Irina Privalova

Irina Anatolyevna Privalova (Russian: Ирина Анатольевна Привалова; née Sergeyeva on 22 November 1968) is a Russian athlete who has won a gold medal at the Olympics.

Irina Privalova
Personal information
Born (1968-11-22) 22 November 1968
Malakhovka, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union[1]
Height174 cm (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Weight54 kg (119 lb)[1]

She first competed in the sprint events, winning two Olympic medals in the 100 m and anchoring the 4x100 team, plus fourth place in the 200 m in 1992 whilst representing the Unified Team. With three European individual championships and three individual world medals, Irina Privalova had been a formidable competitor during most of the 1990s but had not yet won an outdoor world championship gold medal. In 2000, she gambled successfully and switched to the 400 m hurdles discipline winning the Olympic title in Sydney 2000 in 53.02 s and a bronze in the 4 x 400 m relay team for Russia.

Irina Privalova is currently the world indoor record holder in the 50 m (5.96 s), 60 m (6.92 s) sprints. She has also been the world indoor champion at the 60 m (7.02 s in 1991), 200 m (22.15 s in 1993), and 400 m (50.23 s in 1995) events.

Privalova achieved her best time (10.77 s) in the 100 m for nine years in 1994.[2]


  1. "Irina Privalova". Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 30 October 2014. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
  2. "IAAF Profile". Retrieved 26 July 2008.

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Sally Gunnell
Women's European Athlete of the Year
Succeeded by
Sonia O'Sullivan
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Daimí Pernía
Women's 400 m Hurdles Best Year Performance
Succeeded by
Nezha Bidouane

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