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Larisa Petrik

Club  Dynamo Vitebsk
Weight  52 kg
Height  1.63 m
Role  Olympic athlete
Name  Larisa Petrik

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Full name  Larisa Leonidovna Petrik
Born  28 August 1949 (age 66) Dolinsk, Sakhalin, Russia (1949-08-28)
Olympic medals  Gymnastics at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Women's floor

Larisa Leonidovna Petrik (Russian: Лариса Леонидовна Петрик; born 28 August 1949) is a former Soviet gymnast and Olympic champion. Petrik competed at the 1966 World Championships where she shared in the team silver medal (gold went to the Czechoslovaks) and earned an individual bronze medal on the beam. She also competed at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, where she received a gold medal in floor exercise (shared with Věra Čáslavská), a gold medal in team combined exercises, and a bronze medal in balance beam. Her gold medal on floor was very controversial because originally, Čáslavská won outright. After the competition was concluded, Petrik's prelims scores were changed to let her tie with Čáslavská, an action which caused Čáslavská to publicly defy the Soviets who had recently invaded her home country.

Larisa Petrik 1968 Larisa Petrik 2 Soviet Union womens gymnastics balance beam

After marrying the Olympic gymnast Viktor Klimenko she changed her last name to Klimenko (Russian: Клименко). She has two sons: Vladimir and Viktor; Vladimir is a gymnast and Viktor is a ballet dancer.

Larisa Petrik 1968 Larisa Petrik Soviet Union womens gymnastics balance beam

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References

Larisa Petrik Wikipedia


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