Nataliya Bystrova

Nataliya Bystrova (Russian: Наталья Быстрова; born 23 June 1947) is a retired Soviet swimmer who won a bronze medal in the 4 × 100 m medley relay at the 1964 Summer Olympics. She swam in the preliminary round, in which the Soviet team clocked the fastest time and set a new Olympic record. This record was broken in the final by the American and Dutch teams.[1] During her senior career she won two national titles, in 1966 and 1969.[2]

Nataliya Bystrova
Personal information
Born (1947-06-23) 23 June 1947 (age 74)
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight67 kg (148 lb)
Sport
SportSwimming
ClubDynamo Moscow

After marriage she changed her last name to Chirkova (Russian: Чиркова). Since 1989, when masters competitions had been introduced in the Soviet Union, she competed in this category and won 30 national titles, 7 in Soviet Union (1989–1991) and 23 in Russia (1993–2010), and set 27 national records in individual events. In 1990 she won a bronze medal in the 100 m freestyle at the world championships.[2]

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