Rodnina, Irina (1949–)

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Rodnina, Irina (1949–)

Russian pairs skater. Born Sept 12, 1949, in USSR; married her pairs partner Alexsandr Zaitsev (also seen as Zaytsev, Zaitzev), 1975.

Won 10 World, 11 European titles (1969–78, 1980), and 3 Olympic gold medals: with Alexei Ulanov, won 4 World championship titles (1969–72) and a gold medal at Sapporo Olympics (1972); with Alexsandr Zaitsev, won 6 World championships (1973–78) and Olympic gold medals at Innsbruck (1976) and Lake Placid (1980).

See also Women in World History.

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