Svetlana Tširkova-Lozovaja

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-time Olympic champion in foil team competitions and fencing coach in Estonia.

Svetlana Tširkova-Lozovaja
Svetlana Tširkova-Lozovaja, endine NSV Liidu vehkleja ja hilisem Eesti vehklemistreener 1984.jpg
Personal information
Born (1945-11-05) 5 November 1945 (age 76)
Tsivilsky District, Chuvash ASSR, Soviet Union
Coached byKlavdij Jadlovskij
Medal record

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

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

She was awarded with Medal "For Distinguished Labour", classified as a Merited Master of Sport of the USSR in 1972.[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]

In 2006 she received the Estonian Order of the White Star (Third Class)[7] and in 2016 Tallinn City Cross [et].[8]


  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)
  7. ^ Svetlana Lozovaja-Tširkova Teenetemärkide kavalerid
  8. ^ Aukodanikud
Awards and achievements
Preceded by Estonian Sportswoman of the Year
Succeeded by