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Encyclopedia > International Gymnastics Hall of Fame

The International Gymnastics Hall of Fame, located in Oklahoma City, USA, is a Hall of Fame dedicated to honoring the achievements and contributions of the world's most greatest competitors, coaches and authorities in artistic gymnastics. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Downtown Oklahoma City The State Capitol of Oklahoma From The South Motto: Nickname: Capital of the New Century Founded 1889 Incorporated County Oklahoma County Cleveland County Canadian County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Mick Cornett Area  - Total  - Water 1,608. ... College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Indiana. ... Artistic gymnastics is a discipline of gymnastics in which competitors perform short routines (ranging from approximately 30 to 90 seconds) on different apparatus, obviously less for vaulting (see lists below). ...

The early IGHOF was founded in 1972 by Frank Wells of the National Gymnastics Clinic. It had only one member, Olga Korbut, and disbanded in the late 1970s. The current museum was founded in 1986 by Glenn Sundby, publisher of the International Gymnast magazine. Initially located in Oceanside, California, it was moved into Oklahoma City in 1997. Olga Valentinovna Korbut (Belarusian: Вольга Валянцінаўна Корбут, Volha Valyantsinawna Korbut; Russian: Ольга Валентиновна Корбут) (b. ... Website: http://www. ...

As of 2006, the IGHOF has its own building, which features a large library, videos of the major gymnastics competitions, and memorabilia.


List of inductees

The country, represented by the person during the competitive (or coaching) career and the year the person was inducted are in parentheses.

Female inductees

Polina Grigoryevna Astakhova (Russian:Полина Григорьевна Астахова) (October 30, 1936, in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukrainian SSR - August 5, 2005 in Kiev, Ukraine) was a Soviet/Ukrainian gymnast who won 10 medals (5 gold medals, 2 silver medals and 3 bronze medals) at the Summer Olympics, where she participated as a member of the USSR team... Svetlana Leonidovna Boginskaya (also spelled Boguinskaia (incorrectly) and Boginskaia, Belarusian: Сьвятлана Леанідаўна Багінская, Russian: Светлана Леонидовна Богинская, born February 9, 1973 in Minsk) is a Soviet/Belarusian gymnast. ... The Unified Team was the name used for the sports team of the former Soviet Union at both the Winter and Summer Olympic Games of 1992 (in Albertville and Barcelona, respectively). ... VÄ›ra Čáslavská (born May 3, 1942) is a Czech (formerly Czechoslovakian) gymnast. ... Nadia Elena Comaneci (originally Comăneci ) (born November 12, 1961) is a Romanian gymnast, winner of five Olympic gold medals, and the first to be awarded a perfect score of 10 in an Olympic gymnastic event. ... Maxi Gnauck (born October 10th, 1964 in Berlin, Germany) was an East German Artistic Gymnast. ... Disambiguation Page Global Depositary Receipt East Germany ... Karin Janz (born 17th February, 1952 in Berlin, Germany) was an East German artistic gymnast. ... Disambiguation Page Global Depositary Receipt East Germany ... Ágnès Keleti (born 1921 in Budapest, Hungary) was an artistic gymnast. ... Nellie Vladimirovna Kim (Russian: ; b. ... Olga Valentinovna Korbut (Belarusian: Вольга Валянцінаўна Корбут, Volha Valyantsinawna Korbut; Russian: Ольга Валентиновна Корбут) (b. ... Larisa Semyonovna Latynina (Russian: Лариса Семёновна Латынина; born December 27, 1934 in Kherson, Ukraine, U.S.S.R.) was a Soviet gymnast. ... Mary Lou Retton (born January 24, 1968 in Fairmont, West Virginia) is an American gymnast. ... Cathleen Roxanne Rigby (b. ... Yelena Lvovna Shushunova (Russian: Елена Львовна Шушунова) (born April 23, 1969 in Leningrad) is a Russian (former Soviet) gymnast, World, European, and Olympic Champion. ... Viorca Daniela Silivas-Harper (born May 9, 1972) is a Romanian gymnast who is most famous for winning six medals (three Gold, two Silver, and one Bronze) in Womens Artistic Gymnastics at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea. ... Romanian gymnast, multiple world and Olympic medals. ... Ludmilla Ivanovna Turischeva (Russian: Людмила Ивановна Турищева alternate spellings: Lyudmilla Turischeva, Ludmilla Tourischeva, born July 10, 1952 in Grozny) is a former Russian gymnast and a nine-time Olympic medalist for the Soviet Union. ... Teodora Ungureanu (born November 13, 1960, Resita, Romania) is a retired Romanian gymnast who competed at the 1976 Olympics. ... Disambiguation Page Global Depositary Receipt East Germany ...

Male inductees

Nikolai Andrianov Nikolai Efimovich Andrianov (Russian:Николай Ефимович Андрианов) (b. ... Dmitry Bilozerchev of Russia defined the term boy wonder for the sport of gymnastics. ... Mirsolav Cerar (born October 28, 1939 in Ljubljana) is a Yugoslavian gymnast who competed in the 1964 and 1968 Summer Olympics games. ... Capital Belgrade Language(s) Serbo-Croatian, Slovenian, Macedonian Government Socialist republic President  - 1945 - 1953 Ivan Ribar  - 1991 Stjepan Mesić Prime Minister  - 1945 - 1963 Josip Broz Tito  - 1989 - 1991 Ante Marković Historical era Cold War  - Proclamation November 29, 1943  - UN membership October 24, 1945  - Constitution February 21, 1974  - dissolution June 25... Barthold (Bart) Wayne Conner (born March 28, 1958 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former American gymnast, who was a member of the gold medal-winning mens gymnastics team at the 1984 Summer Olympic Games; he also won an individual gold on the parallel bars. ... Alieksandr Nikolaievitch Ditjatin (Russian: Александр Николаевич Дитятин) (born August 07, 1957 in Leningrad) is a Soviet gymnast, three-time Olympic Champion, Honoured Master of Sports of the USSR. He competed for the Leningrad Dinamo sports society. ... Yukio Endo can refer to: Yukio Endo (aviator), a Japanese fighter ace. ... Bruno Grandi (born May 9, 1934) is an Italian sportsman, currently president of the FIG (Federation Internationale de Gymnastique) since 1996 and a member of the International Olympic Committee since 2000. ... Béla Károlyi (born September 13, 1942 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania), is a world-renowned gymnastics coach. ... Sawao Kato (加藤 沢男 Katō Sawao, born October 11, 1946) is a Japanese gymnast and one of the most successful athletes of all time at the Olympic Games. ... Akinori Nakayama (中山 彰規 Nakayama Akinori, born 1943-03-01) is a Japanese gymnast and Olympic Gold Medalist. ... Li Ning (Simplified Chinese: 李宁) (born September 8, 1963 in Liuzhou is a famous Chinese gymnast and entrepreneur. ... Takashi Ono (b. ... There have been two notable persons by the name of Heikki Savolainen, both from Finland A two-time Olympic gold medalist (1907-1998) in gymnastics. ... Boris Anfiyanovich Shakhlin (Russian:Борис Анфиянович Шахлин) (born January 27, 1932 in Ishim, Russian SFSR) was a famous Soviet gymnast. ... Leon Å tukelj listen â–¶(?) (November 12, 1898 - November 8, 1999) was a Slovene gymnast, Olympic gold medalist and athlete. ... Masao Takemoto (29 September 1919-2 February 2007) was a Japanese artistic gymnast who has won two world titles and seven Olympic medals. ... Kurt Thomas, born March 29, 1956, is an American Olympic gymnast. ... Peter Vidmar (b. ... Haruhiro Yamashita (born November 11, 1938) is a Japanese gymnast, who competed in the 1984 Summer Olympics. ...

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