Larisa Gorchakova

Larisa Veniaminovna Gorchakova (Russian: Лариса Вениаминовна Горчакова, also spelled Gortchacova; born 9 July 1964) is a Russian backstroke swimmer, who won a bronze medal at the 1982 World Aquatics Championships[1] and three medals at the 1981 European Aquatics Championships.[2] She also competed at the 1980 Summer Olympics and finished sixth in the 100 m and eights in the 200 m backstroke events.[3] Between 1981 and 1984, she won five national titles (USSR).[4]

Larisa Gorchakova
Personal information
Full nameLarisa Veniaminovna Gorchakova
Born (1964-07-09) 9 July 1964
Volzhsky, Volgograd, Russia
Height1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight57 kg (126 lb)
ClubTrud Volgograd

After retirement, between 1998 and 2000, she set five national (Russia) records and won two national titles in masters divisions.[5]


  1. Jean-Louis Meuret (2007), HistoFINA Volume IV – Tome IV. MEDALLISTS AND STATISTICS. Special FINA WORLD SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS (50 m.) Before Rome 2009.
  3. Larisa Gorchakova.
  4. Горчакова Лариса Вениаминовна (Gorchakova Larisa Veniaminovna) Archived 2013-01-10 at
  5. Сильнейшие спортсмены СССР наши коллеги по движению «Мастерс»: А-Г.

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