Tamara Sosnova

Tamara Mikhaylovna Sosnova (Russian: Тамара Михайловна Соснова; born 18 December 1949 in Moscow) is a retired Russian freestyle swimmer who won two medals at the 1966 European Aquatics Championships.[1] She also competed in the 1968 Summer Olympics but did not reach the finals.[2] Between 1964 and 1968 she won 10 national championships and set 21 national records in 100 m (1), 200 m (4), 400 m (8), 800 m (3), 1500 m (1) and freestyle relays (4).[3]

Tamara Sosnova
Tamara Sosnova in 1966
Personal information
Born (1949-12-18) 18 December 1949
Moscow, Russia
Height1.66 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight64 kg (141 lb)
ClubSpartak Moscow

After marriage, she changed her last name to Kravchenko (Russian: Кравченко). Her husband, Vladimir Kravchenko, also competed in swimming at the 1968 Summer Olympics.[2] After retiring from swimming she taught at the Russian State Agricultural University.[4]


  2. "Tamara Sosnova". sports-reference. Retrieved 5 May 2012.
  3. СИЛЬНЕЙШИЕ СОВЕТСКИЕ ПЛОВЦЫ. swimmingmasters.narod.ru (in Russian)
  4. Соснова Тамара. ussr-swimming.ru

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