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Ludmilla Savina’s most notable appearance was the 1975 Champions All in which she took 2nd in the AA. This competition is particularly noteworthy in WAG history as it marked the arrival of Nadia Comaneci who took first place. It was Nadia’s first major appearance in a Western country, and her first notable competition as a senior aged gymnast.
Savina has the distinction of being the first Soviet gymnast to do battle with Nadia on the senior circuit. However this wasn’t the first time Savina had faced Nadia. The two had competed against each other as juniors in both 1972 and 1973 alongside other notable prospects such as Nellie Kim. Ludmilla Savina was coached by Lyubov Miromanova who would later become the coach of Svetlana Boginskaya.
Druzhba: 1st-Team, 6th-AA, 2nd-UB, 3rd-BB
Jr. USSR Championships: 4th-AA, 2nd-UB
Jr. URS-HUN Dual Meet: 1st-Team, 3rd-AA
Druzhba: 1st-Team, 6th-AA, 8th-VT
Jr. USSR Championships: 1st-AA, 1st-FX
USSR Cup: 3rd-AA, 1st-UB, 3rd-BB
Riga International: 3rd-AA, 3rd-BB, 3rd-FX
Belarus SSR Spartakiade: 2nd-AA
Champions All: 2nd-AA
USSR Championships: 1st-Team, 4th-UB
USSR Cup: 3rd-AA
URS-PRK Dual Meet: 1st-Team, 1st-AA
Results are taken from Score for Score, The Gymternet, GymnasticGreats, My Meet Scores, Gymn-Forum, the official websites of various national gymnastics federations, newspaper clippings, classic gymnastics magazines, and in some cases, were provided by the gymnasts themselves. An explanation for the meaning of these symbols can be found here.