Monday, November 1, 2010

Galina Zybina

Galina Ivanovna Zybina (born January 22, 1931 in Leningrad, USSR) was a Russian shot-putter and javelin thrower who won three Olympic medals. She trained at VSS Zenit and later at VSS Trud. Her fame rests primarily on eight consecutive world records in the shot put (1952 - 1956).

By 1950, however, she was a major force in track-and-field throwing events, holding Soviet records in the javelin, sport grenade, and shot put. Between 1952 and 1956 she set 14 Soviet shot put records.Zybina won a gold in the shot put.

Full name: Galina Ivanovna Zybina (-Fyodorova)
Gender: Female
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Born: January 22, 1931 in St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia
Country: URS Soviet Union

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