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Lydia Skoblikova

Awards And Accomplishments

1957 Sets women's Soviet records in the 1,500 meter and 3,000 meter distances
1959-61 Wins all-around bronze medal at USSR National Championships
1959-61 Wins all-around bronze medal at World Championships
1960 Wins two gold medals at Winter Olympics
1962 Wins all-around silver medal at World Championships
1962-64 Wins all-around silver medal at USSR National Championships
1963 Wins four gold medals at World Championships and is named world champion
1964 Wins three gold medals at World Championships and is named world champion
1964 Wins four gold medals at Winter Olympics
1964 First woman named Soviet Athlete of the Year
1967 Wins overall silver medal at USSR National Championships
1996 Inducted into the International Women's Sports Hall of Fame
1999 Named by Associated Press as one of top 10 female Winter Olympians of the 20th century
2002 Named to Bud Greenspan's list of 25 Greatest Winter Olympians

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