Lyubov Gurina

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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.

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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

International competitions

YearCompetitionVenuePositionEventNotes
Representing the Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
1983 World Championships Helsinki, Finland2nd800 m 1:56.11
1986 European Championships Stuttgart, West Germany3rd800 m 1:57.73
1987 World Championships Rome, Italy3rd800 m 1:55.56 PB
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea16th (h)1500 m 4:08.59
1990 European Indoor Championships Glasgow, United Kingdom1st800 m 2:01.63
European Championships Split, Yugoslavia7th800 m 1:59.59
1991 World Indoor Championships Seville, Spain4th800 m 2:02.04
Representing Olympic flag.svg   Unified Team
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain8th800 m 1:58.13
Representing Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany2nd800 m 1:57.10
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland1st800 m 1:58.55
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden7th800 m 1:59.16

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