Lyudmila Kondratyeva

Lyudmila Andreyevna Kondratyeva (Russian: Людмила Андреевна Кондратьева; born 11 April 1958) is a Russian former track and field athlete, who competed for the Soviet Union and is the 1980 Olympic 100 m champion.

Lyudmila Kondratyeva
Personal information
Birth nameЛюдмила Андреевна Кондратьева[1]
Full nameLyudmila Andreyevna Kondratyeva[1]
Born (1958-04-11) 11 April 1958 (age 64)[1]
Shakhty, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union[1]
Height168 cm (5 ft 6 in)[1]
Weight57 kg (126 lb)[1]

Kondratyeva began athletics at age 11 at the Children and Youth Sport School in Shakhty, her first trainer being Lyudmila Mikhailovna Pavlenko.[2] Two years later she passed exams into Rostov on Don Children and Youth Sport School, created in 1971, where she was coached by Nina Vasilyevna Lazarchenko.[2] In 1973 she became a member of the Soviet Union National Youth Team, and in 1974 - of the Soviet Union National Team.[2] At the 1975 European Youth Championships Kondratyeva finished 4th in the 200m and in the 4 × 100 m relay.[2] Four years later she became the winner of the 200 m at the 1978 European Championships, where she also won a gold in the 4 × 100 m relay event.

Now one of the medal favourites for the 1980 Summer Olympics, which were held in Moscow, she also ran a non-recognised World Record just before the Olympics. The final was a close race, with the first 5 finishing within 1 tenth of a second. A photo finish showed that Kondratyeva had beaten Marlies Göhr of East Germany by just 0.01 seconds. Kondratyeva pulled her hamstring at the finish, thereby not allowing her to run the 200 m or the 4 × 100 m relay.

Unable to compete at the 1984 Summer Olympics due to the boycott led by the Soviet Union, Kondratyeva could not defend her Olympic title. She retired after that season and married Yuriy Sedykh, two time Olympic champion in the hammer throw, although they would later divorce. The pair had a daughter, Oksana Kondratyeva, who followed in her father's footsteps and became an international hammer thrower.[3]

She came out of retirement to compete at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games. She made the semi-finals of the 100m and won a bronze medal as part of the Soviet women's 4 × 100 m relay.

BibliographyEdit

R. V. Orlov (1983). Lyudmila Kondratyeva. Heroes of the Olympic Games (in Russian). Moscow: Fizkultura i sport. Archived from the original on 25 October 2007. Retrieved 28 March 2007.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Lyudmila Kondratyeva". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d R. V. Orlov (1983). Lyudmila Kondratyeva. Heroes of the Olympic Games (in Russian). Moscow: Fizkultura i sport. Archived from the original on 25 October 2007. Retrieved 28 March 2007.
  3. ^ Dolgopolov, Nickolai & Orlov, Rostislav (1 June 2009). Galkina clocks 4:03.62 in Sochi. IAAF. Retrieved on 2014-07-06.


Records
Preceded by Women's 100 m World Record Holder
3 June 1980 – 8 June 1983
Succeeded by