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Soviet Union Summer Sports

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Games: 9 summer games in 9 countries
Events: 269 distinct events in 27 sports

Participants: 2,475 (1,872 men and 603 women)
Youngest Participant: Silva Emirzyan (14 years, 51 days), 1980 Summer Games
Oldest Participant: Ivan Kalita (49 years, 197 days), 1976 Summer Games
Most Medals (Athlete): Larysa Latynina (18 medals)

27 Sports

Rk Sport From To Participants Men Women Gold Silver Bronze Total Top Medalist(s)
1 Archery 1972 1988 16 8 8 1 3 3 7 7 athletes with 1 medal
2 Athletics 1952 1988 548 363 185 64 55 74 193 Valeriy Borzov (5 medals)
3 Basketball 1952 1988 103 75 28 4 4 4 12 Sergey Belov and Gennady Volnov (4 medals)
4 Boxing 1952 1988 85 85 0 14 19 18 51 Boris Lagutin (3 medals)
5 Canoeing 1952 1988 96 78 18 29 13 9 51 Lyudmila Khvedosyuk-Pinayeva (4 medals)
6 Cycling 1952 1988 94 90 4 11 4 9 24 4 athletes with 2 medals
7 Diving 1952 1988 59 29 30 4 4 6 14 Vladimir Aleynik (2 medals)
8 Equestrianism 1952 1988 56 52 4 6 5 4 15 Ivan Kizimov (4 medals)
9 Fencing 1952 1988 101 78 23 18 15 16 49 3 athletes with 6 medals
10 Football 1952 1988 95 95 0 2 3 5 4 athletes with 2 medals
11 Gymnastics 1952 1988 82 41 41 72 67 43 182 Larysa Latynina (18 medals)
12 Handball 1972 1988 73 40 33 4 1 1 6 Larysa Karlova and Zinaïda Turchyna (3 medals)
13 Hockey 1980 1988 41 25 16 2 2 32 athletes with 1 medal
14 Judo 1964 1988 28 28 0 5 5 13 23 Shota Chochishvili (2 medals)
15 Modern Pentathlon 1952 1988 19 19 0 5 5 5 15 Pavel Lednyov (7 medals)
16 Rhythmic Gymnastics 1988 1988 2 0 2 1 1 2 Marina Lobach and Oleksandra Tymoshenko (1 medal)
17 Rowing 1952 1988 261 193 68 12 20 10 42 3 athletes with 3 medals
18 Sailing 1952 1988 67 65 2 4 5 3 12 Valentyn Mankin (4 medals)
19 Shooting 1952 1988 85 79 6 17 15 17 49 Vasily Borisov (3 medals)
20 Swimming 1952 1988 192 122 70 12 21 26 59 Halyna Prozumenshchykova-Stepanova (5 medals)
21 Synchronized Swimming 1988 1988 3 0 3
22 Table Tennis 1988 1988 5 2 3
23 Tennis 1988 1988 7 4 3
24 Volleyball 1964 1988 107 51 56 7 4 1 12 Inna Ryskal (4 medals)
25 Water Polo 1952 1988 65 65 0 2 2 3 7 4 athletes with 3 medals
26 Weightlifting 1952 1988 56 56 0 39 21 2 62 Arkady Vorobyov (3 medals)
27 Wrestling 1952 1988 129 129 0 62 31 23 116 Aleksandr Medved and Anatoly Roshchin (3 medals)