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Famous Olympic Gymnasts

Gymnastics- Olympic Players Gymnastics is a sport, which demands balance, prowess and understanding of the game. All these things have to be in tandem for a gymnast to be able to perform above par. Some of the gymnasts in the Olympic events over the years have displayed such prowess and skill which have led them to the top.

Both male and female contestants can participate in the Gymnastics section in the Summer Games. Often the gymnasts participate in more than one event to prove their mettle. However, the athletes are divided into various groups based on the age, gender and fitness of the gymnasts.

Gymnastics was officially introduced in the Olympics domain during the year 1972. There are sub categories in the gymnastics like:

  • Floor Exercise
  • Vault
  • Wide Beam
  • Tumbling
  • Rings
  • Parallel Bars
  • Horizontal Bar
  • Pommel Horse
  • Uneven Bars
  • Hoop
  • Rhythm
  • Ball

    The Gymnastics legends have achieved success in their endeavor to display their talents and prowess. Some of them are:

  • Nadia Comaneci - The Romanian gymnast Nadia Elena Comaneci is one of the best players to have participated in the Olympics. The champion had won five gold medals in the gymnastics event in the Summer Games. She was also the first gymnast to score a perfect 10 at the Olympics.
  • Larisa Latynina - This Soviet Union gymnast was an invincible figure at the Olympic gymnastics. He had won 9 gold medals in his three appearances at he Olympics.

    The Greatest Athletes from Gymnastics at the Olympic Games
    RankPlayers NameRepresenting CountryGenderGold MedalSilver MedalBronze MedalTotal Medals
    1Larisa LatyninaSoviet UnionF95418
    2Sawao KatoJapanM83112
    3Nikolai AndrianovSoviet UnionM75315
    4Boris ShakhlinSoviet UnionM74213
    5Věra ČáslavskáCzechoslovakiaF74011
    6Viktor ChukarinSoviet UnionM73111
    7Akinori NakayamaJapanM62210
    7Takashi OnoJapanM54413
    9Vitaly ScherboBelarusM60410
    10Ágnes KeletiHungaryF53210
    11Nadia ComăneciRomaniaF5319
    11Polina AstakhovaSoviet UnionF52310
    13Mitsuo TsukaharaJapanM5139
    14Yukio EndoJapanM5207
    14Alexei NemovRussiaM42612
    16Anton HeidaUSAM5106
    16Nellie KimSoviet UnionF5106
    16Ludmilla TourischevaSoviet UnionF4329
    19Zou KaiChinaM5016
    19Georges MiezSwitzerlandM4318
    19Alexander DityatinSoviet UnionM36110
    22Olga KorbutSoviet UnionF4206
    23Eizo KenmotsuJapanM3339
    24Vladimir ArtemovSoviet UnionM4105
    24Valentin MuratovSoviet UnionM4105
    24Ecaterina SzaboRomaniaF4105
    27Li XiaopengChinaM4015
    27Giorgio ZamporiItalyM4015
    29George EyserUSAM3216
    29Li NingChinaM3216
    29Daniela SilivaÅŸÂ RomaniaF3216
    29Simona AmânarRomaniaF3137
    33Yang WeiChinaM3205
    33Konrad FreyGermanyM3126
    33Alfred SchwarzmannGermanyM3126
    33Leon Å tukeljYugoslaviaM3126