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Olga Korbut

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Birthday
16, 1955
Birthplace
Grodno, Belarus
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
16, 1955 (age 67)
Birthplace
Grodno, Belarus

About

Soviet gymnast who won Olympic gold medals at the 1972 Munich and the 1976 Montreal Olympic games, for the Team, Balance Beam, and Floor Exercise events. She is also the first woman to ever complete a backward release on bars.

Before Fame

Her first trainer was the Olympic gold medalist Elena Volchetskaya.

Trivia

She won four gold medals and two silver medals for gymnastics in the Olympics. She finished fifth at her first competition in the 1969 USSR as a 14-year old.

Family Life

Her son, Richard, was born in 1979. She was married to Leonid Bortkevich from 1978 to 2000.

Associated With

She and Amanda Borden are both gymnasts who went on to win Olympic gold medals.