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Larisa Latynina Biography

An Orphan Seeking Beauty, Becomes A Gymnastics Superstar, 1964 Olympics, Chronology, Awards And AccomplishmentsSELECTED WRITINGS BY LATYNINA:


Soviet gymmast

Gymnast Larisa Latynina won 18 medals in Olympic competition, and is the most decorated Olympian to date in any sport. She competed in the 1956, 1960, and 1964 Olympics, as well as at the world championships in 1954, 1958, 1962, and 1966. She is the only gymnast to have won medals in every event on the program in two different Olympics.


Ravnovesie, Moscow, 1975.

Gimnastika K=Skvoz'Gody, Moscow, 1977.

Sketch by Kelly Winters

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