Games & medals

Games Results Sport Event
Nagano 1998
Games Results Sport Event
Nagano 1998
#9 Speed Skating 1,500 metres
#10 Speed Skating 3,000 metres
Lillehammer 1994
Games Results Sport Event
Lillehammer 1994
#6 Speed Skating 1,500 metres
#1
Speed Skating 3,000 metres
#5 Speed Skating 5,000 metres
Albertville 1992
Games Results Sport Event
Albertville 1992
#6 Speed Skating 1,500 metres
#7 Speed Skating 3,000 metres
#7 Speed Skating 5,000 metres

Svetlana BAJANOVA

Russian Federation
Speed skating
Height
175 cm / 5'9''
Weight
70 kg / 154 pounds
Birth date
1 Dec 1972 Chelyabinsk, Russian Federation (1989-)
Gender
Female

Number of medals

1 Olympic medals

Olympic Games

3 Olympic Games

Svetlana BAJANOVA biography

Placing runner-up at the 1991 World Junior Championships, Svetlana Bazhanova made a successful transfer to the seniors. In 1993, she finished third overall in the European Championships, improving her performance to silver in 1994. Her greatest feat came in the Olympic Games that same year. With pre-race favorite Gunda Niemann out of the picture after a fall, Svetlana Bazhanova found herself winning the gold following a close duel with Claudia Pechstein. While a consistent top-10 performer for the rest of her career, Bazhanova would never again reach to first place. Her major result came in 1998, when she again ranked third in the European Championships. A three-time Russian allround champion (1993, 1998, 2000), Bazhanova married fellow skater Vadim Sayutin in 1994.

Personal Bests: 500 – 40.77 (1998); 1000 – 1:20.19 (1998); 1500 – 1:59.46 (2000); 3000 – 4:12.02 (2000); 5000 – 7:13.12 (2000).

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