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Lidia Ivanova
L kalinina
Ivanova at the 1956 Olympic Games

Full name

Lidia Gavrilovna Ivanova

Country represented

Flag of the Soviet Union USSR

Born

January 27 1937 (1937-01-27) (age 80)
Moscow, Moscow Oblast, Russian SFSR, USSR

Club

Dynamo

Coach(es)

Aleksandr Aleksandrov

Current status

Retired

Lidia Gavrilovna Ivanova (Russian: Лидия Гавриловна Иванова), sometimes known as Lidia Ivanova Kalinin, born January 27, 1937, in Moscow, is a retired Soviet gymnast. She began gymnastics in the 4th grade and initially was coached by Boris Dankevich. She attained the Master of Sport rank at age 14, after becoming the champion of Moscow. In 1955, Lidia was invited to train at Dynamo sport club with Aleksei Aleksandrov; she also joined the national team that same year. She married 1956 Olympic soccer champion Valentin Ivanov, and the couple had two children (son Valentin was born in 1961 and daughter Olga was born in 1964). Lidia retired in 1964 due to an elbow injury. She has worked as a coach and a judge since then, and has judged at six Olympics. She also does commentary for Russian television.

Medal Count

Year Event TF PA AA VT UB BB FX
1956Melbourne Olympic Games1st3rd
1957USSR Championships1st5
1958Moscow World Championships1st1st
USSR Championships2nd1st
1959USSR Championships1st3rd2nd
1960Rome Olympic Games1st
1962Prague World Championships1st

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