Russian cross-country skier who won a total of 10 Olympic medals, including four gold medals.
She won her first gold medal in International Competition at the 1974 World Championships.
She had her best year at the Olympics in 1976 where she won two golds and one silver.
She was raised as an only child in Komi, USSR.
She competed in the 1988 Olympics where ski jumper Matti Nykanen won 3 gold medals.