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The Best Olympic Athletes in Artistic Gymnastics  

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List of the best Olympic athletes in the sport of artistic gymnastics. Olympians on this list have competed at the Olympic games in artistic gymnastics. Olympic athletes on this list have made it all the way to the Olympics in their sport and have either won their event or did not even place. But this list isn't just about winners, times, distances and points, it's about who are the public's favorite Olympic athletes in artistic gymnastics. Olympians on this list have captured the hearts of the public in one way or another, and have led their peers in artistic gymnastics competitions. Only the greatest artistic gymnastics Olympic athletes are featured on the front page of this list, so vote for your favorites and let only the best artistic gymnastics Olympians see the top. Artistic gymnastics athletes who have competed in the Olympics don't all have what it takes to be called the "best" in their Olympic sport, so vote carefully and make sure that only the true greats get a place on the front page of this list. Examples include Zou Kai and Thomas Bouhail. Use this factual list to make a whole new one just like it, then re-rank it to fit your opinion. (90 items)
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Nadia Comăneci is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Artistic Gymnastics
Shirley Tessle added age 57
Nadia Elena Comăneci is a Romanian former gymnast, winner of three Olympic gold medals at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal and the first female gymnast to be awarded a perfect score of 10 in ...more
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Larisa Latynina is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Artistic Gymnastics
Shirley Tessle added age 84
Larisa Semyonovna Latynina is a former Soviet gymnast. Between 1956 and 1964 she won 14 individual Olympic medals and four team medals. Her total of 18 Olympic medals was a record for 48 years ...more
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Nastia Liukin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Artistic Gymnastics
age 29
Anastasia Valeryevna "Nastia" Liukin is a retired Russian-American artistic gymnast. She is the 2008 Olympic individual all-around Champion, the 2005 and 2007 World Champion on the ...more
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Shawn Johnson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Artistic Gymnastics
age 27
Shawn Machel Johnson is a retired American artistic gymnast. She is the 2008 Olympic balance beam gold medalist and team, all-around and floor exercise silver medalist. Johnson became a member ...more
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Tatiana Gutsu is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Artistic Gymnastics
CraigSmailwill added age 42
Tatiana Konstantinivna Gutsu is a Ukrainian gymnast, winner of the 1992 Olympic all-around title. Renowned as a trickster, the routines she performed were some of the most difficult ever in the ...more
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Vitaly Scherbo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Artistic Gymnastics
ClintonJake added age 47
Vitaly Venediktovich Scherbo, born 13 January 1972 in Minsk, Byelorussian SSR, is a Belarusian former artistic gymnast. One of the most successful gymnasts of all time, he is the only male ...more
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Epke Zonderland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Artistic Gymnastics
Feriko890 added age 32
Epke Jan Zonderland OON is a Dutch gymnast and 2012 Olympics gold medalist in the high bar. He also won the 2013 World Championship and the 2014 World Championship on the high bar. His nicknames ...more
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Svetlana Boginskaya is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Artistic Gymnastics
Shirley Tessle added age 46
Svetlana Leonidovna Boginskaya is a Soviet/Unified Team/Belarusian gymnast. She was called the "Belarusian Swan" and the "Goddess of Gymnastics" because of her height, ...more
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Sandra Izbașa is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Artistic Gymnastics
age 28
Sandra Raluca Izbaşa is a Romanian artistic gymnast. She is a double Olympic champion, on floor at the 2008 Olympics and vault at the 2012 Olympics. She is also a winner of two Olympic bronze ...more
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Marcel Nguyen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Artistic Gymnastics
Feriko890 added age 31
Marcel Nguyen is a German artistic gymnast.
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Olga Korbut is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Artistic Gymnastics
Joanne Phillips added age 63
Olga Valentinovna Korbut, also known as the "Sparrow from Minsk", is a former Belarusian gymnast who won four gold medals and two silver medals at the Summer Olympic Games, in which ...more
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Denis Ablyazin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Artistic Gymnastics
Feriko890 added Denis Ablyazin age 26
Denis Ablyazin is a Russian artistic gymnast.
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Steliana Nistor is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Artistic Gymnastics
age 29
Steliana Nistor is a retired Romanian gymnast. She is an Olympic and a world bronze medalist with the team. Individually, she is a world all around and beam silver medalist and a multiple ...more
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Elena Zamolodchikova is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Artistic Gymnastics
Feriko890 added age 36
Elena Mikhailovna Zamolodchikova, nicknamed "'Zamo'", is a two-time Olympic gymnast. She began gymnastics at the age of six. In 1999 she participated in her first major senior ...more
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Aliya Mustafina is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Artistic Gymnastics
Rodrigo1 added age 24
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 ...more
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Kohei Uchimura is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Artistic Gymnastics
age 30
Kōhei Uchimura is a Japanese artistic gymnast. He is a five-time Olympic medalist, winning a gold and four silvers, a 16-time World medalist and is considered by many to be the greatest gymnast ...more
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Shannon Miller is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Artistic Gymnastics
age 41
Shannon Lee Miller is a former artistic gymnast from Edmond, Oklahoma. She was the 1993 and 1994 World All-Around Champion, the 1996 Olympics balance beam gold medalist, the 1995 Pan Am Games ...more
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Carly Patterson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Artistic Gymnastics
age 31
Carly Rae Patterson-Caldwell is an American singer and former gymnast. She is the 2004 Olympic All-Around Champion and a member of the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame. She currently lives in Allen,
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Alicia Sacramone is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Artistic Gymnastics
age 31
Alicia Marie Quinn is a retired American artistic gymnast. Sacramone began gymnastics at the age of eight, started competing in the elite ranks in 2002 and joined the U.S. national team in 2003. ...more
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Mary Lou Retton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Artistic Gymnastics
Steph Bowerhaus added age 51
Mary Lou Retton is a retired American gymnast. At the 1984 Summer Olympics, she won a gold medal in the individual all-around competition, as well as two silver medals and two bronze medals. Her ...more
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Dominique Moceanu is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Artistic Gymnastics
NaomiDiep added age 37
Dominique "Domi" Helena Moceanu is a retired American gymnast. She was a member of the Olympic Gold medal winning 1996 U.S. Women's Gymnastics team in Atlanta. The hallmarks of ...more
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Kerri Strug is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Artistic Gymnastics
Steph Bowerhaus added age 41
Kerri Allyson Strug is a retired American gymnast from Tucson, Arizona. She was a member of the Magnificent Seven, the victorious all-around women's gymnastics team that represented the United ...more
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Aly Raisman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Artistic Gymnastics
Daviv Sumatal added age 24
Alexandra Rose "Aly" Raisman is an American artistic gymnast. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she was captain of the gold medal-winning US women's gymnastics team, and individually won a ...more
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Oksana Chusovitina is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Artistic Gymnastics
age 43
Oksana Aleksandrovna Chusovitina is a world and Olympic champion gymnast who competed for the Soviet Union, Uzbekistan and Germany. Chusovitina's career as an elite gymnast has spanned more than ...more
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Gabby Douglas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Artistic Gymnastics
Daviv Sumatal added age 23
Gabrielle Christina Victoria "Gabby" Douglas is an American artistic gymnast. As a member of the U.S. Women's Gymnastics team at the 2012 Summer Olympics, she won gold medals in both ...more