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Nelli Kim

Full name: Nellya Vladimirovna "Nelli" Kim (-Achasov)
Original name: Нелля Владимировна "Нелли" Ким (-Ачасов)
Gender: Female
Height: 4-11.5 (152 cm)
Weight: 104 lbs (47 kg)
Born: July 29, 1957 in Shurab, Sughd, Tajikistan
Affiliations: Spartak Shymkent, Shymkent (KAZ) / VS Minsk, Minsk (BLR)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Gymnastics

Medals: 5 Gold, 1 Silver (6 Total)

Biography

Nelli Kim was born of a Korean father and a Russian mother. Blessed with striking good looks, she was the darling of the media who also recognized her exceptional talent as a gymnast. She débuted at the World Championships in 1974 as a 17-year-old, finishing third on the balance beam. At the 1976 Montreal Olympcs, Kim won three gold medals, but is best remembered for scoring a perfect 10.0 in the vault and floor exercise. At the 1980 Olympics, she helped the Soviet Union retain the team championship, and shared first place in the floor exercises. Kim was also impressive at the World Championships at which she won 11 medals between 1974 and 1979. She married international gymnast Vladimir Achasov.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Gymnastics Women's Individual All-Around Soviet Union URS 2 Silver
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Gymnastics Women's Team All-Around Soviet Union URS 1 Gold
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Gymnastics Women's Floor Exercise Soviet Union URS 1 Gold
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Gymnastics Women's Horse Vault Soviet Union URS 1 Gold
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Gymnastics Women's Uneven Bars Soviet Union URS 6
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Gymnastics Women's Balance Beam Soviet Union URS 7 QR
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Gymnastics Women's Individual All-Around Soviet Union URS 5
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Gymnastics Women's Team All-Around Soviet Union URS 1 Gold
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Gymnastics Women's Floor Exercise Soviet Union URS 1T Gold
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Gymnastics Women's Horse Vault Soviet Union URS 12T QR
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Gymnastics Women's Uneven Bars Soviet Union URS 6
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Gymnastics Women's Balance Beam Soviet Union URS 4T QR

Women's Individual All-Around

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS QP FP CEP OEP
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 2 78.675
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Gymnastics Soviet Union Final 2 78.675 39.55 39.125
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Floor Exercise 1 9.95
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Horse Vault 1 10.00
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Uneven Bars 2T 9.90
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Balance Beam 4 9.70
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying 2T QU 78.25 38.80 39.45
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying Floor Exercise 2 QU 19.70 9.80 9.90
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying Horse Vault 1 QU 19.70 9.80 9.90
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying Uneven Bars 7T QC 19.65 9.80 9.85
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying Balance Beam 7 19.20 9.40 9.80
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 5 78.425
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Gymnastics Soviet Union Final 5 78.425 39.475 38.95
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Floor Exercise 19 9.45
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Horse Vault 7T 9.70
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Uneven Bars 7T 9.85
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Balance Beam 1 9.95
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying 6 QU 78.95 39.60 39.35
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying Floor Exercise 1T QU 19.85 9.90 9.95
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying Horse Vault 12T 19.65 9.90 9.75
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying Uneven Bars 3T QU 19.75 9.90 9.85
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying Balance Beam 4T 19.70 9.90 9.80

Women's Team All-Around

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Gymnastics Soviet Union URS Final Standings 1
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Gymnastics Soviet Union URS Final Standings 1

Women's Floor Exercise

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS QP FP
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 1 19.850
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Gymnastics Soviet Union Final 1 19.850 9.850 10.00
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 1T 19.875
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Gymnastics Soviet Union Final 1T 19.875 9.925 9.95

Women's Horse Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS QP FP
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 1 19.800
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Gymnastics Soviet Union Final 1 19.800 9.850 9.95
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 12T QR

Women's Uneven Bars

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS QP FP
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 6 19.225
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Gymnastics Soviet Union Final 6 19.225 9.825 9.40
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 6 19.725
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Gymnastics Soviet Union Final 6 19.725 9.875 9.85

Women's Balance Beam

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1976 Summer 18 Montréal Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 7 QR
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 4T QR
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