Gymnastics in History

Gymnastics: Gymnasts

Events in Sport

  • 1972-08-31 Olga Korbut, USSR, wins olympic gold medal in gymnastics
  • 1976-07-18 Nadia Com─âneci becomes the first person in Olympic Games history to score a perfect 10 in gymnastics at 1976 Summer Olympics
  • 1981-10-04 Pasakevi Kouna of Greece (9) is youngest international gymnastics participant
  • 1984-07-31 US men's gymnastics team win team gold medal at LA Summer Olympics
  • 1991-09-07 1st South African international competition in 25 years, gymnastics
  • 1991-09-13 Kim Zmeskal is 1st American to win a medal at World Gymnastics Championships, she wins the gold with 39.848 pts
  • 1991-09-15 US women's gymnastics team win 1st World Championships medal (silver)
  • 2017-12-07 Former US gymnastics physician Larry Nasser is sentenced to 60 years on child pornography charges

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1778-08-11 Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, German educator and founder of the turnverein (gymnastics) movement, born in Lanz, Brandenburg, Prussia (d. 1852)
  • 1933-06-14 Vladislav Rastorotsky, Soviet gymnastics coach
  • 1966-10-26 Olga Bicherova, gymnastics (won title at 15 yrs 33 days)
  • 1992-01-19 Shawn Johnson, American Gymnastics Champion

Deaths in Sport

  • 1852-10-15 Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, German educator and founder of the turnverein (gymnastics) movement, dies at 74