Valentina Rastvorova

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Valentina Rastvorova
Valentina Rastvorova, Heidi Schmid, Maria Vicol 1960.jpg
Valentina Rastvorova (left) at the 1960 Olympics
Personal information
Birth name Валентина Ксенофонтовна Растворова
Валентина Ксенофонтівна Растворова
Born (1933-07-17) 17 July 1933 (age 83)
Odessa, Ukraine
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 60 kg (130 lb)
Sport Fencing
Club Dynamo Moscow

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


The Soviet foil team at the 1960 Olympics, Rastvorova is on the left.