Male Gymnasts

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

With his mother and stepfather both being national gymnasts from Cuba, Danell Leyva was bound to follow in their footsteps. The Cuban-American gymnast has won 2 silvers and 1 bronze at the Olympics. In 2020, he came out as pansexual and bisexual, hoping it would ease things for other LGBT individuals.

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Mads Mikkelsen
(Danish Actor Known for His Role in Films: 'Pusher', 'Casino Royale' and the Series 'Hannibal')
Mads Mikkelsen
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Birthdate: November 22, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Østerbro, Denmark

Mads Mikkelsen is a Danish actor best known for his portrayal of Le Chiffre in the 2006 spy film Casino Royale, which earned him international recognition. One of the most celebrated and decorated Danish actors of his generation, Mads Mikkelsen has received several prestigious awards such as the Bodil Award, European Film Academy Achievement award, and Cannes Film Festival Award.

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Daniel Webber
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Birthdate: June 28, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gosford, New South Wales, Australia
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Nile Wilson
(Artistic gymnast)
Nile Wilson
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Birthdate: January 17, 1996
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Leeds, West Yorkshire, England

Two-time Commonwealth gold-winning gymnast Nile Wilson is also a World Championship silver medalist and an Olympic bronze medalist. He retired from the sport at age 21. He is also a social-media star, with two popular YouTube channels, where he posts his work-out videos and other life stories.

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Vitaly Scherbo
(Belarusian Former Artistic Gymnast and 4-Time Olympic Bronze Medalist)
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Birthdate: January 13, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus
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Alexei Nemov
(Gymnast)
Alexei Nemov
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Birthdate: May 28, 1976
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tengushevsky District, Russia
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Bart Conner
(Gymnast)
Bart Conner
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Birthdate: March 28, 1958
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

American gymnastics legend Bart Conner is the only male gymnast from his country to have won gold medals at all levels of national and international competition. A 2-time Olympic gold medalist, he also has a journalism degree. He now runs a gymnastics academy with his wife and Romanian Olympic champion Nadia Comaneci.

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Kurt Thomas
(Gymnast)
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Birthdate: March 29, 1956
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States
Died: June 5, 2020

Kurt Thomas was a gymnast who became the first American male gymnast to win a gold medal at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in 1978. He won six medals at the world championship in 1979 and was also the James E. Sullivan Award winner that year. He appeared in the 1985 film Gymkata. 

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

Apart from being a 3-time World champion and a 4-time European champion, Max Whitlock has also earned 6 Olympic medals, 3 of them gold. He also scripted history by becoming the first British artistic gymnast to win an Olympic gold medal. He has been named an MBE, too.

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Kōhei Uchimura
(Artistic gymnast)
Kōhei Uchimura
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Birthdate: January 3, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan
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Louis Smith
(Retired artistic gymnast)
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Birthdate: April 22, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England

With his 2008 Beijing Olympic bronze medal, Louis Smith became the second Black male gymnast to have won the medal. A pommel horse expert, he later won three more Olympic medals. He had ADHD as a child and later also won a choral scholarship but chose to focus on gymnastics instead.

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Sam Mikulak
(Artistic gymnast)
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Birthdate: October 13, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Corona del Mar, California, United States
Gymnast Sam Mikulak became a 3-time Olympian at age 28, proving that age is just a number, even in gymnastics, though he retired without winning a single Olympic medal. He is now a mental-health advocate for athletes. A dog lover, he owns 3 dogs named after How I Met Your Mother characters.
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Valeri Liukin
(Gymnastics coach)
Valeri Liukin
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Birthdate: December 17, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Aktobe, Kazakhstan

Known as Olympic champion Russian-American gymnast Nastia Lukin’s father, Soviet gymnast Valeri Liukin has himself won 2 gold and 2 silver medals at the Olympics. Part of the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame, he became a successful gymnastics coach in the US and also coached the Brazilian national women's gymnastics team.

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Arthur Mariano
(Artistic gymnast)
Arthur Mariano
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Birthdate: September 18, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Campinas, Brazil
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Mitch Gaylord
(Gymnast)
Mitch Gaylord
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Birthdate: March 10, 1961
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Apart from being an Olympic gold medalist, US gymnast Mitch Gaylord also experimented with acting. He scripted history by becoming the first gymnast from the US to score a perfect 10 in the Olympics. He later starred in American Anthem and worked as a stunt double in Batman Forever.

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Yul Moldauer
(Artistic gymnast)
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Birthdate: August 26, 1996
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Born in South Korea, Yul Moldauer was born prematurely and had medical issues. Adopted before turning 1, he grew up on a Colorado farm. Starting his gymnastics training at 10, he later became a star athlete of the University of Oklahoma gymnastics team. He grew to win a World Championship bronze.

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Paul Hunt
(Gymnastics clown)
Paul Hunt
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Birthplace: Illinois, United States

Once a US national champion, gymnast Paul Hunt also made use of his sense of humor, often performing comic-relief routines, dressed in skirts, using pseudonyms such as Paulina and Pauletta. A talented coach, he was forced to shut down his gymnastics academy in Salt Lake City due to COVID-19.

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Liang Chow
(Sports coach, Artistic gymnast)
Liang Chow
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Birthdate: January 1, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Beijing, China

Chinese former artistic gymnast and the owner of Chow’s Gym, Liang Chow has over 30 international gold medals in his kitty. He later moved to the US, where he focused on coaching. He is known for training Olympic gold medalists such as Gabby Douglas and Shawn Johnson.

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David Jacobs
(Trampolinist gymnast)
David Jacobs
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Birthdate: March 2, 1942
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States

American trampoline gymnast David Jacobs first gained attention after winning the synchronized trampoline title at the 1966 Trampoline World Championships. He later won 2 more World Championship golds and a silver. He is also known for an impromptu appearance on the hidden-camera reality show Impractical Jokers.

Gísli Örn Garðarsson
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Birthdate: December 15, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Iceland
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Tim Daggett
(Artistic gymnast)
Tim Daggett
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Birthdate: May 22, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: West Springfield, Massachusetts, United States

Part of the team that scripted history by winning the US its first men’s gymnastics Olympic team gold, at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, Tim Daggett himself scored a perfect 10 on the high bar. His career was also riddled with injuries. Post-retirement, he became a coach and an NBC analyst.

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Laurent Landi
(Gymnastics coach)
Laurent Landi
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Birthdate: October 18, 1977
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Antibes, France

Laurent Landi is a French-American retired gymnast who represented the French national team during his competitive career. Landi is best known for his achievements as an artistic gymnastics coach. Over the years, he has coached accomplished gymnasts like Madison Kocian, Simone Biles, Alyssa Baumann, and Briley Casanova.

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Artur Dalaloyan
(Artistic gymnast)
Artur Dalaloyan
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Birthdate: April 26, 1996
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tiraspol, Moldova
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Friedrich Ludwig Jahn
(Gymnastics Educator)
Friedrich Ludwig Jahn
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Birthdate: August 11, 1778
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lanz, Germany
Died: October 15, 1852
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Li Ning
(Chinese Retired Gymnast and the Founder of the Eponymous Sportswear Company 'Li-Ning')
Li Ning
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Birthdate: March 10, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Liuzhou, China

Legendary Chinese gymnast Li Ning not only has 3 Olympic gold medals in his kitty but is now also a billionaire entrepreneur and the owner of a self-titled sports apparel and equipment brand. Starting training at age 8, he later earned the unofficial title of the Prince of Gymnastics in China.

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Bela Karolyi
(Gymnastics Coach Known for Developing the Romanian Centralised Training System for Gymnastics)
Bela Karolyi
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Birthdate: September 13, 1942
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Bela Karolyi is a prominent gymnastics coach who developed the Romanian centralized training system for gymnastics.  His wife, Márta Károlyi, is also a gymnastics coach and together they have trained numerous Olympic, European, and World champions. The couple has been credited with transforming gymnastic coaching in USA. Many gymnasts have called him out for his abusive coaching style. 

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Epke Zonderland
(Artistic gymnast)
Epke Zonderland
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Birthdate: April 16, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lemmer, Netherlands
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Marcel Nguyen
(Artistic gymnast)
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Birthdate: September 8, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
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Nikita Nagornyy
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Birthdate: February 12, 1997
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rostov-on-Don, Russia
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Dan Millman
(Author)
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Birthdate: February 22, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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John Orozco
(Gymnast)
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Birthdate: December 30, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States

John Orozco is an American artistic gymnast best known for winning a bronze medal each in 2011, 2013, and 2014 World Championships. A four-time Pacific Rim champion, Orozco represented the U.S. gymnastics team in major competitions before switching his affiliation to Puerto Rico in 2020.

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Nikolai Andrianov
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Birthdate: October 14, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vladimir, Russia
Died: March 21, 2011
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Eleftherios Petrounias
(Artistic gymnast)
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Birthdate: November 30, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Athens, Greece

Eleftherios Petrounias is a Greek artistic gymnast who was adjudged Greek Male Athlete of the Year for four consecutive years starting from 2015. Petrounias achieved national prominence when he won the gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games. In the 2020 Olympics, he went on to win a bronze medal for his country. Petrounias is also a multiple-time European Champion.

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Damien Walters
(Gymnast, Stunt man)
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Birthdate: April 6, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Derbyshire, England

Damien Walters is an English athlete, stuntman, and former gymnast. Walters, who specializes in trampoline and tumbling, has taken part in four Trampoline World Championships. In 2003, he helped his team win the World Title of Trampoline World Championships in the team competition. As a stunt performer, Walters received the 2010 Taurus World Stunt Award for the film Ninja Assassin.

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Sawao Kato
(Gymnast)
Sawao Kato
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Birthdate: October 11, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Gosen, Niigata, Japan
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Giuliano Stroe
(Bodybuilder, Gymnast)
Giuliano Stroe
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Birthdate: June 18, 2004
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Piove di Sacco, Italy
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Dwain Weston
(Skydiver, BASE Jumper)
Dwain Weston
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Birthdate: January 31, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Australia
Died: October 5, 2003
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Kenzō Shirai
(Artistic gymnast)
Kenzō Shirai
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Birthdate: August 24, 1996
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
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Alexander Naddour
(Artistic gymnast)
Alexander Naddour
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Birthdate: March 4, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gilbert, Arizona, United States

Alexander Naddour is an American former artistic gymnast best known for winning the bronze medal in the men's pommel horse competition at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. A two-time bronze medal winner at World Championships, Naddour also won a gold medal at the 2014 Pacific Rim Championships. Alexander Naddour announced his retirement in 2021.

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Joe Fraser
(Artistic gymnast)
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Birthdate: December 6, 1998
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

Joe Fraser is an artistic gymnast who became the first and only English gymnast to win gold on Parallel Bars at the world championships when he won the medal at the 2019 World Championships. Since 2017, Joe Fraser has been an important member of the English Senior team, helping his team win the silver medal at the 2018 European Championships.

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Rhys McClenaghan
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Birthdate: July 21, 1999
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: County Down, Northern Ireland
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Fabian Hambüchen
(Artistic gymnast)
Fabian Hambüchen
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Birthdate: October 25, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
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Boris Shakhlin
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Birthdate: January 27, 1932
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ishim, Russia
Died: May 30, 2008
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Paul Hamm
(Artistic gymnast)
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Birthdate: September 24, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Washburn, Wisconsin, United States

Paul Hamm is a former artistic gymnast who won the gold medal in the individual all-around competition at the 2004 Olympic Games. In the same Olympic Games, he also won a silver medal each in the horizontal bar competition and the team all-around competition. A two-time World Championship gold medalist, Hamm is recognized as the most successful American male gymnast.

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Samir Aït Saïd
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Birthdate: November 1, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Champigny-sur-Marne, France
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Chris Brooks
(Artistic gymnast)
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Birthdate: December 19, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States

Chris Brooks is an American retired gymnast best known for winning five gold medals in the Pacific Rim Championships. He is also known for winning two bronze medals at the 2010 World Cup. After retiring from his competitive career, Chris Brooks has established himself as a coach. He currently works with the Arkansas Razorbacks gymnastics team as an assistant coach. 

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Marian Drăgulescu
(Romanian Artistic Gymnast Who Won a Silver Medal at the 2004 Olympic Games)
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Birthdate: December 18, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania

Marian Drăgulescu is a Romanian artistic gymnast best known for winning a silver medal and two bronze medals at the 2004 Olympic Games. An eight-time world champion and ten-time European champion, Drăgulescu was named Gymnast of the Year in 2002 and Romanian Sportsman of the Year in 2009. Marian Drăgulescu is the oldest individual vault finalist at the World Championships.

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Jonathan Horton
(Artistic gymnast)
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Birthdate: December 31, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States

Jonathan Horton is an American retired artistic gymnast who won a silver medal and a bronze medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. He also has two World Championship bronze medals under his belt. In 2008, Jonathan Horton was named USA Gymnastics Men's Athlete of the Year after his impressive performance in the Olympic Games.

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Yordan Yovchev
(Former Bulgarian Gymnast, Olympic Silver and 3-Times Bronze Medallist )
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Birthdate: February 24, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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Neil Haskell
(Contemporary dancer, Gymnast)
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Birthdate: April 16, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States

Contemporary dancer Neil Haskell is best known for his appearance on So You Think You Can Dance. He began dancing at age 5 and also showed his skills in gymnastics and volleyball. He has performed on Broadway and in the films Going The Distance and Rock of Ages.