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Mariya Horokhovska

Full name: Mariya Kindrativna Horokhovska
Original name: Марія Кіндратівна Гороховська
Other name(s): Mariya Kondratyevna Gorokhovskaya, Мария Кондратьевна Гороховская
Gender: Female
Born: October 17, 1921 in Yevpatoriya, Krym, Ukraine
Died: July 7, 2001 in Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
Affiliations: Stroityel Kharkov
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Gymnastics

Medals: 2 Gold, 5 Silver (7 Total)

Biography

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.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 30 Helsinki Gymnastics Women's Individual All-Around Soviet Union URS 1 Gold
1952 Summer 30 Helsinki Gymnastics Women's Team All-Around Soviet Union URS 1 Gold
1952 Summer 30 Helsinki Gymnastics Women's Team Portable Apparatus Soviet Union URS 2 Silver
1952 Summer 30 Helsinki Gymnastics Women's Floor Exercise Soviet Union URS 2 Silver
1952 Summer 30 Helsinki Gymnastics Women's Horse Vault Soviet Union URS 2 Silver
1952 Summer 30 Helsinki Gymnastics Women's Uneven Bars Soviet Union URS 2 Silver
1952 Summer 30 Helsinki Gymnastics Women's Balance Beam Soviet Union URS 2 Silver

Women's Individual All-Around

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1952 Summer 30 Helsinki Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 1 76.78 38.19 38.59

Women's Team All-Around

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank IP
1952 Summer 30 Helsinki Gymnastics Soviet Union URS Final Standings 1 76.78

Women's Team Portable Apparatus

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank PTS
1952 Summer 30 Helsinki Gymnastics Soviet Union URS Final Standings 2 73.00

Women's Floor Exercise

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1952 Summer 30 Helsinki Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 2 19.20 9.50 9.70

Women's Horse Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1952 Summer 30 Helsinki Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 2 19.19 9.63 9.56

Women's Uneven Bars

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1952 Summer 30 Helsinki Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 2 19.26 9.63 9.63

Women's Balance Beam

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1952 Summer 30 Helsinki Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 2 19.13 9.43 9.70