Maria Gorokhovskaya

Maria Gorokhovskaya : biography October 17, 1921 - July 22, 2001 Maria Kondratyevna Gorokhovskaya ( ; October 17, 1921 in Yevpatoria – July...

Lilia Podkopayeva

Lilia Podkopayeva : biography August 15, 1978 - Lilia Alexandrivna Podkopayeva ( (Liliya Aleksandrovna Podkopaeva); born August 15, 1978) is a Ukrainian...

Larisa Latynina

Larisa Latynina : biography 27 December 1934 - Larisa Semyonovna Latynina ( ; born 27 December 1934) is a former Soviet gymnast....

Larisa Latynina

Larisa Latynina : biography 27 December 1934 - Early life Born as Larisa Semyonovna Diriy in Ukraine, she first practiced ballet, but turned to...

Věra Čáslavská

Věra Čáslavská : biography 03 May 1942 - Věra Čáslavská ( born 3 May 1942) is a Czech gymnast. Blonde, cheerful and...

Věra Čáslavská

Věra Čáslavská : biography 03 May 1942 - At the Olympics, where she once again faced Soviet opposition, Čáslavská continued to subtly voice her...

Ludmilla Tourischeva

Ludmilla Tourischeva : biography October 7, 1952 - At the 1975 European Championships, Tourischeva lost the all-around competition, placing third to 13-year old Nadia...

Ludmilla Tourischeva

Ludmilla Tourischeva : biography October 7, 1952 - Ludmilla Ivanovna Tourischeva (Russian: Людми́ла Ива́новна Тури́щева alternate spellings: Ludmilla Turischeva; Ludmilla Tourischcheva; Ljudmila...

Nadia Comăneci

Nadia Comăneci : biography November 12, 1961 - 1977–1980 Comăneci successfully defended her European all-around title in 1977, but when questions about...

Nadia Comăneci

Nadia Comăneci : biography November 12, 1961 - Comăneci was the first Romanian gymnast to win the Olympic all-around title. She also holds the...