At a glance

24 Jul 1949 Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
164 cm / 55 kg 5'5'' / 121 pounds
Female

The 1968 Olympics saw a close battle developing in the women's team all-around gymnastics competition. Lead by the popular Věra Čáslavská, Czechoslovakia came close to beating the Soviet Union, but ended up 0.65 points short. A quarter of a century later, Karasyova made headlines when she apparently revealed that the USSR had used dubious methods to win the gold medal. Their coaches and doctors had discovered that during pregnancy, more red blood cells are being produced, which leads to an increas in lung capacity and muscle power. In addition, the progesteron hormone is produced, which makes the muscles and joints...

Olga in numbers

1
Olympics
Olympics
1
medals
Gold medal:1 Silver medal: Bronze medal:
  • Mexico City
    Mexico City 1968
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Mexico City
    Mexico City 1968
    • =7
      Gymnastics
      Individual All-Around
    • 1 Gold medal
      Gymnastics
      Team All-Around
    • =5
      Gymnastics
      Floor Exercise
    • =10 QR
      Gymnastics
      Horse Vault
    • =7 QR
      Gymnastics
      Uneven Bars
    • =18 QR
      Gymnastics
      Balance Beam