Lidiya SKOBLIKOVA

Soviet Union SUN

Speed Skating

  • Olympic Medals
    6 G
  • Games participations
    3
  • First Olympic Games
    Squaw Valley 1960
  • Year of Birth
    1939
Olympic Results

Biography

Lidiya SKOBLIKOVA

Speed skater Lidiya Skoblikova first competed in the Olympic Winter Games in 1960. She won gold medals in the 1,500m and the 3,000m, setting a world record in the former event. She also placed fourth at 1,000m.

A favourite in three out of four distances…

At the 1963 world championships, she won all four distances that were contested. When the 1964 Olympic Games in Innsbruck began, Skoblikova was considered the heavy favorite in the 1,000, the 1,500 and the 3,000, but was thought to be vulnerable in the 500m, the first women's speed skating race of the Games.

…she wins gold in all four

In fact, Skoblikova led a Russian sweep in the 500. The next day, she set an Olympic record in the 1,500m, winning by 2.9 seconds, the largest margin in the history of the event. She went on to win the 1,000m and the 3,000m to become the first person to earn four gold medals in a single Winter edition of the Games. She was also the first winter athlete to win six career gold medals and she remains the only woman in the history of the Winter Games to win six gold medals in individual events.

Olympic Results

More results
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Grenoble 1968

#11
1,500 metres
1,500 metres Speed Skating
#6
3,000 metres
3,000 metres Speed Skating
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Innsbruck 1964

G
1,000 metres
1,000 metres Speed Skating
G
1,500 metres
1,500 metres Speed Skating
G
3,000 metres
3,000 metres Speed Skating
G
500 metres
500 metres Speed Skating
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Squaw Valley 1960

#4
1,000 metres
1,000 metres Speed Skating
G
1,500 metres
1,500 metres Speed Skating
G
3,000 metres
3,000 metres Speed Skating

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