Larissa Latynina

Larissa Latynina

About Larissa Latynina

Larisa Semyonovna Latynina (born December 27, 1934) is a former Soviet gymnast. Between 1956 and 1964 she won 14 individual Olympic medals and four team medals. Her total of 18 Olympic medals was a record for 48 years until surpassed by American swimmer Michael Phelps on July 31, 2012.