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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 on Wikipedia

Age: 29

Birthplace: Petrozavodsk, Russia

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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 has now twice equalled this record, at Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008. Tying Mark Spitz's record, Dityatin also held the all-time Olympic record for most individual medals at a single Games, at seven, until Michael Phelps broke it at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Dityatin competed for the Leningrad Dinamo sports society. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 61

Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

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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 on Wikipedia

Age: 24

Birthplace: Kalmykia, Russia

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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 on Wikipedia

Age: 31

Birthplace: Yekaterinburg, Russia

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