Svetlana Babich

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Svetlana Babich
Personal information
Nationality Russian
Born (1947-07-17) July 17, 1947 (age 70)
Pavlovsk, Altai Krai
Height 169 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 69 kg (152 lb)
Country Soviet Union
Sport Javelin throw
Club Dynamo Moskva oblast
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals 1972 Summer Olympics: Women's Javelin throw – 8th
1976 Summer Olympics: Women's Javelin throw – 6th
Personal best(s) 63.74 m (209 ft 1 in) (1976)[1]

Svetlana Vladimirovna Babich (Russian: Светлана Владимировна Бабич, née Королёва, Korolyova; born July 17, 1947) is a retired female javelin thrower who represented the Soviet Union twice at the Summer Olympics: 1972 and 1976. She is best known for winning the gold medal in the women's javelin throw event at the 1973 Summer Universiade.[2]


  1. ^ "Svetlana Korolyova-Babich". Archived from the original on 11 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "Russians sweep gold medals". The Rock Hill Herald. 17 August 1973. p. 7. Retrieved 11 November 2010.