Mariya GOROKHOVSKAYA

Soviet Union SUN

Artistic Gymnastics

  • Olympic Medals
    2 G
    5 S
  • Games participations
    1
  • First Olympic Games
    Helsinki 1952
  • Year of Birth
    1921
Olympic Results

Biography

Mariya GOROKHOVSKAYA

Mariya Horokhovska's Olympic fame rests on one Olympics, the 1952 Helsinki Games. As a member of the Soviet gymnastics team, she won seven medals, which remains the record for the most medals at one Olympic Games by a woman. That mark has been equaled by seven men, and bettered by two men – Aleksandr Dityatin and Michael Phelps, both with eight. In 1952, Horokhovska won gold medals in the individual and team all-around, silver medals on all four apparatuses, and a silver medal in the team portable apparatus event. She never won an individual championship at the World Championships and her competitive career pre-dated the European Championships. Although it had never been public, Horokhovska was Jewish, and she emigrated to Israel in 1990.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Helsinki 1952

G
Individual All-Around
Individual All-Around Gymnastics
G
Team All-Around
Team All-Around Gymnastics
S
Team Portable Apparatus
Team Portable Apparatus Gymnastics
S
Floor Exercise
Floor Exercise Gymnastics
S
Horse Vault
Horse Vault Gymnastics
S
Uneven Bars
Uneven Bars Gymnastics
S
Balance Beam
Balance Beam Gymnastics