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Polina Astakhova

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 5
Silver 2
Bronze 3
Total 10
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full namePolina Grigoryevna•Astakhova
Used namePolina•Astakhova
Original nameПолина Григорьевна•Астахова
Other namesPolina Hryhorivna Astakhova, Поліна Григорівна Астахова
Born30 October 1936 in Zaporizhzhia, Zaporizhzhia (UKR)
Died5 August 2005 in Kyiv, Kyiv (UKR)
Measurements166 cm / 56 kg
AffiliationsShakhtar Donetsk, Donetsk (UKR) / Avangard Kyiv, Kyiv (UKR) / CSKA Kyiv, Kyiv (UKR)
NOC Soviet Union
Nationality Ukraine

Biography

Polina Astakhova won team gold medals at the 1956, 1960 and 1964 Olympic Games, a feat that she shares with Larysa Latynina, making them the only gymnasts to be members of three gold-medal winning teams. Astakhova also won gold on the uneven parallel bars and placed third in the individual all-around in both 1960 and 1964. She added silver medals in both 1960 and 1964 in the floor exercises, and her final Olympic tally included 10 medals, five gold, three silver, and two bronze. At the world championships she was less successful, but was a member of the Soviet Union team that won the team title in both 1958 and 1962.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1956 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) URS UKR Polina Astakhova
Individual All-Around, Women (Olympic) 17
Team All-Around, Women (Olympic) Soviet Union 1 Gold
Team Portable Apparatus, Women (Olympic) Soviet Union =3 Bronze
Floor Exercise, Women (Olympic) 13
Horse Vault, Women (Olympic) =50
Uneven Bars, Women (Olympic) 9
Balance Beam, Women (Olympic) =13
1960 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) URS UKR Polina Astakhova
Individual All-Around, Women (Olympic) 3 Bronze
Team All-Around, Women (Olympic) Soviet Union 1 Gold
Floor Exercise, Women (Olympic) 2 Silver
Horse Vault, Women (Olympic) 6
Uneven Bars, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold
Balance Beam, Women (Olympic) =28 r1/2
1964 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) URS UKR Polina Astakhova
Individual All-Around, Women (Olympic) 3 Bronze
Team All-Around, Women (Olympic) Soviet Union 1 Gold
Floor Exercise, Women (Olympic) 2 Silver
Horse Vault, Women (Olympic) 7 r1/2
Uneven Bars, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold
Balance Beam, Women (Olympic) 4