Skoblikova Lidia( Sovetskaya athlete (speed skating), Honored Master of Sports)
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Skoblikova Lidia was born March 8, 1939 in Zlatoust, Soviet athlete (speed skating), Honored Master of Sports (1960). Olympic champion (1960 - 2 gold medals, 1964 - 4 gold medals), repeated world champion and the USSR (1960-69) at various distances. The world's only six-time Olympic champion in speed skating.
. At the Olympic Games-60 in Squaw Valley, double-Soviet anthem sounded in honor of the young athletes of the Ural Lydia Skoblikova, which is faster than all finished running on an icy track at two distances - 1500 and 3000 meters
. Nobody imagined that this is only a prelude to winning the Olympic Symphony, sponsored by Skoblikova will be four years.
. Games in Innsbruck, the press around the world called 'Olympics Skoblikova', 24-year-old athlete made Ural something before it failed anyone
. Four times went out on the icy track Lydia Skoblikova, and every time it finish crowned Olympic gold medals. At 3 gold medals at one games received such aces as Clas Thunberg, Ivar Ballangrud and Hjalmar Andersen, in 1972. their achievement repeated 'Flying Dutchman' Ard Shenk, but Skoblikova received in Innsbruck all 4 gold medals!
The outbreak is in Squaw Valley 'Ural lightning' long illuminated skating sky. In the early 60's it proved to be faster for distances 1000, 1500 and 3000 m. Sprint remained its weakest. But the Games in Innsbruck Skoblikova 'pulled' and pyatisotmetrovku. This enabled her to take the baton from the winning duo of our skaters. They defeated the late evening of January 29, and the next morning Skoblikova improved by almost a second Olympic record in 500 meters. Each of the three following days brought her a new highest award.
. The four-distance speed skating are very different from one another, each of them requires different tactics from athletes, special demands on the strength and endurance
. Successfully performed at all four distances, Lydia Skoblikova proved that it has an inexhaustible supply of moral and physical strength, a rare talent.
. In 1983, the International Olympic Committee president Juan Antonio Samaranch presented the "ice queen" silver mark the Olympic Order for his contribution to the popularization of the Olympic ideals and outstanding achievements in sport. "