Mariia Kondratevna Gorokhovskaia

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Gorokhovskaia, Mariia Kondrat’evna


Born Oct. 17, 1921, in Evpatoriia. Soviet athlete, Honored Master of Sports (1952), international sports judge (1964), teacher.

Gorokhovskaia was overall Olympic champion (1951–52) and world champion (1954) of athletic gymnastics. She was overall USSR champion (1951–52) and many times USSR champion (1948–54) of various forms of gymnastics in all-around combined tournaments. She was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labor.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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