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Mar 9, 1999

Galina Grabs Games Gold in Tokyo
Four years previously she was a non-swimmer, but on Monday , October 12th 1964 , Galina Prozumenschikova (can you say that ten times quickly?) of Sevastopol on the Black Sea, won the Tokyo Olympic 200 meters breaststroke final before a capacity crowd of 15,000. Her time was 2 minutes 46.4 seconds, a new Olympic record.