Galina Kulakova

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Kulakova, Galina Alekseevna


Born Apr. 29, 1942, in the village of Logachi, Udmurt ASSR. Soviet skier. Honored Master of Sports (1970). Instructor.

Kulakova was a champion of the USSR (1969–71), a world champion (1970), and an Olympic gold-medal winner (three medals, Sapporo, 1972) in individual and relay races. She was awarded the Order of Lenin and Order of the Badge of Honor.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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298: In 1980 Russian Galina Kulakova became the eldest Olympic skiing medallist aged 37 years 298 days.