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Tetiana Hutsu

Full name: Tetiana Kostiantynivna Hutsu
Original name: Тетяна Костянтинівна Гуцу
Other name(s): Tatyana Konstantinovna Gutsu, Татьяна Константиновна Гуцу
Nickname(s): The Painted Bird of Odessa
Gender: Female
Born: September 5, 1976 in Odessa, Odessa, Ukraine
Affiliations: VS Odessa, Odessa (UKR)
Country: EUN Unified Team
Sport: Gymnastics

Medals: 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (4 Total)

Biography

Born into a Ukrainian family of Moldovan descent, Tetiana Hutsu first started in gymnastics at age of six and became a member of the Soviet national team in 1988. Her first major international competition was the 1991 World Championships, where she won the team title and added silvers in the uneven bars and balance beam. In early 1992, Hutsu won the all-around, vault, and balance beam titles at the European Championships and established herself as one of the favorites for the Olympic all-around title. But at the Olympic preliminaries, Hutsu fell from the balance beam, qualifying ninth in all-around. As only three competitors from each country were allowed in the final, and because of Hutsu's fall, three other competitors from the Unified Team had already placed higher, so Hutsu did not qualify. But the team coaches felt that Hutsu had a better chance of bringing home all-around gold than her teammates Svetlana Boginskaya and Roza Galiyeva. They decided to keep Boginskaya, as she was too famous and there would be a scandal, so they told Galiyeva to forfeit her place in the final so that Hutsu could compete. Galiyeva was forced to claim a severe knee injury, which was "verified" by the team physician. So Hutsu went onto the final, where she won a gold .012 points ahead of American Shannon Miller. Hutsu retired from sports due to injuries shortly after the 1992 Olympics. After her retirement, Hutsu moved to the United States and settled in Ohio, where she coaches gymnastics. After gaining US citizenship in 2002, Hutsu tried a comeback to compete at the 2003 World Championships for her new country, but without success.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 15 Barcelona Gymnastics Women's Individual All-Around Unified Team EUN 1 Gold
1992 Summer 15 Barcelona Gymnastics Women's Team All-Around Unified Team EUN 1 Gold
1992 Summer 15 Barcelona Gymnastics Women's Floor Exercise Unified Team EUN 3T Bronze
1992 Summer 15 Barcelona Gymnastics Women's Horse Vault Unified Team EUN 9T QR
1992 Summer 15 Barcelona Gymnastics Women's Uneven Bars Unified Team EUN 2 Silver
1992 Summer 15 Barcelona Gymnastics Women's Balance Beam Unified Team EUN 37T QR

Women's Individual All-Around

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1992 Summer 15 Barcelona Gymnastics Unified Team Final Standings 1 39.737
1992 Summer 15 Barcelona Gymnastics Unified Team Final 1 39.737
1992 Summer 15 Barcelona Gymnastics Unified Team Final Floor Exercise 5T 9.950
1992 Summer 15 Barcelona Gymnastics Unified Team Final Horse Vault 2T 9.912
1992 Summer 15 Barcelona Gymnastics Unified Team Final Uneven Bars 3 9.925
1992 Summer 15 Barcelona Gymnastics Unified Team Final Balance Beam 1 9.950
1992 Summer 15 Barcelona Gymnastics Unified Team Qualifying 9 QC 78.848 39.586 39.262
1992 Summer 15 Barcelona Gymnastics Unified Team Qualifying Floor Exercise 5T QU 19.850 9.925 9.925
1992 Summer 15 Barcelona Gymnastics Unified Team Qualifying Horse Vault 9T 19.787 9.837 9.950
1992 Summer 15 Barcelona Gymnastics Unified Team Qualifying Uneven Bars 1 QU 19.899 9.937 9.962
1992 Summer 15 Barcelona Gymnastics Unified Team Qualifying Balance Beam 37T 19.312 9.887 9.425

Women's Team All-Around

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1992 Summer 15 Barcelona Gymnastics Unified Team EUN Final Standings 1

Women's Floor Exercise

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank FP QOP
1992 Summer 15 Barcelona Gymnastics Unified Team Final Standings 3T 9.912
1992 Summer 15 Barcelona Gymnastics Unified Team Final 3T 9.912 9.925

Women's Horse Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1992 Summer 15 Barcelona Gymnastics Unified Team Final Standings 9T QR

Women's Uneven Bars

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank FP QOP
1992 Summer 15 Barcelona Gymnastics Unified Team Final Standings 2 9.975
1992 Summer 15 Barcelona Gymnastics Unified Team Final 2 9.975 9.962

Women's Balance Beam

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1992 Summer 15 Barcelona Gymnastics Unified Team Final Standings 37T QR
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