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The Best Olympic Athletes in Artistic Gymnastics

Updated October 10, 2019 7.0k votes 818 voters 20.8k views
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. {#nodes}
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  • Larisa Latynina1
    209
    32

    Date Of Birth1934-12-27

    Place Of BirthKherson,Ukraine,Europe,Earth,Northern Hemisphere

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionGymnastics at the 1964 Summer Olympics - Women's artistic individual all-around,Gymnastics at the 1964 Summer Olympics - Women's Vault,Gymnastics at the 1964 Summer Olympics - Women's Uneven Bars,Gymnastics at the 1964 Summer Olympics - Women's Balance Beam,Gymnastics at the 1964 Summer Olympics - Women's Floor

    Olympic Medalist EventWomen's Gymnastics, individual all-round,Women's Vault,Women's Uneven bars,Women's Balance Beam

    Olympic Medalist Games1964 Summer Olympics,1960 Summer Olympics,1956 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonSilver medal,Bronze medal,Gold medal

    Larisa Semyonovna Latynina (Ukrainian: Лариса Семенівна Латиніна, Russian: Лари́са Семёновна...  more
  • Nastia Liukin2
    275
    88

    Olympic CountryUnited States of America

    Date Of Birth1989-10-30

    Place Of BirthMoscow,Russia,Soviet Union,Europe,Asia

    Olympic SportArtistic gymnastics

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionGymnastics at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's artistic team all-around,Gymnastics at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's Floor,Gymnastics at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's Uneven Bars,Gymnastics at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's Balance Beam,Gymnastics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's artistic individual all-around

    Olympic Medalist EventWomen's Gymnastics, team competition,Women's Floor exercises,Women's Uneven bars,Women's Balance Beam

    Olympic Medalist Games2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Games Participant2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonSilver medal,Bronze medal,Gold medal

    Anastasia Valeryevna "Nastia" Liukin (; Russian: Анастасия "Настя" Валерьевна Люкина...  more
  • Tatiana Gutsu3
    184
    41

    Date Of Birth1976-09-05

    Place Of BirthOdessa,Ukraine,Kherson Governorate,Europe,Earth

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionGymnastics at the 1992 Summer Olympics – Women's Uneven Bars,Gymnastics at the 1992 Summer Olympics – Women's artistic individual all-around,Gymnastics at the 1992 Summer Olympics – Women's Floor

    Olympic Medalist EventWomen's Uneven bars,Women's Gymnastics, individual all-round,Women's Floor exercises

    Olympic Medalist Games1992 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonSilver medal,Gold medal,Bronze medal

    Tatiana Gutsu (Ukrainian: Тетяна Костянтинівна Ґуцу, Romanian: Tatiana Guţu; born September 5,...  more
  • Vitaly Scherbo4
    154
    27

    Date Of Birth1972-01-13

    Place Of BirthMinsk,Belarus,Minsk Province,Earth,Europe

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionGymnastics at the 1992 Summer Olympics – Men's Vault,Gymnastics at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Men's Vault,Gymnastics at the 1992 Summer Olympics – Men's artistic individual all-around,Gymnastics at the 1992 Summer Olympics – Men's parallel bars,Gymnastics at the 1992 Summer Olympics – Men's pommel horse

    Olympic Medalist EventMen's Vault,Men's Gymnastics, individual all-round,Men's Parallel bars,Men's Pommel horse

    Olympic Medalist Games1992 Summer Olympics,1996 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal,Bronze medal

    Vitaly Venediktovich Scherbo (or Shcherbo) (Russian: Виталий Венедиктович Щербо, Belarusian:...  more
  • Sandra Izbașa5
    170
    52

    Olympic CountryRomania

    Date Of Birth1990-06-18

    Place Of BirthBucharest,Romania,Earth,Europe,European Union

    Olympic SportArtistic gymnastics

    NationalityRomania

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionGymnastics at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's artistic team all-around,Gymnastics at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's Floor

    Olympic Medalist EventWomen's Gymnastics, team competition,Women's Floor exercises

    Olympic Medalist Games2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Games Participant2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonBronze medal,Gold medal

    Sandra Raluca Izbașa (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈsandra izˈbaʃa]; born 18 June 1990) is a...  more
  • Svetlana Boginskaya6

    Date Of Birth1973-02-09

    Place Of BirthMinsk,Belarus,Minsk Province,Earth,Europe

    NationalityBelarus

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionGymnastics at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Women's Vault,Gymnastics at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Women's Floor,Gymnastics at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Women's artistic individual all-around

    Olympic Medalist EventWomen's Vault,Women's Floor exercises,Women's Gymnastics, individual all-round

    Olympic Medalist Games1988 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal,Silver medal,Bronze medal

    Svetlana Leonidovna Boginskaya (Belarusian: Святлана Леанідаўна Багінская; Russian: Светла́на...  more
  • Shawn Johnson7
    220
    90

    Olympic CountryUnited States of America

    Date Of Birth1992-01-19

    Place Of BirthWest Des Moines,United States of America,Iowa,Dallas County,Polk County

    Olympic SportArtistic gymnastics

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionGymnastics at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's artistic team all-around,Gymnastics at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's Floor,Gymnastics at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's Balance Beam,Gymnastics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's artistic individual all-around

    Olympic Medalist EventWomen's Gymnastics, team competition,Women's Floor exercises,Women's Balance Beam,Women's Gymnastics

    Olympic Medalist Games2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Games Participant2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonSilver medal,Gold medal

    Shawn Machel Johnson East (born January 19, 1992) is an American former artistic gymnast. She...  more
  • Epke Zonderland8
    102
    15

    Date Of Birth1986-04-16

    Place Of BirthLemmer,Netherlands,Friesland,Europe,Earth

    NationalityNetherlands

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionGymnastics at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's Horizontal Bar

    Olympic Medalist EventMen's Horizontal bar

    Olympic Medalist Games2008 Summer Olympics

    Epke Jan Zonderland (born 16 April 1986) is a Dutch gymnast and 2012 Olympics gold medalist...  more
  • Nadia Comaneci9
    298
    164

    Nadia Comaneci

    Age: 57

    Date Of Birth1961-11-12

    Place Of BirthOneşti,Romania,Earth,Europe,European Union

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionGymnastics at the 1980 Summer Olympics – Women's artistic individual all-around,Gymnastics at the 1980 Summer Olympics – Women's Balance Beam,Gymnastics at the 1980 Summer Olympics – Women's Floor,Gymnastics at the 1976 Summer Olympics – Women's artistic individual all-around,Gymnastics at the 1976 Summer Olympics – Women's Uneven Bars

    Olympic Medalist EventWomen's Gymnastics, individual all-round,Women's Balance Beam,Women's Floor exercises,Women's Uneven bars

    Olympic Medalist Games1980 Summer Olympics,1976 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonSilver medal,Gold medal,Bronze medal

    Nadia Elena Comăneci (UK: , US: , Romanian: [ˈnadi.a koməˈnetʃʲ] (listen); born 12 November...  more

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  • Marcel Nguyen10
    92
    28

    Olympic CountryGermany

    Date Of Birth1987-09-08

    Place Of BirthMunich, Germany

    NationalityGermany

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionGymnastics at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men's parallel bars, Gymnastics at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men's artistic individual all-around

    Weight55

    Olympic Medalist EventMen's Parallel bars, Men's Gymnastics, individual all-round

    Olympic Medalist GamesThe London 2012 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Games ParticipantThe London 2012 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonSilver medal

    Marcel Nguyen is a German artistic gymnast....  more
  • Steliana Nistor11
    88
    37

    Olympic CountryRomania

    Date Of Birth1989-09-15

    Place Of BirthSibiu,Romania,Sibiu County,Transylvania,Earth

    Olympic SportArtistic gymnastics

    NationalityRomania

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionGymnastics at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's artistic team all-around

    Olympic Medalist EventWomen's Gymnastics, team competition

    Olympic Medalist Games2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Games Participant2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonBronze medal

    Steliana Nistor (born 15 September 1989) is a Romanian former artistic gymnast. She was a key...  more
  • Olga Korbut12
    70
    23

    Date Of Birth1955-05-16

    Place Of BirthHrodna,Belarus,Białystok Voivodeship - II RP,Earth,Europe

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionGymnastics at the 1976 Summer Olympics – Women's Balance Beam,Gymnastics at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Women's uneven bars,Gymnastics at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Women's balance beam,Gymnastics at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Women's floor

    Olympic Medalist EventWomen's Balance Beam,Women's Uneven bars,Women's Floor exercises

    Olympic Medalist Games1976 Summer Olympics,1972 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonSilver medal,Gold medal

    Olga Valentinovna Korbut (born 16 May 1955) is a Belarusian former gymnast. Nicknamed the...  more
  • Denis Ablyazin13
    64
    20

    Denis Ablyazin

    Age: 26

    Olympic CountryRussia

    Date Of Birth1992-08-03

    Place Of BirthPenza, Russia

    Olympic SportArtistic gymnastics

    NationalityRussia

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionGymnastics at the 2012 Summer Olympics- Men's Floor Exercises, Gymnastics at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men's floor, Gymnastics at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men's vault

    Olympic Medalist EventMen's Vault, Men's Floor exercises

    Olympic Medalist GamesThe London 2012 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Games ParticipantThe London 2012 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonBronze medal, Silver medal

    Denis Ablyazin is a Russian artistic gymnast....  more
  • Simone Biles14
    45
    5

    Simone Biles

  • Elena Zamolodchikova15

    Date Of Birth1982-09-19

    Place Of BirthMoscow,Russia,Soviet Union,Europe,Asia

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionGymnastics at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Women's Floor,Gymnastics at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Women's vault

    Olympic Medalist EventWomen's Floor exercises,Women's Vault

    Olympic Medalist Games2000 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

    Elena Mikhailovna "Zamo" Zamolodchikova (Russian: Еле́на Миха́йловна Замоло́дчикова; born 19...  more
  • Aliya Mustafina16
    79
    41

    Olympic CountryRussia

    Date Of Birth1994-09-30

    Place Of BirthYegoryevsk, Russia

    Olympic SportGymnastics

    NationalityRussia

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionGymnastics at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's floor, Gymnastics at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's artistic individual all-around, Gymnastics at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's artistic team all-around, Gymnastics at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's uneven bars

    Weight48

    Olympic Medalist EventWomen's Floor exercises, Women's Uneven bars, Women's Gymnastics, team competition, Women's Gymnastics

    Olympic Medalist GamesThe London 2012 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Games ParticipantThe London 2012 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonBronze medal, Gold medal, Silver medal

    Aliya Farkhatovna Mustafina (Russian: Алия Фархатовна Мустафина [ɐlʲɪˈja fɐrˈxatəvnə...  more
  • Kohei Uchimura17
    64
    31

    Olympic CountryJapan

    Date Of Birth1989-01-03

    Place Of BirthNagasaki,Japan,Kyūshū,Nagasaki Prefecture,Earth

    Olympic SportArtistic gymnastics

    NationalityJapan

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionGymnastics at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's artistic team all-around,Gymnastics at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's artistic individual all-around

    Olympic Medalist EventMen's Gymnastics, team competition,Men's Gymnastics, individual all-round

    Olympic Medalist Games2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Games Participant2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonSilver medal

    Kōhei Uchimura (内村 航平, Uchimura Kōhei, born January 3, 1989) is a Japanese gymnast. He is a...  more
  • Li Xiaopeng18
    55
    25

    Olympic CountryChina

    Date Of Birth1981-07-27

    Place Of BirthChangsha,China,Hunan,Earth,Asia

    Olympic SportArtistic gymnastics

    NationalityChina

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionGymnastics at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's parallel bars,Gymnastics at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Men's parallel bars,Gymnastics at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's artistic team all-around,Gymnastics at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's parallel bars

    Olympic Medalist EventMen's Parallel bars,Men's Gymnastics, team competition

    Olympic Medalist Games2008 Summer Olympics,2000 Summer Olympics,2004 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Games Participant2004 Summer Olympics,2008 Summer Olympics,2000 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal,Bronze medal

    Li Xiaopeng (simplified Chinese: 李小鹏; traditional Chinese: 李小鵬; pinyin: Lǐ Xiǎopéng; July 27,...  more
  • Carly Patterson19
    84
    55

    Olympic CountryUnited States of America

    Date Of Birth1988-02-04

    Place Of BirthBaton Rouge,United States of America,Louisiana,East Baton Rouge Parish

    Olympic SportArtistic gymnastics

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionGymnastics at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Women's Balance Beam,Gymnastics at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Women's artistic individual all-around

    Olympic Medalist EventWomen's Balance Beam,Women's Gymnastics, individual all-round

    Olympic Medalist Games2004 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Games Participant2004 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonSilver medal,Gold medal

    Carly Patterson Caldwell (born February 4, 1988) is an American singer, songwriter and former...  more

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  • Aly Raisman20
    93
    66

    Olympic CountryUnited States of America

    Date Of Birth1994-05-25

    Place Of BirthNeedham, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Olympic SportArtistic gymnastics

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionGymnastics at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's floor, Gymnastics at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's artistic team all-around, Gymnastics at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's balance beam

    Weight52.2

    Olympic Medalist EventWomen's Floor exercises, Women's Balance Beam, Women's Gymnastics, team competition

    Olympic Medalist GamesThe London 2012 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Games ParticipantThe London 2012 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonBronze medal, Gold medal

    Alexandra Rose Raisman (born May 25, 1994) is an American gymnast, model and two-time...  more

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  • Alicia Sacramone21
    71
    51

    Olympic CountryUnited States of America

    Date Of Birth1987-12-03

    Place Of BirthWinchester,United States of America,Middlesex County,Massachusetts

    Olympic SportArtistic gymnastics

    NationalityUnited States of America,Italy

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionGymnastics at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's artistic team all-around

    Olympic Medalist EventWomen's Gymnastics, team competition

    Olympic Medalist Games2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Games Participant2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonSilver medal

    Alicia Marie Sacramone Quinn (; born December 3, 1987) is a retired American artistic gymnast....  more
  • 22

    Date Of Birth1991-05-08

    Place Of BirthConstanţa,Romania,Constanţa County,Earth,Europe

    Anamaria Tămârjan (born May 8, 1991 in Constanţa) is a Romanian artistic gymnast. She is a...  more
  • Oksana Chusovitina23

    Olympic CountryGermany

    Date Of Birth1975-06-19

    Place Of BirthBukhara,Asia,Buxoro Province,Uzbekistan,Northern Hemisphere

    Olympic SportArtistic gymnastics

    NationalityGermany

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionGymnastics at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's Vault

    Olympic Medalist EventWomen's Vault

    Olympic Medalist Games2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Games Participant2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonSilver medal

    Oksana Aleksandrovna Chusovitina (Russian: Оксана Александровна Чусовитина; born 19 June 1975)...  more
  • Kerri Strug24
    36
    18

    Date Of Birth1977-11-19

    Place Of BirthTucson,United States of America,Arizona,Pima County

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Kerri Allyson Strug Fischer (born November 19, 1977) is a retired American gymnast from...  more
  • Mary Lou Retton25
    40
    22

    Date Of Birth1968-01-24

    Place Of BirthFairmont,United States of America,Marion County,West Virginia

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionGymnastics at the 1984 Summer Olympics – Women's uneven bars,Gymnastics at the 1984 Summer Olympics – Women's artistic individual all-around,Gymnastics at the 1984 Summer Olympics – Women's vault,Gymnastics at the 1984 Summer Olympics – Women's floor

    Olympic Medalist EventWomen's Uneven bars,Women's Gymnastics, individual all-round,Women's Vault,Women's Floor exercises

    Olympic Medalist Games1984 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonBronze medal,Gold medal,Silver medal

    Mary Lou Retton (born January 24, 1968) is a retired American gymnast. At the 1984 Summer...  more