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 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.

 2 Nastia Liukin

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

 3 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

 4 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. 

 5 Alicia Sacramone

Alicia Sacramone.
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Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: December 3, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

 6 Dominique Moceanu

Dominique Moceanu
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Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: September 30, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States

Gymnast Dominique Moceanu was part of the Magnificent Seven, the women’s team that won the gold at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. After retiring, she has studied management and also penned a book. She also sued her father for misusing her earnings as a gymnast and won the case.

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 7 Dominique Dawes

Dominique Dawes
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Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: November 20, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Silver Spring, Maryland, United States

Known as Awesome Dawesome, Dominique Dawes is a retired star gymnast from the U.S. who was part of the gold-winning team at the Atlanta Olympics. She also became the first African-American to earn an individual Olympic medal, with her bronze. She is also part of the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame.

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 8 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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 9 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

 10 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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 11 Svetlana Khorkina

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

 12 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.

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 13 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.

 14 Shawn Johnson

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

Katelyn Ohashi.
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Famous As: Artistic Gymnast
Birthdate: April 12, 1997
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
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.

 16 Nellie Kim

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

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

 18 Sunisa Lee

Sunisa Lee
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Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: March 9, 2003
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States

 19 Věra Čáslavská

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

 20 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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 21 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. 

 22 Emilie Livingston

Emilie Livingston.
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Famous As: Dancer
Birthdate: December 31, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Etobicoke, Toronto, Canada

Canadian rhythmic gymnast and contortionist Emilie Goldblum (née Livingston), wife of actor Jeff Goldblum, is a three-time national champion and was placed 18th in the 2000 Sydney Olympics. She also won a gold at the 1999 Pan American Games. She has been a body double for Emma Stone and Rihanna.

 23 Kacy Catanzaro

Kacy Catanzaro.
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Famous As: Gymnast, Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: January 4, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Glen Ridge, New Jersey, United States

 24 Kyla Ross

Kyla Ross
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Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: October 24, 1996
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

 25 Jordyn Wieber

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

 26 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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 27 Madison Kocian

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

 28 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
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 29 Jessica Gadirova

Jessica Gadirova
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Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: October 3, 2004
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 30 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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 31 He Kexin

He Kexin
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Famous As: Artistic gymnast
Birthdate: January 1, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Beijing, China

 32 Ludmilla Tourischeva

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

Yelena Shushunova
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Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: May 23, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: August 16, 2018

 34 Beth Tweddle

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

Elena Mukhina
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Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: June 1, 1960
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: December 22, 2006

 36 Magnús Scheving

Magnús Scheving.
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: November 10, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Borgarnes, Iceland

Magnús Scheving is best known as the creator of the BAFTA-winning children’s series Lazy Town, which has its roots in Scheving’s first book and centers around children’s fitness. The Icelandic aerobic gymnastic champion is also a motivational speaker and has previously been a fitness trainer at a school.

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 37 Daniel Webber

Daniel Webber
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 28, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gosford, New South Wales, Australia

 38 Ragan Smith

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

 39 Nile Wilson

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

 40 Claudia Fragapane

Claudia Fragapane
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Famous As: Artistic gymnast
Birthdate: October 24, 1997
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bristol, England, United Kingdom

 41 MyKayla Skinner

MyKayla Skinner
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Famous As: Artistic gymnast
Birthdate: December 9, 1996
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gilbert, Arizona, United States

 42 Isidora Goreshter

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

 43 Márta Károlyi

Márta Károlyi
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Famous As: Gymnastics coach
Birthdate: August 29, 1942
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Odorheiu Secuiesc, Romania

 44 Bart Conner

Bart Conner
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Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: March 28, 1958
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

 45 Vitaly Scherbo

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

 46 Max Whitlock

Max Whitlock
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Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: January 13, 1993
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hemel Hempstead, England

 47 Simona Amânar

Simona Amânar
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Famous As: Artistic gymnast
Birthdate: October 7, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Constanța, Romania

 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 Nicole Gale Anderson

Nicole Gale Anderson.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 29, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rochester, Indiana, United States

 50 Jade Carey

Jade Carey
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Famous As: Artistic gymnast
Birthdate: May 27, 2000
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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