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Larissa Latynina1998

Larissa Latynina - U.S.S.R.

Larissa Latynina

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Larissa Latynina, Class of 1998, International Gymnastics Hall of Fame

For 48 years, LARISSA LATYNINA held the record for winning more Olympic medals than anyone in history, male or female, in any sport. Her record of eighteen Olympic medals stood from 1964 until the London 2012 Games. She earned six medals in each of three consecutive Olympics Games, beginning with Melbourne in 1956, continuing in Rome in 1960 and finishing in Tokyo in 1964.

1956 OLYMPIC GAMES
Gold Medalist & Olympic Champion:
- All-Around
- Vaulting
- Beam
- Floor Exercise
- Team
Silver Medalist:
- Uneven Bars

1957 European Championships
Gold Medalist & European Champion:
- All-Around
- Vaulting
- Uneven Bars
- Beam
- Floor Exercise

1958 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Gold Medalist & World Champion:
- All-Around
- Vaulting
- Uneven Bars
- Beam
- Team
Silver Medalist:
-Floor Exercise

1960 OLYMPIC GAMES
Gold Medalist & Olympic Champion:
- All-Around
- Floor
- Team
Silver Medalist:
- Uneven Bars
- Beam
Bronze Medalist:
- Vaulting

1961 European Championships
Gold Medalist & European Champion:
- All-Around
- Floor Exercise
Silver Medalist:
- Uneven Bars
- Beam

1962 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Gold Medalist & World Champion:
- All-Around
- Floor Exercise
- Team
Silver Medalist:
- Vaulting
- Beam
Bronze Medalist:
- Uneven Bars

1964 OLYMPIC GAMES
Gold Medalist & Olympic Champion:
- Floor Exercise
- Team
Silver Medalist:
- All-Around
- Vaulting
Bronze Medalist:
- Uneven Bars
- Beam

1965 European Championships
Silver Medalist:
- All-Around
- Uneven Bars
- Beam
- Floor Exercise
Bronze Medalist:
- Vaulting

1998 Inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame.

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