Tatiana Konstantinivna Gutsu is a Ukrainian gymnast, winner of the 1992 Olympic all-around title. Renowned as a trickster, the routines she competed were some of the most difficult ever in the sport. Fifteen years after her debut, few Olympic gymnasts compete such difficult beam and floor routines as she did.
Kerri Allyson Strug (born November 19, 1977) is an American gymnast from Tucson, Arizona. She was a member of the Magnificent Seven, the gymnastics team that represented the United States at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996, and is remembered for performing the vault despite having seriously injured her ankle, to clinch a gold medal in the women's team competition.
Svetlana Leonidovna Boginskaya (born February 9, 1973 in Minsk) is a Soviet/Belarusian gymnast. She was called the "Belarusian Swan" and the "Goddess of Gymnastics" due to her height, balletic grace, and long lines. She is especially renowned for the drama and artistry she displayed on floor exercise. Boginskaya is a three-time Olympic Champion, winning individual gold medals in Vault at the 1988, and team golds in 1988 and 1992.
Maria Petrova is a Bulgarian rhythmic gymnast. She shares the world record for the most individual world all-around rhythmic gymnastics titles of all time and has never placed lower than seventh in any competition in her entire career.
Dominique Margaux Dawes (born November 20, 1976, in Silver Spring, Maryland) is a retired United States artistic gymnast. She was 10-year member of the U.S. national gymnastics team, the 1994 U.S. all-around senior National Champion a three-time Olympian, a World Championships silver medalist and a member of the gold-medal winning "Magnificent Seven" at the 1996 Summer Olympics.
Shannon Lee Miller (born March 10, 1977 in Rolla, Missouri, United States) is an American lawyer and artistic gymnast from Edmond, Oklahoma. She is the most decorated gymnast in U.S. History, and considered one of the greatest gymnasts the United States has ever produced.
Jordan Jovtchev is a Bulgarian gymnast. He won silver in the men's rings at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens with a score of 9.850. In the same Olympic Games, Jovtchev won bronze in the men's floor exercise with a score of 9.775. In the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia, he won the bronze on both floor exercise and still rings with 9.787 and 9.762 respectively. He also won two World Championship Bronze medals in the all around (1999, 2001).
Rozaliya Ilfovna Galiyeva or Roza Galieva is a gymnast who competed in the 1992 Summer Olympics and 1996 Summer Olympics. Galiyeva was born on April 26, 1977 in Olmaliq, Uzbekistan. She began competing internationally for the USSR in 1991, sharing in the team gold medal at the 1991 World Championships in Indianapolis. A solid gymnast but never a star, Galiyeva was a strong support to the Soviet team. Galiyeva competed with the Unified Team at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.
Lavinia Corina Miloşovici (born October 21, 1976 in Lugoj) is a Romanian Olympic gymnast of Serbian origin. An exceptionally successful athlete on the international competition circuit, Miloşovici, also known as "Milo" in the gymnastics community, is considered to be one of Romania's top gymnasts of the 1990s and the most prolific female all-around gymnast of the decade, earning a total 19 World Championships or Olympic medals in a span of six years.
Yang Bo is a Chinese gymnast. She is widely regarded as one of the greatest gymnasts ever on the balance beam, for which she created a move known as the "Yang Bo", which is rated as a D element in the Code of Points. She competed at the 1992 Summer Olympics, placing 25th in the all-around and 7th in the beam. She won the 1990 World Cup Final on Balance Beam and won the bronze medal with her team at the 1989 World Championship.
Oxana Skaldina Russian: Оксана Скалдина Oksana Skaldina is a former Individual Rhythmic Gymnast. She started gymnastics at age 5, her first coach was Liudmilla Koval but, she soon moved to the Kiev rhythmics school of Albina and Irina Deriugina. At the 1990 Goodwill Games, she won the All-Around title.
Valery Vladimirovich Belenky is a retired Soviet/Azerbaijani/German artistic gymnast who competed in the 1992 Summer Olympics and in the 1996 Summer Olympics. He was born in Baku, Azerbaijan SSR. He competed for the Soviet Union/Unified Team until 1992 when this federation was disbanded following the break up of the Soviet Union. Belenky's greatest achievements are the team gold and all around bronze he won with the Unified Team in the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona.
Irina Deleanu (born November 12, 1975) is a former individual rhythmic gymnast from Romania. In the 1992 World Championships she won the bronze medal in rope. She retired from the sport in 1993. An annual Rhythmic Gymnastics competition held in Bucharest is named after her, The Irina Deleanu Cup. She is currently the president of the (Romanian Rhythmic Gymnastics Federation).
Carolina Pascual Gracia was an Individual Rhythmic Gymnast. Pascual was doing ballet when at age seven her ballet teacher told her mother that her daughter had excellent qualities for Rhythmic Gymnastics. There wasn't a club in her town so, her mother drove for around an hour to get Pascual to and from training sessions at the Escuela de Competición in Murcia. Pascual later went to the Atlético Montemar in Alicante.
Oksana Aleksandrovna Chusovitina is an Olympic medalist and World Champion gymnast who has competed for Germany since 2006. She was formerly a citizen of, and a competitor for, the Soviet Union (before 1993) and Uzbekistan (1993-2006). To date, Chusovitina's career in elite gymnastics has spanned twenty years. She won the USSR Junior Nationals in 1988 and began competing at the senior international level in 1989, before many of her current rivals were even born.
Andreas Wecker (born January 2, 1970 in Staßfurt) is a former German gymnast who had a long and successful career. His greatest achievement was the gold medal on high bar at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. There, he beat gymnasts of such quality as Vitaly Scherbo and Alexei Nemov. In 1989 he was named the last East German Sportsman of the Year. He competed for the SC Dynamo Berlin/ Sportvereinigung (SV) Dynamo.
Gina Gogean (born September 9, 1978) is a retired gymnast from Romania who competed internationally in the late 1980s and throughout the 1990s. During her career she won an impressive number of 30 medals at Olympic Games, world championships or continental championships. Her best events were the floor exercise (three-time world champion), the vault (two-time world champion) and the balance beam (1997 world champion).
Tatiana Felixivna Lysenko is a Soviet and Ukrainian gymnast, who had her senior competitive career from 1990 to 1994. Tatiana was known for her exceptional difficulty level and haughty style on the floor. She won many major medals but her inconsistency prevented her from even greater achievements - she was a serious contender for the 1992 Olympic title and 1991 and 1993 world titles, but mistakes prevented this.
Kim Gwang Suk (alternative transliteration Kim Kwang Suk, born February 15) is a North Korean gymnast who competed in the 1992 Summer Olympics. She is known for both her exemplary uneven bars work and for her involvement in one of the most prominent age falsification scandals in gymnastics in recent years. Kim competed in several major international senior meets between 1989 and 1993, including the 1989 and 1991 World Championships, the 1990 Asian Games and the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona.
Daniela Bártová-Břečková (born May 6, 1974) is a retired Czech athlete. She was born in Ostrava. Originally a gymnast, her coach persuaded her to be a pole vaulter. She set nine world records in the mid-1990s, but she lost it on November 4, 1995 to Sun Caiyun and was unable to recapture it. Her personal best is 4.51 m. Despite her success she only won one international medal, a silver medal at the 1998 European Indoor Championships. Bártová is married to flatwater canoer Jan Břečka.
Henrietta Ónodi is an Olympic gold winner Hungarian gymnast who competed at the 1992 and 1996 Olympics. Ónodi, also known as "Henni" in the gymnastics community, began gymnastics in 1978 and made her international debut in 1986. Too young to qualify for the 1988 Olympics, she made her senior debut in 1989 and represented Hungary at the World Championships that year, where she placed 19th in the all-around and 5th in the balance beam event finals.