Lyubov Mikhailovna Gurina (Russian : Любовь Гурина; born 6 August 1957 in Matushkino, Kirov Oblast) is a retired middle-distance runner who represented the USSR, the Unified Team, and later Russia. Competing mainly in the 800 metres, in 1994 she became the oldest European Champion at the age of 37. In addition, she co-holds the world record in the rarely contested 4 × 800 metres relay, with 7:50.17 set in 1984.
Gurina is a three-time World Athletics Championships medallist in the 800 metres, with silvers in 1983 and 1993, and bronze in 1987. She also competed at two Olympic Games
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|1983||World Championships||Helsinki, Finland||2nd||800 m||1:56.11|
|1986||European Championships||Stuttgart, West Germany||3rd||800 m||1:57.73|
|1987||World Championships||Rome, Italy||3rd||800 m||1:55.56 PB|
|1988||Olympic Games||Seoul, South Korea||16th (h)||1500 m||4:08.59|
|1990||European Indoor Championships||Glasgow, United Kingdom||1st||800 m||2:01.63|
|European Championships||Split, Yugoslavia||7th||800 m||1:59.59|
|1991||World Indoor Championships||Seville, Spain||4th||800 m||2:02.04|
|1992||Olympic Games||Barcelona, Spain||8th||800 m||1:58.13|
|1993||World Championships||Stuttgart, Germany||2nd||800 m||1:57.10|
|1994||European Championships||Helsinki, Finland||1st||800 m||1:58.55|
|1995||World Championships||Gothenburg, Sweden||7th||800 m||1:59.16|
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