Svetlana Zhurova

Svetlana Sergeyevna Zhurova (Russian: Светла́на Серге́евна Жу́рова; born 7 January 1972) is a speed skater from Russia. Deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation.[1]

Svetlana Zhurova
Svetlana Zhurova.jpg
Personal information
Born (1972-01-07) 7 January 1972 (age 49)
Pavlov-on-the-Neva, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight64 kg (141 lb)
Country Russia
SportSpeed skating
Medal record
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2006 Turin 500 m
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2006 Heerenveen Sprint
Gold medal – first place 1996 Hamar 500 m
Silver medal – second place 1998 Calgary 500 m
Silver medal – second place 1999 Heerenveen 500 m
Silver medal – second place 2000 Nagano 500 m
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Salt Lake City 500 m


Zhurova has been competing internationally since 1989,[2] took part in four Olympics, but did not win her first Olympic medal until her fourth Olympics, winning Olympic gold in Turin in 2006, two years after mothering a child. She also became Sprint World Champion in 2006. After her sporting career she became a politician and became Vice Speaker of the fifth State Duma.

Canadian sanctionsEdit

On December 19, 2014, Zhurova was placed on the Canadian sanctions list for the Ukrainian crisis.[3]


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  3. ^ "Sanctions List SOR/2014-316". 2014-12-19. Retrieved 2018-03-07.

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