Valentina Rastvorova

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Valentina Rastvorova
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Valentina Rastvorova at the 1960 Olympics
Personal information
Birth nameВалентина Ксенофонтовна Растворова
Валентина Ксенофонтівна Растворова
Born(1933-07-17)17 July 1933
Odessa, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Died24 August 2018(2018-08-24) (aged 85)
Height1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight60 kg (132 lb)
ClubDynamo Moscow

Valentyna Ksenofontivna Rastvorova (17 July 1933 – 24 August 2018) was a Soviet fencer who competed at the 1956, 1960 and 1964 Olympics in the individual and team foil events. She won a team gold and individual silver medals in 1960, and team silver medal in 1964.[1] She also won six gold and two silver medals at the world championships of 1956–1967, mostly in the team foil.[2]

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.[2]

She was married to Boris Grishin, an Olympic water polo player. Their son, Yevgeny Grishin, is an Olympic champion in water polo.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Valentina Rastvorova".
  2. ^ a b Растворова Валентина Ксенофонтовна. Great Soviet Encyclopedia