Russian runner who won three Olympic gold medals in the 800 meter and 1500 meter races.
She studied Economics at Leningrad State University and graduated in 1975.
She became the first woman to run 1500 meters in under four minutes at the 1976 Olympics.
She married Yann Kazankina in 1983.
She won gold at the 1976 Olympics where figure skater Dorothy Hamill also took home the gold.