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Sofiya Muratova

Full name: Sofiya Ivanovna Muratova (Poduzdova-)
Original name: Софья Ивановна Муратова (Подуздова-)
Gender: Female
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
Weight: 121 lbs (55 kg)
Born: July 13, 1929 in St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia
Died: September 25, 2006 in Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Affiliations: Dynamo Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Gymnastics

Related Olympians: Wife of Valentin Muratov.

Medals: 2 Gold, 2 Silver, 4 Bronze (8 Total)

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 Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Gymnastics Women's Individual All-Around Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Gymnastics Women's Team All-Around Soviet Union URS 1 Gold
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Gymnastics Women's Team Portable Apparatus Soviet Union URS 3T Bronze
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Gymnastics Women's Floor Exercise Soviet Union URS 4T
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Gymnastics Women's Horse Vault Soviet Union URS 5
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Gymnastics Women's Uneven Bars Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Gymnastics Women's Balance Beam Soviet Union URS 10
1960 Summer 31 Roma Gymnastics Women's Individual All-Around Soviet Union URS 2 Silver
1960 Summer 31 Roma Gymnastics Women's Team All-Around Soviet Union URS 1 Gold
1960 Summer 31 Roma Gymnastics Women's Floor Exercise Soviet Union URS 5
1960 Summer 31 Roma Gymnastics Women's Horse Vault Soviet Union URS 2 Silver
1960 Summer 31 Roma Gymnastics Women's Uneven Bars Soviet Union URS 4
1960 Summer 31 Roma Gymnastics Women's Balance Beam Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze

Women's Individual All-Around

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 3 74.466 37.266 37.200
1960 Summer 31 Roma Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 2 76.696 38.165 38.531

Women's Team All-Around

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Gymnastics Soviet Union URS Final Standings 1
1960 Summer 31 Roma Gymnastics Soviet Union URS Final Standings 1

Women's Team Portable Apparatus

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank PTS
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Gymnastics Soviet Union URS Final Standings 3T 74.00

Women's Floor Exercise

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP QP FP
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 4T 18.566 9.300 9.266
1960 Summer 31 Roma Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 5 19.349
1960 Summer 31 Roma Gymnastics Soviet Union Final 5 19.349 9.616 9.733
1960 Summer 31 Roma Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying 4 QU 19.233 9.500 9.733

Women's Horse Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP QP FP
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 5 18.666 9.500 9.166
1960 Summer 31 Roma Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 2 19.049
1960 Summer 31 Roma Gymnastics Soviet Union Final 2 19.049 9.516 9.533
1960 Summer 31 Roma Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying 2 QU 19.032 9.566 9.466

Women's Uneven Bars

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP QP FP
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 3 18.800 9.300 9.500
1960 Summer 31 Roma Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 4 19.382
1960 Summer 31 Roma Gymnastics Soviet Union Final 4 19.382 9.649 9.733
1960 Summer 31 Roma Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying 3 QU 19.299 9.633 9.666

Women's Balance Beam

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP QP FP
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 10 18.433 9.166 9.266
1960 Summer 31 Roma Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 3 19.232
1960 Summer 31 Roma Gymnastics Soviet Union Final 3 19.232 9.566 9.666
1960 Summer 31 Roma Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying 2 QU 19.132 9.466 9.666