Olga Korbut


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Noun1.Olga Korbut - Soviet gymnast (born in 1955)
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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.
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.
With which sport were Olga Korbut and Nadia Comaneci associated?
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.
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.
In 1972, at the Munich Summer Olympics, American swimmer Mark Spitz won his fourth and fifth gold medals in the 100-meter butterfly and 800-meter freestyle relay; Soviet gymnast Olga Korbut won gold medals in floor exercise and the balance beam.
Suddenly their cat-calls stopped and our chief guide, Joe, pointed excitedly as the special party guest swung into view before landing on the jungle floor as softly as Olga Korbut on an Olympic gym mat.
Olga Korbut of Belarus, who represented the Soviet Union at Munich in 1972, enthralled the 11,000 strong crowds during the Games, as she invented arguably one of the finest moments in Games history.