Born on 7th October 1952, Ludmilla Ivanovna Tourischeva is a former Russian gymnast, a nine-time Olympic gold medallist.
Ludmilla represented the Soviet Union at the 1968 Summer Olympics, held in Mexico City and won the gold medal with her team and secured 24th position in the Individual all-around event.
At the 1972 Summer Olympics which was held in Munich, Tourischeva, she won two gold medals, each in a team event and individual all-around event. She also won a silver medal for floor exercise and bronze for her performance on Vault.
Ludmilla won her third gold medal in a team event at the 1976 Summer Olympics which was held in Montreal. She won that medal with the Soviet squad.
Secured silver medals on Vault and floor exercise in 1976 Montreal Olympics
In 1998, Ludmilla's name was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame.
She won the World Championship’s all-around gold medal in 1970 (Yugoslavia) and 1974 (Bulgaria)
Won the European Championships in 1971 atOlympic Stadium of Helsinki, the capital of Finland and in 1973 at Rotterdam, Netherlands
She emerged out to be the winner of Artistic Gymnastics World Cup of 1975 which was held in London.
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