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Kor·but

 (kôr′bət), Olga Valentinovna Born 1955.
Soviet-born gymnast who won four medals at the 1972 Olympics. She influenced the sport's turn toward a more athletic, powerful style.

Korbut

(Russian ˈkɔrbʊt)
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(Biography) Olga (ˈɔljɡə). born 1955, Soviet gymnast: noted for her highly individualistic style, which greatly increased the popularity of the sport, esp following her performance in the 1972 Olympic Games
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Silva-Marin assembled a strong cast with baritones Alexander Dobson as the rather too-good-to-be-true Charlemagne and Evan Korbut as his main man Roland.
DESCRIBED as 'the Mother of Gymnastics', Korbut revolutionised the sport with her debut at the 1972 Olympics in Munich, where she won three gold medals competing for the Soviet Union - in the team, balance beam and floor exercise.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS Roy Hudd, comedian, 83; Judy Finnigan, TV presenter/ columnist, 71; Christian Lacroix, fashion designer, 68; Pierce Brosnan, actor, 66; Olga Korbut, former gymnast, 64; Hazel O'Connor, singer and actress, 64; Debra Winger, actress, 64; Janet Jackson, soul singer, 53; Gabriela Sabatini, former tennis player, 49; Tori Spelling, actress, 46.
BIRTHDAYS: Roy Hudd, comedian, 83; Judy Finnigan, TV presenter/columnist, 71; Christian Lacroix, fashion designer, 68; Pierce Brosnan, actor, 66; Olga Korbut, former gymnast, 64; Hazel O'Connor, singer and actress, 64; Debra Winger, actress, 64; Janet Jackson, soul singer, 53; Gabriela Sabatini, former tennis player, 49; Tori Spelling, actress, 46.
| BIRTHDAYS: Roy Hudd, comedian, 83; Judy Finnigan, TV presenter/ columnist, 71; Christian Lacroix, fashion designer, 68; Pierce Brosnan, actor, 66; Olga Korbut, former gymnast, 64; Hazel O'Connor, singer and actress, 64; Debra Winger, actress, 64; Janet Jackson, soul singer, 53; Gabriela Sabatini, former tennis player, 49; Tori Spelling, actress, 46.
Birthdays: Judy Finnigan, Olga Korbut and Janet Jackson
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She also won the all-around title at the 1976 USSR Championships, outsmarting the equally famous Olga Korbut and Ludmilla Tourischeva.
The girls are coached by Olga Fleming, who hails from Belarus and attended the same school as renowned Olympic gymnast Olga Korbut. Olga has performed rhythmic gymnastics at national level both for her home country and the former USSR.
When Joanna Korbut was seven years old, her father passed away.
Former Soviet gymnast and gold medalist Olga Korbut sold her medals and other personal items such as her competition leotards, her 1972 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award and other Soviet Championship medals in an online sale for $333,500 over the weekend,(https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/28/former-soviet-gymnast-olga-korbut-sells-olympic-medals) the U.S.
The Games can, of course, be inspirational: from the joy of Mary Peters to the pain of Olga Korbut and sheer delight of Jessica Ennis.