Gymnasts

Gymnasts are the individuals who are trained in the sport of gymnastics and engage in competitive events at the regional, national or international level. Gymnastics are the physical exercises that involve the display of physical strength, agility, flexibility, coordination and balance. Gymnastics are performed using specialized equipment and apparatus such as bars, rings, vault and balance beams, rings, etc. The modern day gymnastics has its origins in ancient Greece where young men were trained for war through muscle-building exercises like wrestling, boxing, jumping, and running. The sports evolved with time and today it is performed by men as well as women. The Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG) is the body that governs all of the international competitive gymnastic sports. The most popular discipline of gymnastics is artistic gymnastics which is a popular spectator sport at the Summer Olympic Games. Women’s events primarily include balance beam, uneven bars, floor exercise, and vault while men’s events include pommel horse, floor exercise, still rings, parallel bars and high bar. Other gymnastic disciplines include rhythmic gymnastics, tumbling, aerobic gymnastics, and team gymnastics. Browse this section know about the famous gymnasts from all over the world.
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 1 Simone Biles

Simone Biles.
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Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: March 14, 1997
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States

Simone Biles is an artistic gymnast. Having won a combined total of 30 World Championship and Olympic medals, Biles is the world's third-most decorated gymnast and the most decorated in America. Regarded as the greatest gymnast of all time by some, Simone Biles continues to inspire several aspiring gymnasts around the world, especially gymnasts from the black community.

 2 Aly Raisman

Aly Raisman.
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Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: May 25, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Needham, Massachusetts, United States
With six Olympic medals, including gold medals won at the 2012 London Olympics and the 2016 Rio Olympics, gymnast Aly Raisman is the second-most-decorated Olympic gymnast in the U.S. She was one of many who accused Olympic team physician Larry Nassar of sexual abuse, leading to his conviction.

 3 Gabby Douglas

Gabby Douglas.
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Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: December 31, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Newport News, Virginia, United States

Retired artistic gymnast Gabby Douglas became an all-around Olympic champion in 2012, becoming the first African-American to achieve the feat. She is also the first American to win gold in both the individual and team competitions at the same Olympic event. She inspired the biopic The Gabby Douglas Story.

 4 McKayla Maroney

McKayla Maroney .
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Famous As: Artistic Gymnast, Television Actor
Birthdate: December 9, 1995
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States
Former U.S. gymnast McKayla Maroney soared to fame after winning the gold medal and an individual silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics. A picture of her "not impressed" expression went viral as an internet meme. She was one of the gymnasts who accused doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse.

 5 Laurie Hernandez

Laurie Hernandez.
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Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: June 9, 2000
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Old Bridge Township, New Jersey, United States

 6 Nastia Liukin

Nastia Liukin.
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Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: October 30, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Moscow
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 7 Mary Lou Retton

Mary Lou Retton
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Famous As: Artistic gymnast
Birthdate: January 24, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Fairmont
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 8 Dominique Moceanu

Dominique Moceanu
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Famous As: Artistic gymnast
Birthdate: September 30, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
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 9 Aliya Mustafina

Aliya Mustafina
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Famous As: Artistic gymnast
Birthdate: September 30, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Yegoryevsk, Russia

 10 Shannon Miller

Shannon Miller
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Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: March 10, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rolla, Missouri, United States
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 11 Alicia Sacramone

Alicia Sacramone
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Famous As: Artistic gymnast
Birthdate: December 3, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Boston

 12 Olga Korbut

Olga Korbut.
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Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: May 16, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Grodno

Olga Korbut is a former gymnast who represented the Soviet Union in two Olympic Games, winning four gold medals and two silver medals. Nicknamed the Sparrow from Minsk, Korbut also participated in the 18th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships where she won two gold medals and four silver medals. In 1988, she was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame. 

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 13 Dominique Dawes

Dominique Dawes
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Famous As: Artistic gymnast
Birthdate: November 20, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Silver Spring, Maryland

 14 Oksana Chusovitina

Oksana Chusovitina
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Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: June 19, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bukhara, Uzbek SSR, USSR
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 15 Nadia Comaneci

Nadia Comaneci.
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Famous As: Olympic Champion Gymnast
Birthdate: November 12, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Onești

Nadia Comaneci is a Romanian former gymnast. One of the best-known gymnasts in the world, Comaneci has five Olympic gold medals under her belt. Credited with popularizing gymnastics around the world, Nadia Comaneci was honored by the Laureus World Sports Academy by including her in their Athletes of the 20th Century list in 2000.

 16 Amy Jo Johnson

Amy Jo Johnson
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 6, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dennis, Massachusetts, United States
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 17 Shawn Johnson

Shawn Johnson.
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Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: January 19, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Des Moines

 18 Katelyn Ohashi

Katelyn Ohashi.
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Famous As: Artistic Gymnast
Birthdate: April 12, 1997
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington
Artistic gymnast Katelyn Ohashi is a six-time All-American and a four-time USA Gymnastics' Junior National Team member. She won the 2011 Junior National Championship and the 2013 American Cup. A video of her perfect 10-winning routine at the 2019 Collegiate Challenge went viral on the internet, gaining her international fame.
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 19 Svetlana Khorkina

Svetlana Khorkina
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Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: January 19, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Belgorod, Russia

 20 Larisa Latynina

Larisa Latynina
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Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: December 27, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kherson, Ukraine
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 21 Dana Brooke

Dana Brooke
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: November 29, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Seven Hills, Ohio, United States

 22 Bela Karolyi

Bela Karolyi
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Famous As: Coach
Birthdate: September 13, 1942
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kolozsvár, Kingdom of Hungary (1920–46) Kingdom of Hungary (now Cluj-Napoca, Romania)

 23 Carly Patterson

Carly Patterson.
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Famous As: Singer, Former Artistic Gymnast
Birthdate: February 4, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

 24 Paris Berelc

Paris Berelc.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 29, 1998
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Paris Berelc is an American model and actress who successfully transitioned from being a teen star to an actress. Three years after gracing the cover page of American Girl magazine, Berelc's parents decided to move to Los Angeles, which helped her establish a career in acting. Paris Berelc has not looked back since moving to Los Angeles. 

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 25 Kacy Catanzaro

Kacy Catanzaro.
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Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: January 14, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Glen Ridge, New Jersey, United States

 26 Isidora Goreshter

Isidora Goreshter.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 24, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States
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 27 Věra Čáslavská

Věra Čáslavská
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Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: May 3, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Died: August 30, 2016

 28 Kerri Strug

Kerri Strug.
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Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: November 19, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tucson, Arizona, United States
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 29 Nellie Kim

Nellie Kim
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Famous As: Artistic gymnast
Birthdate: July 29, 1957
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Shurab, Tajikistan

 30 Danell Leyva

Danell Leyva
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Famous As: Artistic gymnast
Birthdate: October 30, 1991
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cardenas, Cuba

 31 Kyla Ross

Kyla Ross
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Famous As: Artistic gymnast
Birthdate: October 24, 1996
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Honolulu

 32 Ariana Berlin

Ariana Berlin.
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Famous As: Former College Gymnast, Dancer
Birthdate: October 29, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Diego, California
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 33 Jordyn Wieber

Jordyn Wieber
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Famous As: Artistic gymnast
Birthdate: July 12, 1995
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: DeWitt

 34 Madison Kocian

Madison Kocian.
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Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: June 15, 1997
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
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 35 Svetlana Boginskaya

Svetlana Boginskaya.
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Famous As: Olympic athlete
Birthdate: February 9, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Minsk

Known as the Belarusian Swan, Svetlana Boginskaya started off as a figure skater before moving on to gymnastics at age 6. By 14, she was part of the Soviet national gymnastics team. The three-time Olympic champion is now settled in Texas and owns businesses that provide gymnastics camps and apparel.

 36 Alina Kabaeva

Alina Kabaeva
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 12, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tashkent, Uzbekistan
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 37 Vitaly Scherbo

Vitaly Scherbo
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Famous As: Artistic gymnast
Birthdate: January 13, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus

 38 Bart Conner

Bart Conner
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Famous As: Artistic gymnast
Birthdate: March 28, 1958
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago

 39 Ludmilla Tourischeva

Ludmilla Tourischeva
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Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: October 7, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Grozny, Russia

 40 Ragan Smith

Ragan Smith.
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Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: August 8, 2000
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Snellville, Georgia

 41 Louis Smith

Louis Smith
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Famous As: artistic gymnast
Birthdate: April 22, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Peterborough

 42 Nile Wilson

Nile Wilson.
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Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: January 17, 1996
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Leeds, West Yorkshire, England

 43 Beth Tweddle

Beth Tweddle.
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Famous As: Former British Gymnast
Birthdate: April 1, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Johannesburg

 44 Verona van de Leur

Verona van de Leur
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Famous As: Artistic gymnast
Birthdate: December 27, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gouda, The Netherlands

 45 He Kexin

He Kexin
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Famous As: Artistic gymnast
Birthdate: January 1, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Beijing, China

 46 Margarita Mamun

Margarita Mamun
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Famous As: Rhythmic gymnast
Birthdate: November 1, 1995
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 47 Regina Weber

Regina Weber
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Famous As: Rhythmic gymnast
Birthdate: April 12, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Winsen, Germany

 48 Aurelia Dobre

Aurelia Dobre.
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Famous As: Olympic Athlete
Birthdate: November 16, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bucharest

Aurelia Dobre is a Romanian former artistic gymnast who won three gold medals at the 24th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in 1987. In the same World Championships, she won two bronze medals. In 1988, she helped her team win the silver medal at the Summer Olympics. In 2016, she was made an inductee of the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame.

 49 Cătălina Ponor

Cătălina Ponor
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Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: August 20, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Constanța, Romania

 50 Agnes Keleti

Agnes Keleti
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Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: January 9, 1921
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
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