Svetlana Tširkova-Lozovaja

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Svetlana Tširkova-Lozovaja
Personal information
Born (1945-11-05) 5 November 1945 (age 72)
Tsivilsky District, Chuvash ASSR, Soviet Union
Sport Fencing
Coached by Klavdij Jadlovskij

Svetlana Tširkova (from 1980, Tširkova-Lozovaja) (Russian: Светлана Михайловна Чиркова-Лозовая) (born November 5, 1945 Tupner, Tsivilsky District, Chuvash ASSR, Soviet Union) is a former Soviet fencer, two times olympic champion in foil team competitions and fencing coach in Estonia.

She received two gold medals in team foil at the Summer Olympics from 1968 and 1972 games.[1]

In 1969, individual competition at the World Championships in Havana, she lost only to Romanian Ileana Gyulai-Drîmbă-Jenei and won bronze medal.[2]

She was awarded with Medal For Distinguished Labour (Russian: За трудовое отличие), classified as a Merited Master of Sport of the USSR in 1972 and was classmate to Georgi Zažitski, also 1972 Olympics medalist in fencing.[3]

Living in Estonia since 1950, she graduated from the Pedagogical University of Tallinn in 1973 and was also 5 time fencing champion of the Estonian SSR.[2]

As an olympic winner, she is honorary member of the Estonian Olympic Committee.[4]

She is a mother of two sons, Eduard "Edik" Ber[5] and Kirill Lozovoi,[6] who are also fencers.[3]


  1. ^ Profile: "Svetlana Tširkova" (Retrieved on January 22, 2008)
  2. ^ a b Noskov, Juri (1976). Spordi kuulsuseks: Svetlana Tširkova (in Estonian). Tallinn: Eesti Raamat. pp. 102–115. 
  3. ^ a b (in Estonian) Svetlana Tširkova sai olümpiakulla asemel diplomi Eesti Päevaleht, March 20, 2006 (Retrieved on January 22, 2008)
  4. ^ Honorary members of the Estonian Olympic Committee Archived 2008-06-11 at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved on January 22, 2008)
  5. ^ Fencing Ranking: Eduard Ber (Retrieved on January 22, 2008)
  6. ^ Fencing Ranking: Kirill Lozovoi (Retrieved on January 22, 2008)
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Laine Erik
Estonian Sportswoman of the Year
Succeeded by
Tiiu Parmas