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Valentina Rastvorova

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 2
Bronze 0
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameValentina Ksenofontovna•Rastvorova (-Grishina)
Used nameValentina•Rastvorova
Original nameВалентина Ксенофонтовна•Растворова (-Гришина)
Other namesValentyna Ksenofontivna Rastvorova (-Hrishyna), Валентина Ксенофонтівна Растворова (-Грішина)
Born17 June 1933 in Odessa, Odessa (UKR)
Died24 August 2018 in Moskva (Moscow), Moskva (RUS)
Measurements167 cm / 60 kg
AffiliationsDynamo Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
NOC Soviet Union
Nationality Ukraine

Biography

Ukrainian-born Russian foil fencer Valentina Rastvorova participated in three consecutive Olympic Games from 1956-1964. She claimed an individual silver medal in 1960 and team gold the same year. Four years later she won another silver with the team at the Tokyo Olympics. At the World Championships she won another six gold and two silver medals. She was married to water polo player Boris Grishin and their children, Yevgeny and Yelena, also became Olympians (Yevgeny as a water polo player and Yelena as a fencer). Valentina took Russian citizenship when marrying and later worked as a fencing coach in Moskva. She graduated from the Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth and Tourism.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1956 Summer Olympics Fencing URS UKR Valentina Rastvorova
Foil, Individual, Women (Olympic) 5 p3 r1/3
1960 Summer Olympics Fencing URS UKR Valentina Rastvorova
Foil, Individual, Women (Olympic) 2 Silver
Foil, Team, Women (Olympic) Soviet Union 1 Gold
1964 Summer Olympics Fencing URS UKR Valentina Rastvorova
Foil, Individual, Women (Olympic) =9
Foil, Team, Women (Olympic) Soviet Union 2 Silver

Olympic family relations

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