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Svetlana Khorkina

Full name: Svetlana Vasilyevna Khorkina
Original name: Светлана Васильевна Хоркина
Gender: Female
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
Weight: 104 lbs (47 kg)
Born: January 19, 1979 in Belgorod, Belgorod, Russia
Affiliations: FSO Rossiya, Moskva (RUS)
Country: RUS Russia
Sport: Gymnastics

Medals: 2 Gold, 4 Silver, 1 Bronze (7 Total)

Biography

With 47 Olympic, World and European Championships medals, Svetlana Khorkina is considered as the best gymnast of the 1990s and early 2000s. She has also won more medals in major all-around championships than any other male or female gymnast, with 10 (seven gold and three silver). Khorkina is the first gymnast to win three all-around titles at the World Championships, a feat she achieved in 1997, 2001 and 2003. She also won three European all-around titles (1998, 2000, 2002). But her most successful apparatus was the uneven bars, where she won two Olympic titles (1996, 2000), five World titles (1995-97, 1999, 2001) and six European titles in a row (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004). Her other major titles were the World vault title in 2001, European floor exercise title in 1998, European balance beam title in 2000, and two European team titles (2000, 2002). Khorkina won at least one gold medal at every World Championships and Olympic Games between 1995 and 2003. At 1.65 m, Khorkina was unusually tall for her sport, so she had to create a lot of new moves to accommodate her height and exploit her strengths. She has an unprecedented eight moves named after her in the Artistic Gymnastics Code of Points, including at least one on each apparatus and that is more than any other gymnast, male or female.

Khorkina retired from sports after the 2004 Olympics and went into politics. Since December 2004, she has been the vice-president of Russian Gymnastics Federation. From 2005-08, she was a member of the International Federation of Gymnastics Athletes' Commission. She has also been member of the political party United Russia since 2003 and in 2007 was elected to the Russian State Duma (Parliament). She is a deputy chairwoman of the Duma's Youth Affairs Committee. During the 2008 Olympics, Khorkina also worked as a gymnastics commentator for the Russian TV station NTV+ and also works as an ambassador for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, to be held in Sochi, Russia. She has also published two books, first her autobiography ( Somersaults on High Heels , 2008) and the second focuses on fitness and avoiding sport injuries ( Fitness for the Body and Soul , 2009).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1996 Summer 17 Atlanta Gymnastics Women's Individual All-Around Russia RUS 15
1996 Summer 17 Atlanta Gymnastics Women's Team All-Around Russia RUS 2 Silver
1996 Summer 17 Atlanta Gymnastics Women's Floor Exercise Russia RUS 23 QR
1996 Summer 17 Atlanta Gymnastics Women's Horse Vault Russia RUS 16T QR
1996 Summer 17 Atlanta Gymnastics Women's Uneven Bars Russia RUS 1 Gold
1996 Summer 17 Atlanta Gymnastics Women's Balance Beam Russia RUS 6 QR
2000 Summer 21 Sydney Gymnastics Women's Individual All-Around Russia RUS 10
2000 Summer 21 Sydney Gymnastics Women's Team All-Around Russia RUS 2 Silver
2000 Summer 21 Sydney Gymnastics Women's Floor Exercise Russia RUS 2 Silver
2000 Summer 21 Sydney Gymnastics Women's Horse Vault Russia RUS 3 QR QU/DNC
2000 Summer 21 Sydney Gymnastics Women's Uneven Bars Russia RUS 1 Gold
2000 Summer 21 Sydney Gymnastics Women's Balance Beam Russia RUS 12T QR
2004 Summer 25 Athina Gymnastics Women's Individual All-Around Russia RUS 2 Silver
2004 Summer 25 Athina Gymnastics Women's Team All-Around Russia RUS 3 Bronze
2004 Summer 25 Athina Gymnastics Women's Floor Exercise Russia RUS 15T QR
2004 Summer 25 Athina Gymnastics Women's Horse Vault Russia RUS 3T QR
2004 Summer 25 Athina Gymnastics Women's Uneven Bars Russia RUS 8
2004 Summer 25 Athina Gymnastics Women's Balance Beam Russia RUS 27T QR

Women's Individual All-Around

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP J1P J2P
1996 Summer 17 Atlanta Gymnastics Russia Final Standings 15 38.455
1996 Summer 17 Atlanta Gymnastics Russia Final 15 38.455
1996 Summer 17 Atlanta Gymnastics Russia Final Floor Exercise 8T 9.700
1996 Summer 17 Atlanta Gymnastics Russia Final Horse Vault 8T 9.706
1996 Summer 17 Atlanta Gymnastics Russia Final Uneven Bars 30 9.262
1996 Summer 17 Atlanta Gymnastics Russia Final Balance Beam 7T 9.787
1996 Summer 17 Atlanta Gymnastics Russia Qualifying 9 QU 77.648 38.636 39.012
1996 Summer 17 Atlanta Gymnastics Russia Qualifying Floor Exercise 23 19.324 9.662 9.662
1996 Summer 17 Atlanta Gymnastics Russia Qualifying Horse Vault 16T 19.350 9.650 9.700
1996 Summer 17 Atlanta Gymnastics Russia Qualifying Uneven Bars 2T QU 19.662 9.812 9.850
1996 Summer 17 Atlanta Gymnastics Russia Qualifying Balance Beam 6 19.312 9.512 9.800
2000 Summer 21 Sydney Gymnastics Russia Final Standings 10 37.929
2000 Summer 21 Sydney Gymnastics Russia Final 10 37.929
2000 Summer 21 Sydney Gymnastics Russia Final Floor Exercise 1T 9.812
2000 Summer 21 Sydney Gymnastics Russia Final Horse Vault 17 9.343
2000 Summer 21 Sydney Gymnastics Russia Final Uneven Bars 31T 9.012
2000 Summer 21 Sydney Gymnastics Russia Final Balance Beam 2 9.762
2000 Summer 21 Sydney Gymnastics Russia Qualifying 1 QU 39.005
2000 Summer 21 Sydney Gymnastics Russia Qualifying Floor Exercise 2 QU 9.762
2000 Summer 21 Sydney Gymnastics Russia Qualifying Horse Vault 3 QU/DNC 9.731 9.712 9.750
2000 Summer 21 Sydney Gymnastics Russia Qualifying Uneven Bars 1 QU 9.850
2000 Summer 21 Sydney Gymnastics Russia Qualifying Balance Beam 12T 9.662
2004 Summer 25 Athina Gymnastics Russia Final Standings 2 38.211
2004 Summer 25 Athina Gymnastics Russia Final 2 38.211
2004 Summer 25 Athina Gymnastics Russia Final Floor Exercise 5 9.562
2004 Summer 25 Athina Gymnastics Russia Final Horse Vault 1 9.462
2004 Summer 25 Athina Gymnastics Russia Final Uneven Bars 1 9.725
2004 Summer 25 Athina Gymnastics Russia Final Balance Beam 4 9.462
2004 Summer 25 Athina Gymnastics Russia Qualifying 5 QU 37.836
2004 Summer 25 Athina Gymnastics Russia Qualifying Floor Exercise 15T 9.437
2004 Summer 25 Athina Gymnastics Russia Qualifying Horse Vault 3T 9.512
2004 Summer 25 Athina Gymnastics Russia Qualifying Uneven Bars 1 QU 9.750
2004 Summer 25 Athina Gymnastics Russia Qualifying Balance Beam 27T 9.137

Women's Team All-Around

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank PTS
1996 Summer 17 Atlanta Gymnastics Russia RUS Final Standings 2
2000 Summer 21 Sydney Gymnastics Russia RUS Final Standings 2
2000 Summer 21 Sydney Gymnastics Russia RUS Final 2
2000 Summer 21 Sydney Gymnastics Russia RUS Final Total 9 38.261
2000 Summer 21 Sydney Gymnastics Russia RUS Final Floor Exercise 1 9.787
2000 Summer 21 Sydney Gymnastics Russia RUS Final Horse Vault 1 9.762
2000 Summer 21 Sydney Gymnastics Russia RUS Final Uneven Bars 29 non-scoring 9.000
2000 Summer 21 Sydney Gymnastics Russia RUS Final Balance Beam 9 9.712
2000 Summer 21 Sydney Gymnastics Russia RUS Qualifying 1 QU
2004 Summer 25 Athina Gymnastics Russia RUS Final Standings 3
2004 Summer 25 Athina Gymnastics Russia RUS Final 3
2004 Summer 25 Athina Gymnastics Russia RUS Final Total 2 38.062
2004 Summer 25 Athina Gymnastics Russia RUS Final Floor Exercise 5 9.600
2004 Summer 25 Athina Gymnastics Russia RUS Final Horse Vault 10T 9.375
2004 Summer 25 Athina Gymnastics Russia RUS Final Uneven Bars 2 9.650
2004 Summer 25 Athina Gymnastics Russia RUS Final Balance Beam 9T 9.437
2004 Summer 25 Athina Gymnastics Russia RUS Qualifying 4 QU

Women's Floor Exercise

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS FP
1996 Summer 17 Atlanta Gymnastics Russia Final Standings 23 QR
2000 Summer 21 Sydney Gymnastics Russia Final Standings 2 9.812
2000 Summer 21 Sydney Gymnastics Russia Final 2 9.812
2004 Summer 25 Athina Gymnastics Russia Final Standings 15T QR

Women's Horse Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1996 Summer 17 Atlanta Gymnastics Russia Final Standings 16T QR
2000 Summer 21 Sydney Gymnastics Russia Final Standings 3 QR QU/DNC
2004 Summer 25 Athina Gymnastics Russia Final Standings 3T QR

Women's Uneven Bars

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS FP
1996 Summer 17 Atlanta Gymnastics Russia Final Standings 1 9.850
1996 Summer 17 Atlanta Gymnastics Russia Final 1 9.850
2000 Summer 21 Sydney Gymnastics Russia Final Standings 1 9.862
2000 Summer 21 Sydney Gymnastics Russia Final 1 9.862
2004 Summer 25 Athina Gymnastics Russia Final Standings 8 8.925
2004 Summer 25 Athina Gymnastics Russia Final 8 8.925

Women's Balance Beam

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1996 Summer 17 Atlanta Gymnastics Russia Final Standings 6 QR
2000 Summer 21 Sydney Gymnastics Russia Final Standings 12T QR
2004 Summer 25 Athina Gymnastics Russia Final Standings 27T QR