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Raisa Petrovna Smetanina

athlete

Raisa Smetanina, USSR Athlete.

Background

Smetanina, Raisa was born on February 29, 1952 in the Komi Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic.

Education

Graduated from the Syktyvkar Pedagogical High School, 1970.

Career

Honoured Master of Sports (skiing), 1976. With Syktyvkar Urozhai. Schoolmaster. USSR champion, 1974 and 1976-1977 at various distances.

World champion, 1974 and 1978. Olympic champion, 1976 (10 km race).