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Games Results Sport Event
Moscow 1980
Games Results Sport Event
Moscow 1980
#5 Gymnastics Individual All-Around
#1
Gymnastics Team All-Around
#=1
Gymnastics Floor Exercise
#=12 QR Gymnastics Horse Vault
#6 Gymnastics Uneven Bars
#=4 QR Gymnastics Balance Beam
Montreal 1976
Games Results Sport Event
Montreal 1976
#2
Gymnastics Individual All-Around
#1
Gymnastics Team All-Around
#1
Gymnastics Floor Exercise
#1
Gymnastics Horse Vault
#6 Gymnastics Uneven Bars
#7 QR Gymnastics Balance Beam

Nelli KIM

Soviet Union
Artistic Gymnastics
Height
152 cm / 5'0''
Weight
47 kg / 103 pounds
Birth date
29 Jul 1957 Shurab, Tajikistan
Gender
Female

Number of medals

6 Olympic medals

Olympic Games

2 Olympic Games

Nelli KIM biography

Nelli Kim was born of a Korean father and a Russian Tatar mother. Blessed with striking good looks, she was the darling of the media who also recognized her exceptional talent as a gymnast. She débuted at the World Championships in 1974 as a 17-year-old, finishing third on the balance beam. At the 1976 Montreal Olympcs, Kim won three gold medals, but is best remembered for scoring a perfect 10.0 in the vault and floor exercise. At the 1980 Olympics, she helped the Soviet Union retain the team championship, and shared first place in the floor exercises. Kim was also impressive at the World Championships at which she won 11 medals between 1974 and 1979. She married international gymnast Vladimir Achasov.

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