Larisa Latynina

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Birthday
27, 1934
Birthplace
Russia
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
27, 1934 (age 84)
Birthplace
Russia

About

Soviet gymnast who won 14 Olympic medals, including 9 golds over 3 different Olympics. Her medal total was surpassed only by Michael Phelps.

Before Fame

She made her international debut in 1954 at the Rome World Championships, winning the gold medal in team competition.

Trivia

She had her most successful Olympic event in 1956, winning a total of 6 medals, 4 of which were golds.

Family Life

She is the daughter of Pelageya Anisimovna Barabamyuk and Semyon Andreevich Diriy.

Associated With

She won gold at the 1964 Olympics while boxer Joe Frazier also took home the gold.