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Svetlana Boginskaya

Full name: Svetlana Leonidovna Boginskaya
Original name: Светлана Леонидовна Богинская
Nickname(s): The Belarussian Swan
Gender: Female
Height: 5-1.5 (157 cm)
Weight: 97 lbs (44 kg)
Born: February 9, 1973 in Minsk, Minsk, Belarus
Affiliations: Trudovye Rezervy Minsk, Minsk (BLR)
Country: URS Soviet Union, EUN Unified Team, BLR Belarus
Sport: Gymnastics

Medals: 3 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (5 Total)

Biography

Svetlana Boginskaya, or The Belorussian Swan, as she was known, because of her height, balletic grace, and long lines, was especially renowned for the drama and artistry she displayed on floor exercise. Boginskaya did some figure skating before taking up gymnastics at the age of six and she made it to the Soviet national gymnastics team at the age of 14. At her first international tournament, the 1987 World Championships, Boginskaya won bronze on balance beam and silver in team event. At the 1988 Olympics she won four medals, golds in vault and team event, silver in the floor exercise and bronze at individual all-around. In 1989, Boginskaya won the European individual all-around, vault and floor exercise titles and later that year won three more golds at the World Championships, this time in individual all-around, floor exercise and team events. In 1990, Boginskaya became only the third woman to sweep the European Championships (after Věra Čáslavská of Czechoslovakia in 1965 and 1967, and fellow Soviet Lyudmila Turishcheva in 1973), winning the gold medal in all five individual events. In 1990, Boginskaya also won the World Cup in floor exercise. In 1991, Boginskaya won the World balance beam and team event titles and individual all-around silver. In 1992, she won the European balance beam title and World Championships vault silver and was selected to Unified Team's 1992 Olympic team, where she won her third Olympic gold in team event.

Boginskaya retired from gymnastics after the 1992 Olympics, but decided to make a comeback in 1995, saying she was inspired by Katarina Witt, who had made a memorable comeback at the 1994 Winter Olympics. Boginskaya won individual all-around silver at the 1995 European Championships and competed at the 1996 Olympics, where she led the Belarus team to sixth place and competed in the all-around and vault finals, before retiring from gymnastics for good again. Boginskaya was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 2005, and she currently lives in Houston, Texas, where she runs two businesses, an online gymnastics apparel retailer and a summer camp for gymnastics students.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 15 Seoul Gymnastics Women's Individual All-Around Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze
1988 Summer 15 Seoul Gymnastics Women's Team All-Around Soviet Union URS 1 Gold
1988 Summer 15 Seoul Gymnastics Women's Floor Exercise Soviet Union URS 2 Silver
1988 Summer 15 Seoul Gymnastics Women's Horse Vault Soviet Union URS 1 Gold
1988 Summer 15 Seoul Gymnastics Women's Uneven Bars Soviet Union URS 5
1988 Summer 15 Seoul Gymnastics Women's Balance Beam Soviet Union URS 5
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Gymnastics Women's Individual All-Around Unified Team EUN 5
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Gymnastics Women's Team All-Around Unified Team EUN 1 Gold
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Gymnastics Women's Floor Exercise Unified Team EUN 1T QR QU/DNC
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Gymnastics Women's Horse Vault Unified Team EUN 4
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Gymnastics Women's Uneven Bars Unified Team EUN 10T QR
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Gymnastics Women's Balance Beam Unified Team EUN 5
1996 Summer 23 Atlanta Gymnastics Women's Individual All-Around Belarus BLR 14
1996 Summer 23 Atlanta Gymnastics Women's Team All-Around Belarus BLR 6
1996 Summer 23 Atlanta Gymnastics Women's Floor Exercise Belarus BLR 24T QR
1996 Summer 23 Atlanta Gymnastics Women's Horse Vault Belarus BLR 5
1996 Summer 23 Atlanta Gymnastics Women's Uneven Bars Belarus BLR 64 QR
1996 Summer 23 Atlanta Gymnastics Women's Balance Beam Belarus BLR 27 QR

Women's Individual All-Around

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS QP FP CEP OEP
1988 Summer 15 Seoul Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 3 79.400
1988 Summer 15 Seoul Gymnastics Soviet Union Final 3 79.400 39.700 39.700
1988 Summer 15 Seoul Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Floor Exercise 5T 9.900
1988 Summer 15 Seoul Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Horse Vault 2T 9.950
1988 Summer 15 Seoul Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Uneven Bars 3 9.950
1988 Summer 15 Seoul Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Balance Beam 3T 9.900
1988 Summer 15 Seoul Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying 3 QU 79.400 39.625 39.775
1988 Summer 15 Seoul Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying Floor Exercise 4 QU 19.825 9.900 9.925
1988 Summer 15 Seoul Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying Horse Vault 2 QU 19.875 9.900 9.975
1988 Summer 15 Seoul Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying Uneven Bars 5T QU 19.825 9.925 9.900
1988 Summer 15 Seoul Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying Balance Beam 1T QU 19.875 9.900 9.975
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Gymnastics Unified Team Final Standings 5 39.673
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Gymnastics Unified Team Final 5 39.673
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Gymnastics Unified Team Final Floor Exercise 3T 9.962
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Gymnastics Unified Team Final Horse Vault 2T 9.912
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Gymnastics Unified Team Final Uneven Bars 4T 9.912
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Gymnastics Unified Team Final Balance Beam 7T 9.887
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Gymnastics Unified Team Qualifying 2 QU 79.287 39.625 39.662
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Gymnastics Unified Team Qualifying Floor Exercise 1T QU/DNC 19.900 9.975 9.925
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Gymnastics Unified Team Qualifying Horse Vault 8 QU 19.800 9.850 9.950
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Gymnastics Unified Team Qualifying Uneven Bars 10T 19.787 9.925 9.862
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Gymnastics Unified Team Qualifying Balance Beam 2 QU 19.800 9.875 9.925
1996 Summer 23 Atlanta Gymnastics Belarus Final Standings 14 38.499
1996 Summer 23 Atlanta Gymnastics Belarus Final 14 38.499
1996 Summer 23 Atlanta Gymnastics Belarus Final Floor Exercise 17T 9.600
1996 Summer 23 Atlanta Gymnastics Belarus Final Horse Vault 11T 9.687
1996 Summer 23 Atlanta Gymnastics Belarus Final Uneven Bars 15T 9.675
1996 Summer 23 Atlanta Gymnastics Belarus Final Balance Beam 21 9.537
1996 Summer 23 Atlanta Gymnastics Belarus Qualifying 25 QU 76.223 38.311 37.912
1996 Summer 23 Atlanta Gymnastics Belarus Qualifying Floor Exercise 24T 19.312 9.737 9.575
1996 Summer 23 Atlanta Gymnastics Belarus Qualifying Horse Vault 9 QC 19.474 9.737 9.737
1996 Summer 23 Atlanta Gymnastics Belarus Qualifying Uneven Bars 64 18.587 9.412 9.175
1996 Summer 23 Atlanta Gymnastics Belarus Qualifying Balance Beam 27 18.850 9.425 9.425

Women's Team All-Around

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1988 Summer 15 Seoul Gymnastics Soviet Union URS Final Standings 1
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Gymnastics Unified Team EUN Final Standings 1
1996 Summer 23 Atlanta Gymnastics Belarus BLR Final Standings 6

Women's Floor Exercise

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS QP FP
1988 Summer 15 Seoul Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 2 19.887
1988 Summer 15 Seoul Gymnastics Soviet Union Final 2 19.887 9.912 9.975
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Gymnastics Unified Team Final Standings 1T QR QU/DNC
1996 Summer 23 Atlanta Gymnastics Belarus Final Standings 24T QR

Women's Horse Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS QP FP QOP FJ1P FJ2P
1988 Summer 15 Seoul Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 1 19.905
1988 Summer 15 Seoul Gymnastics Soviet Union Final 1 19.905 9.937 9.968
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Gymnastics Unified Team Final Standings 4 9.899
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Gymnastics Unified Team Final 4 9.899 9.950 9.937 9.862
1996 Summer 23 Atlanta Gymnastics Belarus Final Standings 5 9.712
1996 Summer 23 Atlanta Gymnastics Belarus Final 5 9.712 9.800 9.625

Women's Uneven Bars

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS QP FP
1988 Summer 15 Seoul Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 5 19.899
1988 Summer 15 Seoul Gymnastics Soviet Union Final 5 19.899 9.912 9.987
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Gymnastics Unified Team Final Standings 10T QR
1996 Summer 23 Atlanta Gymnastics Belarus Final Standings 64 QR

Women's Balance Beam

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS QP FP QOP
1988 Summer 15 Seoul Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 5 19.787
1988 Summer 15 Seoul Gymnastics Soviet Union Final 5 19.787 9.850 9.937
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Gymnastics Unified Team Final Standings 5 9.862
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Gymnastics Unified Team Final 5 9.862 9.925
1996 Summer 23 Atlanta Gymnastics Belarus Final Standings 27 QR
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