#2 Larisa Latynina


Examples of overcoming adversity on any dimension dependably contain a mix of devotion, diligent work and a tad of good fortune. Larisa Latynina got the last early when at 11 years old, trying to be a ballet artist she was diverted by her instructors towards tumbling, a game that would characterize her in the coming future.

Larisa took an interest in her first games at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, this was the place her extraordinary decoration chase started in radiant form. She bolted horns with Agnes Keleti, a Hungarian athlete, who was keeping pace with her ability savvy.

Larisa figured out how to improve of Agnes on 3 events in the individual all-around, vault and group all around yet she needed to share the floor practice gold with her. She additionally won a silver in uneven bars and a bronze in the now old group occasion with compact mechanical assembly. Generally, Larisa completed with a pull of 4 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze award in her introduction appearance at the Olympics.

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After 4 years, Larisa entered her second Olympic diversions as a most loved and she didn’t disillusion shielding her Olympic titles in the inside and out group, singular all round and floor practice occasions. She needed to make due with silver to be decided shaft and uneven bars and furthermore a bronze in the vault. Larisa included 3 gold, 2 silver, and a bronze to her awards count from 1956 and knock up her general count to 12 decorations.

Taking an interest as the guarding title holder in her last Summer Games at the 1964 version in Tokyo, Larisa added 2 more gold awards to her kitty by winning the group occasion and floor occasion for the third time consecutively. She needed to content with 2 silver and 2 bronze in her residual occasions. Larisa completed with 18 awards in general in a lauding Olympic vocation spreading over crosswise over 3 diversions.

Her general gold award count of 9 is the most by any female competitor in the historical backdrop of the Summer Games. She is tied second for the most gold awards at any point won by a competitor at the Olympic Games. Larisa held the refinement of having most decorations in the historical backdrop of the Olympic Games for 48 long a long time before Michael Phelps obscured her in 2012. She is additionally an inductee in the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame.

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