Larisa Latynina is a former Soviet artistic gymnast. Larisa Latynina has won 14 individual Olympic medals. And, Larisa holds a record for the most Olympic gold medals.
Larisa Semyonovna Latynina was born December 27, 1934, in Kherson, Ukrainian SSR. As of now, Larisa is 86 years old and her sun sign is Capricorn. She was born to Semyon Andreyevich Diriy and Pelageya Anisimovna Barabamyuk. Thu, he father left the family when she was 11 months old. Later, Larisa was raised by her illiterate mother. Her mother worked as a cleaner during the day.
And, as a watchman during the night. Her father worked as a gun operator in Battel of Stalingrad. Therefore, Semyon was killed later. In 1953, she graduated from high school and moved to Kyiv. Larisa attended the Linen Polytechnic Institute. Later, she went to the Burevestnik Voluntary Sports Society. Likewise, Larisa debuted internationally at the 1954 Rome World Championships. She was only 19 years and won the gold medal.
Larisa Latynina made her Olympic debut at the Melbourne Olympic Games, in 1956. During the time she was only 21 years old. Larisa fought to win gold, in the all-around event. Later, she led the Soviet Union in Team to victory. In 1958, Larisa successfully completed her World Championship. In the 1960 Summer Olympics, she was one of the favorite participants. The Soviet Union was led by her to the first four places. Later, the team won by 9 points. She received silver medals in the balance beam and uneven bars events.
Later, she won bronze in the vault competition. At the 1962 World Championship, Larisa won all-around titles. In the 1964 Summer Olympics, she was defeated Caslavska. Similarly, Larisa Latynina also won 2 more gold medals. Also, Larisa won silver and 2 bronze medals. However, She won a medal in every event. But, she came 4th in the 1956 balance beam. Future, she was listed as the most Olympic gold medalist. From 1964-2012, she held the distinction of having more Olympic medals.
Similarly, Larisa is the only woman to have won 6 gold medals. And, she is the only woman to have 2 medals all-around. Likewise, Larisa Latynina has won 14 individual gold medals. After the 1966 World Championship, Larisa retired. And until 1977, she became a coach for the Soviet national gymnastics team. Under her coaching, the term has won gold in 1968, 1972, and 1976. At the 1980 Olympic Games, she organized the gymnastics competition.
Larisa Latynina has won gold medals in most of her competitions. Therefore, Larisa has established a successful career. Undoubtedly, Larisa Latynina has been earning a hefty amount of money. The estimated net worth of Larisa is $1.5 million US dollars. Probably, Laris is living a lavish and luxurious life.
Larisa Latynina is married three times. Currently, she is married to Yuri Lzrailovich Feldman, in 1938. He is a member of the Russian Academy of Electrotechnical Science. And, Yuri is also a former competitive cyclist. In 1958, she was blessed with a daughter named Tatyana Ivanovna Latynina. Her daughter is a folk dancer. And, Larisa also had a son.
Larisa Latynina has not been part of any rumors and controversies. Thus, Larisa has been maintaining her personal and professional life. Moreover, Larisa had been impressing people through her skills.
Body Measurements and Social Media
Larisa Latynina is very beautiful and pretty. Thus, Larisa stands 5 feet 3 inches tall (161cm / 1.61m). And, Larisa Latynina weighs around 52 kg (115 lbs). Larisa has blonde hair and dark brown hair color.
Larisa Latynina is not active on any social media accounts. There may also be chances that Larisa has made her accounts private.