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Famous Jews In Gymnastics

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A list of the top Jewish gymnasts and famous Jews known for playing Gymnastics. These 25 Jewish athletes are an inspiration to every Jew & athlete out there, whether you're a fan of Gymnastics or just a fan of great athleticism in general. Personally, I'm a fan of both, which is why I've been building this whole series of lists celebrating famous Jewish athletes.
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  • Estella Agsteribbe

    Dec. at 34 (1909-1943)
    Estella "Stella" Agsteribbe (6 April 1909 – 17 September 1943) was a Dutch gymnast. She won the gold medal as member of the Dutch gymnastics team at the 1928 Summer Olympics in her native...  more
  • Yanina Batyrchina

    Age: 41
    Yana Batyrshina is a former individual rhythmic gymnast who competed for Russia. She is the 1996 Olympics All-around silver medalist, two time World All-around bronze medalist, the 1996 European...  more
  • Alyssa Beckerman

    Age: 40
    Alyssa Erin Beckerman (born January 23, 1981 in Long Branch, New Jersey) is a former American gymnast....  more
  • Valery Belenky

    Age: 51
    Valery Vladimirovich Belenky (Russian: Валерий Владимирович Беленький, German: Valeri Belenki; born 5 September 1969) is a retired Azerbaijani-German artistic gymnast who competed in the 1992 and...  more
  • Elka de Levie

    Dec. at 74 (1905-1979)
    Elka de Levie (21 November 1905 – 29 December 1979) was an Amsterdam-born Dutch gymnast who won the gold medal as member of the Dutch gymnastics team at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam. She was...  more
  • Philip Erenberg

    Dec. at 82 (1909-1992)
    Philip "Phil" Richard Erenberg (March 16, 1909 – February 2, 1992) is an American gymnast and Olympic medalist. He was Jewish. He competed at the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles where he...  more
  • Alfred Flatow

    Dec. at 73 (1869-1942)
    Alfred Flatow (3 October 1869 – 28 December 1942) was a German gymnast. He competed at the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens. He was Jewish.Flatow was a successful competitor in 1896. He won the...  more
  • Gustav Felix Flatow

  • Samu Fóti

    Dec. at 26 (1890-1916)
    Samu Fóti (17 May 1890 in Budapest – 17 June 1916 in Lipové) was a Hungarian gymnast who competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics. He was Jewish.He was part of the Hungarian team which won the silver...  more
  • Mitch Gaylord

    Age: 60
    Mitchell Jay Gaylord (born March 10, 1961) is an American gymnast and Olympic gold medalist....  more
  • Imre Gellért

    Age: 133
    Imre Gellért (24 July 1888 – 1981) was a Hungarian gymnast who competed in the 1908 Summer Olympics and in the 1912 Summer Olympics. In 1908 he participated in the individual all-around competition...  more
  • Maria Gorokhovskaya

    Dec. at 79 (1921-2001)
    Maria Kondratyevna Gorokhovskaya (Russian: Мария Кондратьевна Гороховская, Ukrainian: Марія Кіндратівна Гороховська; 17 October 1921 – 22 July 2001) was a Soviet gymnast of Jewish descent. At the...  more
  • Abie Grossfeld

    Age: 87
    Abie Grossfeld (born March 1, 1934) is an [America] former gymnast and current gymnastics coach. Grossfeld has represented the United States as a gymnastics competitor or coach in seven Olympic...  more
  • George Gulack

    Dec. at 82 (1905-1987)
    George Julius Gulack (May 12, 1905 – July 27, 1987) was an American gymnast and Olympic champion. He competed at the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles where he received a gold medal in ...  more
  • Ágnes Keleti

  • Natalia Laschenova

  • Tatiana Lysenko

    Age: 46
    Tatiana Felixivna Lysenko (Ukrainian: Тетяна Фелiксiвна Лисенко; born June 23, 1975) is a Soviet and Ukrainian former gymnast, who had her senior competitive career from 1990 to 1994. Lysenko was a...  more
  • Helena Nordheim

    Dec. at 39 (1903-1943)
    Helena "Lea" Nordheim (1 August 1903 – 2 July 1943) was a Dutch gymnast. She won the gold medal as a member of the Dutch gymnastics team at the 1928 Summer Olympics in her native Amsterdam.Nordheim...  more
  • Mikhail Perelman

  • Annie Polak

  • Vladimir Portnoi

    Age: 90
    Vladimir Portnoi was a Soviet gymnast. He is Jewish, and was born in Odessa....  more
  • Yulia Raskina (Юлия Раскина) (born April 9, 1982 in Minsk, Belarus) is a former individual rhythmic gymnast. she is the 2000 Olympics silver medalist, the 1999 World All-around silver medalist, the...  more
  • Yelena Lvovna Shushunova (Russian: Елена Львовна Шушунова; sometimes spelled Elena Shushunova; 23 April 1969 – 16 August 2018) was a Soviet Russian gymnast. Shushunova was one of five women...  more
  • Judijke Simons

  • Kerri Allyson Strug Fischer (born November 19, 1977) is a retired American gymnast from Tucson, Arizona. She was a member of the Magnificent Seven, the victorious all-around women's gymnastics team...  more