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.
Retired Russian gymnast Viktoria Komova is not just a 2-time World champion but also a 2-time Olympic silver medalist. Born to gymnast parents, she began training at age 5. In July 2021, she sparked rumors of a comeback after posting an Instagram video of herself performing an Arabian on balance beam.
Born to Russian immigrants in Utah, Alyona Shchennikova now competes for the LSU Tigers. A US Classic all-around champion, she is fond of competing on bars. While trying to make it to the US team for the Pan American Games, she tore her Achilles and later posted about her injury on Instagram.