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Biography of Larisa Semyonovna Latynina


PERSONAL
  • Full Name: Larisa Semyonovna Latynina
  • Profession: Athletes
  • Place Of Birth: Kherson, Soviet Union
  • Birth date: Thursday, December 27, 1934
  • Zodiac: Capricorn
  • Education: Lenin Polytechnic Institute
  • Career: The Soviet national gymnastics coach
Larisa Semyonovna Latynina
AWARDS
-Award ever obtained:
-Gold Medal, World Championship, Rome 1954
-Grabbing the Olympic gold, Rome, 1960

BIOGRAPHY
Larisa Latynina is the descendant of Russia and Ukraine gymnast. He is also the only former women athletes who won nine Olympic gold medals. He also holds the record as the holder of individual categories of medals in Olympic history.

He first became a ballet dancer before finally plunging into a gymnast after her choreographer moved out of town. He graduated from high school in 1953 and moved to Kiev to continue her training and attended the Lenin Polytechnic Institute. At the age of 19 years old, he debuted as a professional athlete and following the Rome World Championships in 1954. He won the gold in the category group in the event.

In 1956, Larisa, who was educated by the Kiev State Institute of Physical Culture, the successful company of Cup in the category of combined exercises, the vault and the floor exercise. At the Olympic Games in Rome in 1960, he returned to occupy the first position in the category of the combined and exercised the floor. Then, in 1964, he took back the gold medal for the third time in the category of floor exercise.

Latynina retired as an athlete after he attended the World Championship in 1966. Later, he became a coach for the national team of the Soviet gymnastics. Under his command, this national team captured the Olympic gold in 1968, 1972 and 1976. He then hosted his own gymnastics competition entitled 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow. Around the year 2000, she appeared in episodes of the Soviet Sports Wars which is the work of a documentary that discusses her experiences as a gymnast and coach of the Soviet national team.

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