Games & medals

Games Results Sport Event
Tokyo 1964
Games Results Sport Event
Tokyo 1964
#2
Gymnastics Individual All-Around
#1
Gymnastics Team All-Around
#1
Gymnastics Floor Exercise
#=2
Gymnastics Horse Vault
#3
Gymnastics Uneven Bars
#3
Gymnastics Balance Beam
Rome 1960
Games Results Sport Event
Rome 1960
#1
Gymnastics Individual All-Around
#1
Gymnastics Team All-Around
#1
Gymnastics Floor Exercise
#3
Gymnastics Horse Vault
#2
Gymnastics Uneven Bars
#2
Gymnastics Balance Beam
Melbourne 1956
Games Results Sport Event
Melbourne 1956
#1
Gymnastics Individual All-Around
#1
Gymnastics Team All-Around
#=3
Gymnastics Team Portable Apparatus
#=1
Gymnastics Floor Exercise
#1
Gymnastics Horse Vault
#2
Gymnastics Uneven Bars
#=4 Gymnastics Balance Beam

Larisa LATYNINA

Soviet Union
Artistic Gymnastics
Height
161 cm / 5'3''
Weight
52 kg / 114 pounds
Birth date
27 Dec 1934 Kherson, Ukraine
Gender
Female

Number of medals

18 Olympic medals

Olympic Games

3 Olympic Games

Larisa LATYNINA biography

The Soviet gymnast, Larysa Latynina, holds the distinction of having won the most medals of any female athlete in Olympic history. Between 1956 and 1964 she won medals in 18 gymnastics events, as follows: Gold (9) – 1956 all-around, 1956 floor exercises, 1956 horse vault, 1956 team, 1960 all-around, 1960 floor exercises, 1960 team, 1964 floor exercises, and 1964 team; Silver (5) – 1956 uneven parallel bars, 1960 balance beam, 1960 uneven parallel bars, 1964 all-around, and 1964 horse vault; and Bronze (4) – 1956 team portable apparatus, 1960 horse vault, 1964 balance beam, and 1964 uneven parallel bars. She failed to medal only in the 1956 balance beam, in which she finished tied for fourth. She also won six titles at the 1958 and 1962 World Championships in individual events. At the 1957 European Championships, Latynina won all five individual events – all-around and the four apparatus finals. In all, at the Olympic, World, and European Championships, Latynina won 25 gold, 15 silver, and six bronze for a total of 46 medals. This phenomenal record was achieved despite the fact that her career was interrupted when she gave birth to two children. After her retirement from competition she became national gymnastics team coach.

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