Valentina Rastvorova (left) at the 1960 Olympics
|Birth name||Валентина Ксенофонтовна Растворова
Валентина Ксенофонтівна Растворова
17 July 1933 |
|Height||1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|Weight||60 kg (130 lb)|
Valentyna Ksenofontivna Rastvorova (born 17 July 1933) is a retired Soviet fencer who competed at the 1956, 1960 and 1964 Olympics in the individual and team foil events. She won an individual gold in 1960 and team silver medals in 1960 and 1964. She also won six gold and two silver medals at the world championships of 1956–1967, mostly in the team foil.
In 1956 Rastvorova graduated from the Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth and Tourism. After retiring from competitions she worked as a fencing coach at her club Dynamo Moscow.
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