Lidiya Ivanova (gymnast)

Lidija Gavrilovna Ivanova, maiden name Kalinina, (Russian Лидия Гавриловна Иванова ( Калинина ), born January 27, 1937 in Moscow ) is a Soviet gymnast, two- time Olympic gold medalist, points judge and trainer. It was already fourteen years old in 1951 Master of Sports and after the Olympic Games in Rome in 1960 Honored Master of Sports of the USSR.

Turn experiences gathered the young Lidija Kalinina in the early school years. Your first prominent coach was Alexei Ivanovich Aleksandrov. He brought them to Dynamo Moscow.

Your first gold medal she won with the team of the Soviet Union under her birth name Kalinina at the Summer Olympic Games in Melbourne in 1956, along with their teammates Polina Astachowa, Ludmila Egorova, Larissa Latynina, Tamara Manina and Sofia Muratowa, see Summer Olympic Games 1956/Turnen. On the fourteen day return ship from Australia they fell in love with the gold medal winner with the football team Valentin Ivanov Kosmitsch. The two married three years later in 1959.

Ivanova repeated the gold medal win with the team at the Olympic Games in Rome in 1960. Teammates were there except Latynina, Muratowa and Astachowa time Margarita Nikolaeva and Tamara Ljuchina.

A year after the Olympic Games in Rome, their son Valentin Ivanov, a later FIFA referee, to the world. 1964 ended with a training camp in Germany a serious knee injury Iwanowas active Turner time; in the same year followed by the birth of his daughter Olga.

As adjudicator Ivanova took part in another Olympic Games: Munich 1972, Montreal 1976, Moscow 1980, Los Angeles 1984, Seoul 1988, Barcelona 1992; also at the World Championships in Ljubljana, Amsterdam, Indianapolis, Paris, London, Madrid and various European championships. She was awarded the Golden Badge of the International Gymnastics Federation Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique. In the period 1982 to 1993, she was a national coach of the Soviet Union or coached the national team of Russia. Today, it occurs at many events on as Sportkommentatorin.

Lidija Gavrilovna Ivanova received a number of other national and international awards for their work.