Galina Prozumenshchikova

po_prozumenshchikova-galinaGalina Nikolayevna Prozumenshchikova (November 26, 1948 – July 19, 2015) was a Soviet breaststroke swimmer who also competed in medley relays.

Galina won five Olympic medals in 1964, 1968 and 1972 and five European Championships medals in 1966 and 1970. Her first Olympic medal, the gold in 200 m breaststroke in 1964, was the first Olympic gold in swimming for the Soviet Union. From 1964 to 1966, she set five world records: four in 200 m and one in 100 m breaststroke events. Between 1963 and 1972, she won 15 national titles and set 27 national records.