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Larisa dances in the air. She flies like a bird. She lands light on her feet. The crowd cheers!

It was the 1956 Olympics. Larisa Latynina amazed the crowds. She won four gold medals. And she made the world smile.

Larisa was born in Ukraine. At age 11, she started ballet lessons. Then she changed to gymnastics. She practiced every day. And by age 22, she reached the top. 

In 1960, she entered the Rome Olympics. She won 3 gold medals. And in Tokyo 1964, she wo...

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