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Lydia Skoblikova


1939 Born March 8 in Zlatoust in the Soviet Union
1952 Decides to pursue competitive speed skating
1957 Marries Alexander Skoblikova
1959 Begins her international speed skating career
1960 Wins two races in first women's speed skating events in Winter Olympics history
1962 Begins teaching physiology at the Chelyabinsk Pedagogic Institute
1963 Sweeps all four events at World Championships and is crowned world champion
1964 Competes in her second Winter Olympics and wins all four races
1974 Becomes head of the physical education department at a Moscow university

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