Irina Anatolyevna Privalova
For years she was considered one of the best fair-skinned sprinters in the world and still holds the indoor world records over 50 and 60 meters . At the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona she won a bronze medal in the 100-meter run for the United Team of the Commonwealth of Independent States . At the 1993 World Championships in Stuttgart, she won the gold medal with the 4 x 100 meter relay . In 1994 she won gold at the European Championships over 100 and 200 meters . At the end of the year, Privaleova was voted Europe's athlete of the year . At the European Championships in 1998, she won again over 200 meters.
Towards the end of her career, she switched to longer distances and won the gold medal in the 400-meter hurdles at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney . She also won a bronze medal with the Russian 4 x 400 meter relay .
In 2002 Privaleova became a mother for the second time and ended her active career. In July 2008, however, she made a comeback at the age of 39. However , she could not achieve her goal of qualifying for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing . At the Russian Championships she finished seventh over the 200 meters and missed the final over the 100 meters.
- Irina Privalova in the database of World Athletics (English)
- Irina Anatoljewna Priwalowa in the database of Sports-Reference (English; archived from the original )
- Christian Fuchs: Jessica Ennis is Europe's Athlete of the Year , www.leichtathletik.de October 4, 2012
- Stern.de , "Sprint-Oma" starts again (July 17, 2008)
|SURNAME||Priwalowa, Irina Anatolyevna|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Привалова, Ирина Анатольевна; Privalova, Irina; Sergejewa, Irina (maiden name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Russian sprinter and hurdler|
|DATE OF BIRTH||November 22, 1968|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Malachowka , Soviet Union|