Svetlana Babanina

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Svetlana Babanina
Svetlana Babanina 1966.jpg
Svetlana Babanina in 1966
Personal information
Born (1943-02-04) 4 February 1943 (age 74)
Tambov, Russia
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 62 kg (137 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Club Spartak Toshkent

Svetlana Viktorovna Babanina (Russian: Светлана Викторовна Бабанина; born 4 February 1943) is a retired Soviet swimmer who competed at the 1964 and 1968 Summer Olympics. In 1964, she won bronze medals in the 4 × 100 m medley relay and 200 m individual breaststroke, whereas in 1968 she finished in seventh and sixth place in the 100 m and 200 m breaststroke, respectively. Babanina won the 200 m event at the 1965 Universiade; she competed at the European Championships in 1962 and 1966, but did not medal. Domestically she won five titles: in the 400 m individual medley (1962 and 1963), 4 × 100 m freestyle relay (1963) and 100 m and 200 m breaststroke (1964). In 1964–1965 she set two world records in the 100 m breaststroke (1:17.2 in 1964 and 1:16.5 in 1965).[1]

Personal bests:[1]

  • 100 m breaststroke – 1:16.5 (1965)
  • 200 m breaststroke – 2:47.2 (1964)
  • 400 m individual medley – 5:40.5 (1965).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Svetlana Babanina". sports-reference. Retrieved 5 May 2012.