Natalya Petrusyova

Natalya Anatolyevna Petrusyova (Russian: Ната́лья Анато́льевна Петрусёва; born 2 September 1955) is a former speed skater.[1]

Natalya Petrusyova
Natalya Petrusyova 1982b.jpg
Petrusyova in 1982
Personal information
Full nameNatalya Anatolyevna Petrusyova
Born (1955-09-02) 2 September 1955 (age 66)
Pavlovsky Posad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
Weight61 kg (134 lb)
Sport
SportSpeed skating
ClubBurevestnik Moscow
Medal record
Women's speed skating
Representing  Soviet Union
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1980 Lake Placid 500 m
Gold medal – first place 1980 Lake Placid 1,000 m
Bronze medal – third place 1984 Sarajevo 1,000 m
Bronze medal – third place 1984 Sarajevo 1,500 m
World Allround Championships
Gold medal – first place 1980 Hamar Allround
Gold medal – first place 1981 Sainte-Foy Allround
Silver medal – second place 1979 The Hague Allround
Bronze medal – third place 1982 Inzell Allround

Short biographyEdit

Natalya Petrusyova trained at Burevestnik. Competing for the Soviet Union, Petrusyova was a very successful skater – once Olympic Champion (on the 1,000 m), twice World Allround Champion, once World Sprint Champion, twice European Allround Champion, three times Soviet Allround Champion, twice Soviet Sprint Champion, and ten-time world record holder.[1]

Petrusyova was awarded the Order of Friendship of Peoples in 1980. After her speed skating career had ended, Petrusyova became the senior speed skating coach at the Committee for Physical Culture and Sports in Moscow. At the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, she was the senior coach of the Russian speed skating team.

She married Vladimir Komarov, a Soviet Olympic speed skater.[1]

MedalsEdit

 
Natalya Petrusyova in 1983

An overview of medals won by Petrusyova at important championships she participated in, listing the years in which she won each:[1]

Championships Gold medal Silver medal Bronze medal
Winter Olympics 1980 (1,000 m) 1980 (500 m)
1984 (1,000 m)
1984 (1,500 m)
World Allround 1980
1981
1979 1982
World Sprint 1982 1983 1981
European Allround 1981
1982
1983
Soviet Allround 1980
1981
1982
1979
Soviet Sprint 1980
1981
1979
1984

World recordsEdit

Over the course of her career, Petrusyova skated ten world records:[1]

Event Result Date Venue
1,000 m 1:23.01 27 March 1980 Medeo
Mini combination 173.434 27 March 1980 Medeo
1,500 m 2:06.01 3 January 1981 Medeo
Mini combination 171.149 4 January 1981 Medeo
1,500 m 2:05.39 27 March 1981 Medeo
1,000 m 1:20.81 28 March 1981 Medeo
1,500 m 2:04.04 25 March 1983 Medeo
1,000 m 1:19.31 26 March 1983 Medeo
Mini combination 168.271 26 March 1983 Medeo
Mini combination 166.682 28 March 1983 Medeo

Personal recordsEdit

Event Result[1] Date Venue
500 m 40.51 24 March 1984 Medeo
1,000 m 1:19.31 26 March 1983 Medeo
1,500 m 2:04.04 28 March 1983 Medeo
3,000 m 4:29.31 26 December 1980 Medeo
5,000 m 7:51.8  23 August 1981 Leningrad

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Nataliya Petrusyova". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020.

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