1976 SZ9. Discovered 1976 Sept. 25 by N. S. Chernykh at Nauchnyj.
Named in honor of Zoya Sergeevna Mironova (1913– ), well-known surgeon and traumatologist. During World War II, she saved the lives and health of hundreds of wounded soldiers. Since 1952 she has worked at the Central Research Institute for Orthopedics and Traumatology in Moscow. During her long career, she has performed more than 10,000 surgical operations, many of them unique. Many world-famous sports figures and ballet dancers have benefited from her skill. She has received many honors, including recognition from the International Olympic Committee. (M 32347)
Name suggested by a group of scientists and the Olympic Committee of Russia and supported by the discoverer.