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Raisa Smekhnova

Raisa Katyukova-Smekhnova (born September 16, 1950 in Kaltan, Kemerovo) is a retired long-distance runner from the Soviet Union, who won the bronze medal at the 1983 World Championships in Helsinki, Finland, behind Norway's Grete Waitz and USA's Marianne Dickerson. She won the Soviet title in the women's marathon in 1985.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Soviet Union
1983 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 3rd Marathon 2:31:13
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 16th Marathon 2:33:19


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