Larisa Latynina

Ukrainian Soviet gymnast
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Larisa Semyonovna Latynina (Russian: Лари́са Семёновна Латы́нина; née Diriy; born 27 December 1934) is a former Soviet artistic gymnast. Between 1956 and 1964, she won 14 individual Olympic medals and four team medals. She holds the record for the most Olympic gold medals by a gymnast, male or female, with 9.[1] She also won 5 silver medals and four bronze medals. Latynina was born in Kherson, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union.


  1. "Legendary Olympians". CNN. 19 August 2008.