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Olga Korbut (Gymnast) - Age, Birthday, Bio, Facts, Family, Net Worth, Height & More

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Olga Korbut
Olga Valentinovna Korbut is a former gymnast who competed for the Soviet Union. Nicknamed the "Sparrow from Minsk", she won four gold medals and two silver medals at the Summer Olympic Games, in which she competed in 1972 and 1976 for the Soviet team, and was the inaugural inductee to the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 1988. While Korbut retired from gymnastics in 1977 at the age of 22, which was considered young for gymnasts of the period, Korbut's influence and legacy in gymnastics was far reaching. Korbut's 1972 Olympic performances are widely credited as redefining gymnastics, changing the sport from emphasising ballet and elegance to acrobatics as well as changing popular opinion of gymnastics from a niche sport to one of the most popular sports in the world.
Full name Olga Valentinovna Korbut
Nickname(s) Sparrow from Minsk
Born May 16, 1955, Hrodna, Byelorussian SSR, Soviet Union
Discipline WAG
Club Soviet Army Grodno
Head coach(es) Renald Knysh
Eponymous skills Korbut flip
Retired 1977

About Olga Korbut

Soviet gymnast who won Olympic gold medals at the 1972 Munich and the 1976 Montreal Olympic games, for the Team, Balance Beam, and Floor Exercise events.

Olga Korbut before fame

Elena Volchetskaya, an Olympic gold medallist, was her first coach.

Achievement of Olga Korbut

In the Olympics, she earned four gold medals and two silver medals in gymnastics.

Olga Korbut family life

Richard, her son, was born in 1979. From 1978 to 2000, she was married to Leonid Bortkevich.

Associations of Olga Korbut

She and Gymnast Amanda Borden are both Olympic gold medalists in gymnastics.

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Belarusian female artistic gymnasts. Belarusian emigrants to the United States. Sportspeople from Grodno. Soviet female artistic gymnasts. Olympic gymnasts of the Soviet Union. Originators of elements in artistic gymnastics. Gymnasts at the 1976 Summer Olympics. Gymnasts at the 1972 Summer Olympics. Olympic silver medalists for the Soviet Union. Medalists at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships

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Latest information about Olga Korbut updated on March 21 2022.