Tatyana Ovechkina
Basketball player
Tatyana Ovechkina
Tatyana Nikolaevna Ovechkina; is a former Soviet Russian basketball player who played for a national team that won two Olympic gold medals, the 1975 World Championships and six European Championships. Today, she runs the Russia women's national basketball program. Ovechkina was born in Moscow. At age 7, she was walking home from school when an automobile struck her and mangled her right leg. She spent a year in the hospital recovering.
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  • 2004
    Age 53
    Tatyana is the mother of professional ice hockey winger Alexander Ovechkin, who plays in the NHL for the Washington Capitals. He was selected 1st overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.
    More Details Hide Details He won the Hart Trophy as the league's most valuable player in and.
  • 1976
    Age 25
    She was awarded the Order of the Badge of Honor in 1976 and the Order of Friendship of Peoples in 1980.
    More Details Hide Details In recent years, she was overwhelmingly chosen the century's best female point guard by the readers of the Sport-Express, an Eastern European daily newspaper. Currently, she is a candidate for inducation into the FIBA Hall of Fame.
  • 1975
    Age 24
    She also won the 1975 World Championship, six European Championships (1970, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1980), and the 1977 Summer Universiade.
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  • 1950
    Born in 1950.
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