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Larisa Latynina: Phelps’ Predecessor Won Gold While Pregnant

Larisa Latynina, the Russian gymnast who was the Olympian for Michael Phelps to beat this year, was so passionate about her sport–and competing for a medal–that she did it while four months pregnant. Latynina, a former ballerina, was forced to give up dance at the age of twelve when her dance studio closed down. She’d only been dancing for a …

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