Sofya Muratova

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 2
Bronze 4
Total 8
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameSofya Ivanovna•Muratova (Poduzdova-)
Used nameSofya•Muratova
Original nameСофья Ивановна•Муратова (Подуздова-)
Born13 July 1929 in St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg (RUS)
Died25 September 2006 in Moskva (Moscow), Moskva (RUS)
Measurements160 cm / 55 kg
AffiliationsDynamo Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
NOC Soviet Union
Nationality Russian Federation

Biography

Between 1949 and 1964 Sofiya Muratova won the Soviet national all-around title five times, but never succeeded in winning an individual international title. She came closest at the 1960 Olympics, finishing second in the individual all-around and the horse-vault, also collecting four bronze medals in 1956 and 1960. She did win three team all-around titles at the World Championships (1954, 1958, 1962) and two at the Olympics (1956, 1960). In 1951, Muratova married fellow gymnast and future four-time Olympic Champion Valentin Muratov, who would be the national team coach from 1960 to 1968, with Sofiya still on the team until 1964. She later followed her husband into coaching. She passed away in autumn 2006, shortly afterwards followed by her husband.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1956 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) URS RUS Sofya Muratova
Individual All-Around, Women (Olympic) 3 Bronze
Team All-Around, Women (Olympic) Soviet Union 1 Gold
Team Portable Apparatus, Women (Olympic) Soviet Union =3 Bronze
Floor Exercise, Women (Olympic) =4
Horse Vault, Women (Olympic) 5
Uneven Bars, Women (Olympic) 3 Bronze
Balance Beam, Women (Olympic) 10
1960 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) URS RUS Sofya Muratova
Individual All-Around, Women (Olympic) 2 Silver
Team All-Around, Women (Olympic) Soviet Union 1 Gold
Floor Exercise, Women (Olympic) 5
Horse Vault, Women (Olympic) 2 Silver
Uneven Bars, Women (Olympic) 4
Balance Beam, Women (Olympic) 3 Bronze

Olympic family relations