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Olga Korbut

Full name: Olga Valentinovna Korbut (-Bortkevich, -Voynich)
Original name: Ольга Валентиновна Корбут (-Борткевич, -Войнич)
Nickname(s): The Sparrow from Minsk
Gender: Female
Height: 4-11.5 (152 cm)
Weight: 86 lbs (39 kg)
Born: May 16, 1955 in Hrodna, Hrodna, Belarus
Affiliations: SK VS Hrodna, Hrodna (BLR)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Gymnastics

Medals: 4 Gold, 2 Silver (6 Total)

Biography

Olga Korbut burst onto the world’s gymnastics scene at the 1972 Olympics in Munich, amazing experts with her flexibility and daring moves. A fall on the uneven parallel bars dropped her to seventh overall in the all-around individual. However, she won three gold medals; two individual in the apparatus finals (balance beam and floor exercises), and one with the Soviet all-around team. Korbut never defeated her teammate, Lyudmila Turishcheva, but she was the darling of the fans and the media for her courage to try new moves, and her willing smile. She later won the 1973 World University Games all-around title, and was second at the 1973 Europeans and 1974 World Championships in all-around. She competed at the 1976 Olympics, winning a gold medal in the team event and a silver on the balance beam. Korbut retired from competition in 1977 and has now settled in Atlanta, Georgia.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 17 München Gymnastics Women's Individual All-Around Soviet Union URS 7
1972 Summer 17 München Gymnastics Women's Team All-Around Soviet Union URS 1 Gold
1972 Summer 17 München Gymnastics Women's Floor Exercise Soviet Union URS 1 Gold
1972 Summer 17 München Gymnastics Women's Horse Vault Soviet Union URS 5
1972 Summer 17 München Gymnastics Women's Uneven Bars Soviet Union URS 2T Silver
1972 Summer 17 München Gymnastics Women's Balance Beam Soviet Union URS 1 Gold
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Gymnastics Women's Individual All-Around Soviet Union URS 5
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Gymnastics Women's Team All-Around Soviet Union URS 1 Gold
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Gymnastics Women's Floor Exercise Soviet Union URS 17T QR
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Gymnastics Women's Horse Vault Soviet Union URS 7 QR
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Gymnastics Women's Uneven Bars Soviet Union URS 5
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Gymnastics Women's Balance Beam Soviet Union URS 2 Silver

Women's Individual All-Around

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS QP FP CEP OEP
1972 Summer 17 München Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 7 75.100
1972 Summer 17 München Gymnastics Soviet Union Final 7 75.100 38.350 36.75
1972 Summer 17 München Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Floor Exercise 2 9.80
1972 Summer 17 München Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Horse Vault 2T 9.65
1972 Summer 17 München Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Uneven Bars 35 7.50
1972 Summer 17 München Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Balance Beam 1 9.80
1972 Summer 17 München Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying 3 QU 76.70 37.90 38.80
1972 Summer 17 München Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying Floor Exercise 2 QU 19.35 9.60 9.75
1972 Summer 17 München Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying Horse Vault 4T QU 19.05 9.45 9.60
1972 Summer 17 München Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying Uneven Bars 2T QU 19.30 9.60 9.70
1972 Summer 17 München Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying Balance Beam 2 QU 19.00 9.25 9.75
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 5 78.025
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Gymnastics Soviet Union Final 5 78.025 39.05 38.975
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Floor Exercise 4 9.85
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Horse Vault 6T 9.80
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Uneven Bars 2T 9.90
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Balance Beam 8T 9.50
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying 5 QU 77.95 38.80 39.15
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying Floor Exercise 17T 19.05 9.35 9.70
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying Horse Vault 7 19.45 9.75 9.70
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying Uneven Bars 2T QU 19.80 9.90 9.90
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying Balance Beam 2 QU 19.65 9.80 9.85

Women's Team All-Around

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1972 Summer 17 München Gymnastics Soviet Union URS Final Standings 1
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Gymnastics Soviet Union URS Final Standings 1

Women's Floor Exercise

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS QP FP
1972 Summer 17 München Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 1 19.575
1972 Summer 17 München Gymnastics Soviet Union Final 1 19.575 9.675 9.90
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 17T QR

Women's Horse Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS QP FP
1972 Summer 17 München Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 5 19.175
1972 Summer 17 München Gymnastics Soviet Union Final 5 19.175 9.525 9.65
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 7 QR

Women's Uneven Bars

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS QP FP
1972 Summer 17 München Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 2T 19.450
1972 Summer 17 München Gymnastics Soviet Union Final 2T 19.450 9.650 9.80
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 5 19.300
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Gymnastics Soviet Union Final 5 19.300 9.900 9.40

Women's Balance Beam

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS QP FP
1972 Summer 17 München Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 1 19.400
1972 Summer 17 München Gymnastics Soviet Union Final 1 19.400 9.500 9.90
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 2 19.725
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Gymnastics Soviet Union Final 2 19.725 9.825 9.90
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