Games & medals

Games Results Sport Event
Montreal 1976
Games Results Sport Event
Montreal 1976
#5 Gymnastics Individual All-Around
#1
Gymnastics Team All-Around
#=17 QR Gymnastics Floor Exercise
#7 QR Gymnastics Horse Vault
#5 Gymnastics Uneven Bars
#2
Gymnastics Balance Beam
Munich 1972
Games Results Sport Event
Munich 1972
#7 Gymnastics Individual All-Around
#1
Gymnastics Team All-Around
#1
Gymnastics Floor Exercise
#5 Gymnastics Horse Vault
#=2
Gymnastics Uneven Bars
#1
Gymnastics Balance Beam

The Sparrow from Minsk

Olga KORBUT

Soviet Union
Artistic Gymnastics
Height
152 cm / 5'0''
Weight
39 kg / 85 pounds
Birth date
16 May 1955 Hrodna, Belarus
Gender
Female

Number of medals

6 Olympic medals

Olympic Games

2 Olympic Games

Olga KORBUT biography

Olga Korbut burst onto the world’s gymnastics scene at the 1972 Olympics in Munich, amazing experts with her flexibility and daring moves. A fall on the uneven parallel bars dropped her to seventh overall in the all-around individual. However, she won three gold medals; two individual in the apparatus finals (balance beam and floor exercises), and one with the Soviet all-around team. Korbut never defeated her teammate, Lyudmila Turishcheva, but she was the darling of the fans and the media for her courage to try new moves, and her willing smile. She later won the 1973 Universiade all-around title, and was second at the 1973 Europeans and 1974 World Championships in all-around. She competed at the 1976 Olympics, winning a gold medal in the team event and a silver on the balance beam. Korbut retired from competition in 1977 and has now settled in Atlanta, Georgia.

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