Galina Chistyakova - World Record 1988

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Galina Chistyakova breaking the world record in long jump with 7.52., Leningrad, Soviet Union, 11 June 1988.

Galina Valentinovna Chistyakova (Russian: Галина Валентиновна Чистякова, Slovak: Galina Čisťaková; born 26 July 1962 in Izmail, Ukrainian SSR) is a retired athlete who represented the USSR and later Slovakia.

She trained at Burevestnik in Moscow. Competing in long jump, Galina Chistyakova won the 1985 European Indoor Championships and a silver medal at the European Championships one year later. In 1988 she managed to win an Olympic bronze medal in Seoul as well as jumping 7.52 metres, the current world record for women. More gold medals at Indoor Championships followed, and in 1990 she even won the first triple jump event held at the European Indoor Championships. Later that year she underwent a knee operation and never returned to her old form.

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