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Olga Soukharnova

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Olga Soukharnova

Class of 2000

  • A two-time Olympic gold medalist, playing for the Soviet Union team in both 1976 and 1980
  • Also received gold medals at the 1973, 1977, and 1981 World University Games as well as the 1975 and 1983 World Championships
  • A member of nine European Women’s Championship teams (1972, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1985, and 1987) and two European Junior Championship teams
  • Played for the Spartak Club, representing the Moscow region, helping her team win a USSR championship in 1978, five silver medals (1976, 1979, 1980, 1981, and 1982) and a pair of bronze medals (1975 and 1977)
  • Has also played on teams that have won five championships in France (1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, and 1993)