Tatiana Averina

Picture of Tatiana Averina

Date of Birth: 06/25/1950

Age: 51

Place of birth: Nizhny Novgorod

Citizenship: Russia

Averin (Barabash), Tatiana B.

AVERIN (Barabash) Tatyana Borisovna was born June 25, 1950 in Gorky. Soviet athlete (speed skating), Honored Master of Sports. Olympic champion in skating (100 m and 3000 m, 1976), the absolute champion of the USSR (1979), world champion (1978).

During competitions in Innsbruck, the Swiss newspaper "Shport" wrote: "In speed skating ingrained specialization, and today there is hardly a sportsman or sportswoman who dare to fight for medals at all distances and are able to succeed, like Thunberg or Skoblikova. The "Olympic all-rounders" gone forever. " But it turned out that in the "age of narrow specialization" can be the guard generalist, able to compete for awards at all distances, the 25-year-old student of Gorky Tatiana Averina proved to be a real sprint and GM stayerskogo skating. She received medals at all four distances.

Four times appeared on the start Tatiana Averina. And each of them brought her Olympic medal. How not to recall here that 12 years ago on this same ice track ran to his four Olympic gold medals "Ural lightning `Lydia Skoblikov! We Averina of four awards, only two were gold, the other two - both bronzovymi.No changed over the 12 years of speed skating, as the competition has greatly increased! Skoblikov at a distance of 1000 meters from the nearest rival won 1.1 seconds, at 3000 m -. 3.6 sec. (Still to run before the results were measured with an accuracy of a tenth of a second). A Averina victory at a distance of 1000 meters has brought the advantage to 0.14 seconds, at 3000m -. Just 0.14 seconds.!

August 22, 2001 celebrated athlete suddenly died.