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Larisa Semenovna Latvnina

athlete

Larisa Latvnina, USSR Athlete.

Background

Latvnina, Larisa was born on December 27, 1934 in Kherson in the Ukraine.

Education

Graduated from the Kiev Institute of Physical Culture, 1959.

Career

Honoured Master of Sports (gymnastics), 1956. Sports instructor. Honorary coach of the USSR, 1972. International referee from 1968.

USSR champion, 1956-1964. European champion, 1957 and1970. World champion, 1959 and 1962, and, with her team, in 1954, 1958 and 1962.

Olympic champion (free exercises), 1956,1960 and 1964, and with her team, in 1956,1960 and 1964. Silver medal, 1964. Bronze medal 1956. Overall world champion, 1958 and 1962.

Overall European champion, 1957 and 1961. USSR overall champion, 1961-1962. From 1966-1977 coach of the USSR international women’s team.

From 1977 member of the Organisational Committee, Olimpiada 80.