Larisa LATYNINA, USSR Sportswoman. World Gymnastics Champion since 1958; Women's Gymnastics Champion at 1956 and 1960 Olympics; Honoured Master of Sport of USSR. Order of Lenin, 1957; Badge of Honor, 1960; inscribed in All-Union Communist Youth League Central Committee’s Book of Honor, 1960.
LATYNINA, Larisa was born in 1934 in Kherson.
Graduated Kiev Pcdag. Institute.
1957-1960 took part in international competitions at Budapest, Bucharest, Helsinki and Paris. At 1958 World Gymnastics Championship in Moscow placed 1st in exercises on the bars and 2nd in free-standing exercises. At 1960 Rome Olympics won three gold, two silver, and one bronze medal.