Raisa Smetanina

Raisa Smetanina

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Raisa Smetanina is a Professional Russian Skier. Raisa Smetanina is a cross-country skier who was able to win Olympic medals, including four gold medals. She is also the first woman in history to win 10 Winter Olympic medals.

Birth Facts and Education

Raisa Smetanina was born on February 29, 1952, in Mokhcha, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union. She is 69 years old and is under the horoscope, Pisces. She holds Russian nationality and her full name is Raisa Petrovna Smetanina.

The name and information regarding Raisa’s parents are not available at the moment. However, she was raised as an only child in Komi, USSR. Other than this, nothing much about Raisa’s family and personal life is available until now as it seems she likes to keep it private.

Regarding Raisa’s educational background and qualifications, she attended Syktyvkar Humanitarian and Pedagogical College, named after I.A. Kurchatov.

Career and Professional Life

Raisa Smetanina was able to take part in the five Olympics. She represented the Soviet team four times and the Unified Team one time. She was able to win two gold as well as one silver medal at the 1976 Winter Olympics. This made her become one of the most successful athletes there, along with Rosi Mittermaier of West Germany. Likewise, when she was 39 years old, in the 1992 Winter Olympics, Raisa was able to win a further gold medal. She competed for the Unified Team in the 4 × 5 km relay which helped her become the first woman to win 10 Winter Olympic medals. Also, she was the oldest woman to win a Winter Olympic gold at that time.

Likewise, Raisa Smetanina also had success winning four golds 20 km, and 4 × 5 km relay, three silvers, and 4 × 5 km relay, and four bronzes 4 × 5 km relay, 5 km, and 20 km at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. She also was able to win three times at the Holmenkollen ski festival, once in the 10 km and twice in the 5 km. Moreover, in the year 1979, she was able to receive the Holmenkollen medal. Smetanin received the “Order of Friendship of Peoples” in the year 1984.

Raisa Smetanina

Caption: Raisa Smetanina at Olympics (Source: Pinterest)

Relationship Status

Raisa Smetanina might have been married but little to no information is available until now. As she has kept her family life private, she has also kept her love life and relationship private. Raisa might have wanted to keep her personal life as much as private as she might want to live a normal life.

Body Measurements

Raisa Smetanina has a height of 5 feet 4 inches and her weight is 53 Kg. However, Smetanina’s other body measurements are not available as of now. Moreover, Raisa has blonde hair and blue eyes.

Raisa Smetanina

Caption: Raisa Smetanina skiing (Source: Pinterest)

Social Media and Net Worth

Raisa Smetanina doesn’t own any social accounts and is not active on any social media platforms. Also, she is old and might not know much about the social world. And, when she was young, social media was not really a thing and was not much popular as this time.

The exact net worth and earnings of Raisa Smetanina is unknown as of now but her main income source is her career of being a skier.