three times and having won the prestigious Kirov prize four times, she became World Allround Champion in 1955. Zhukova was one of the Soviet women who dominated skating for almost 20 years starting in 1948. Since all three medals at every one of the twelve World Championships between 1953 and 1964 were won by Soviet women, the strongest competition Zhukova experienced came from other Soviet skaters.

Medals[edit]

An overview of medals won by Zhukova at important championships she participated in, listing the years in which she won each:

Championships Gold medal Silver medal Bronze medal
World Allround 1955 1953
1954
1956
1949
1950
Soviet Allround 1952
1953
1954
1951 1949
1955
1957

World records[edit]

Over the course of her career, Zhukova skated eight world records:

Event Result Date Venue
1500 m 2:36.7 17 March 1950 Kirov
5000 m 9:22.3 17 March 1950 Kirov
3000 m 5:21.3 8 January 1952 Medeo
1000 m 1:36.6 22 January 1952 Medeo
Old combination 208.750 22 January 1952 Medeo
3000 m 5:13.8 23 January 1953 Medeo
5000 m 9:01.6 24 January 1953 Medeo
Old combination 204.010 24 January 1953 Medeo

Personal records[edit]

To put these personal records in perspective, the WR column lists the official world records on the dates that Zhukova skated her personal records.

Event Result Date Venue WR
500 m 46.6 24 January 1952 Medeo 46.4
1000 m 1:34.4 12 January 1955 Medeo 1:36.4
1500 m 2:27.7 11 January 1955 Medeo 2:25.5
3000 m 5:13.8 23 January 1953 Medeo 5:21.3
5000 m 9:01.6 24 January 1953 Medeo 9:10.7

Note that Zhukova's personal record on the 1000 m was not a world record because Tamara Rylova skated 1:33.4 at the same tournament.

Zukova has an Adelskalender score of 193.050 points.

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