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List of notable or famous gymnasts from Russia, with bios and photos, including the top gymnasts born in Russia and even some popular gymnasts who immigrated to Russia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Russian gymnasts then this list is the perfect resource for you. These gymnasts are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known gymnast from Russia is included when available.

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This historic gymnasts from Russia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Russian gymnasts of note?" and "Who are the most famous gymnasts from Russia?" These prominent gymnasts of Russia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Russian gymnasts.

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Aleksandr Balandin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Gymnasts from Russia
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Aleksandr Balandin


Aleksandr Sergeyevich Balandin is a Russian gymnast. He is well known for his work on the still rings and has three skills named after him on this apparatus. He competed at the Olympic Games in 2012. ...more

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Age: 26

Birthplace: Petrozavodsk, Russia

Profession: Gymnast

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Aleksandr Nikolaevich Dityatin is a Russian gymnast, three-time Olympic Champion, and Honoured Master of Sports of the USSR. Winning eight medals at the 1980 Summer Olympics, he set the record for achieving the most medals of any type at a single Olympic Games. The American swimmer Michael Phelps ...more

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Age: 59

Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

Profession: Gymnast

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Alina Makarenko is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Gymnasts from Russia
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Alina Andreevna Makarenko is a Russian group rhythmic gymnast. She is the 2012 Olympics Group All-around champion, the 2011 World Group All-around silver medalist, 2012 European Group All-around gold medalist and 2010 Youth Olympic Games Group All-around champion. ...more

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Age: 22

Birthplace: Kalmykia, Russia

Profession: Gymnast

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Aliya Garayeva is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Gymnasts from Russia
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Aliya Garayeva is a retired Azerbaijani gymnast. She is the 2011 World All-around bronze medalist, a two-time European All-around bronze medalist, two time Grand Prix Final All-around bronze medalist and five-time Azerbaijanii National champion. ...more

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Age: 29

Birthplace: Yekaterinburg, Russia

Profession: Gymnast

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Aliya Mustafina is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Gymnasts from Russia
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Aliya Fargatovna Mustafina is a Russian artistic gymnast who is the 2010 World individual all-around champion, the 2012 Olympic uneven bars champion, the 2013 World balance beam champion and the 2013 European champion in the all-around and on the uneven bars. Mustafina was the most decorated ...more

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Age: 22

Birthplace: Yegoryevsk, Russia

Profession: Gymnast

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Anastasia Bliznyuk is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Gymnasts from Russia
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Anastasia Bliznyuk


Anastasia Ilyinichna Bliznyuk is a Russian group rhythmic gymnast. She is the 2012 Olympics Group All-around champion, 2013 World Group All-around bronze medalist, 2012 European Group All-around champion and two time World Cup Final Group All-around champion. ...more

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Age: 22

Birthplace: Ukraine

Profession: Gymnast

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Anastasia Grishina is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Gymnasts from Russia
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Anastasia Grishina


Anastasia Nikolayevna Grishina is a Russian artistic gymnast. She was a member of the silver medal winning Russian team at the 2012 Summer Olympics, and the 2013 European all around bronze medalist. ...more

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Age: 19

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Profession: Gymnast

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Anastasia Nazarenko is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Gymnasts from Russia
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Anastasia Nazarenko


Anastasia Konstantinovna Nazarenko is a Russian group rhythmic gymnast from Kaliningrad. She is the 2012 Olympics Group All-around champion, the 2011 World Group All-around silver medalist, two time Group All-around bronze medalist, 2010 European Group All-around champion and two time World Cup ...more

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Age: 22

Birthplace: Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia

Profession: Gymnast

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