Maria Gorokhovskaya (USSR)

1952 Olympic AA Champion

Medal Total

Olympic Games:  2 gold, 4 Silver
World Championships:  1 Gold, 1 Bronze


Maria was born in Evpatoria (Ukrainian SSR) in 1921 and trained at Stroitel in Kharkov.  She was the first Soviet female gymnast to win the Olympic all-around and was awarded the Order of the Red Star in 1957.


Competition Results

1947
USSR Championships:  2nd AA

1948
Match of the Best Gymnasts:  2nd AA
USSR Championships:  1st B
USSR Team Championships:  4th AA

1949
USSR Championships:  3rd AA
USSR Team Championships:  1st AA, 1st HB

1950
Match of the Best Gymnasts:  2nd AA
USSR Championships:  2nd AA

1951
USSR Championships:  2nd AA, 1st FX
USSR Team Championships:  1st AA

1952
Olympic Games:  1st Team, 1st AA, 2nd V, 2nd UB, 2nd B, 2nd FX

1954
USSR Championships:  2nd AA
World Championships:  1st Team, 7th AA, 3rd FX, 4th V


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