Aleksei Yurievich Nemov ( Russian: Алексей Юрьевич Немов; born May 28, 1976) is a legendary gymnast from Barashevo, Russia. He is often called by many sports commentators and fans Sexy Aleksei. Ever the extrovert, he often poses and waves to crowds during competition. Nemov's sense of showmanship and his routines packed full of exciting skills have won him many fans. ...more on Wikipedia about "Aleksei Nemov"
Alina Kabaeva Russian: Алина Кабаева (born May 12, 1983 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan) is an individual rhythmic gymnast from Russia. She is known for her extreme natural flexibility. She stands at 1.67m (5'6) and weighs 48kg (106lbs). Alina is Russia's most successful rhythmic gymnast to date, and is also one of the most decorated gymnasts in the history of rhythmic gymnastics. ...more on Wikipedia about "Alina Kabaeva"
Aliya Yussupova Russian: Алия Юсупова (born May 15th, 1984 in Chimkent, Kazakhstan) is an Individual Rhythmic Gymnast who competes for her birth country, Kazakhstan but, is coached by the famous Russian coach, Irina Viner. ...more on Wikipedia about "Aliya Yussupova"
Allana Slater is one of Australia's most successful gymnasts ever. She was born April 3rd, 1984 in Perth, Western Australia. She suffered from a condition called sleep apnea in her early years. Allana was hooked up to a machine that monitored her breathing and heart rate. ...more on Wikipedia about "Allana Slater"
Almudena Cid Tostado (born June 15, 1980 in Vitoria, Spain) is an Individual Rhythmic Gymnast. She is the oldest currently competing elite rhythmic gymnast. Almudena lives in Barcelona. Almudena holds a modelling contract with Nike and she has modelled for an underwear store, Love Store. She speaks Spanish, Basque and English. Almudena is one of the only Western European gymnasts able to seriously compete against gymnasts from Eastern Europe. ...more on Wikipedia about "Almudena Cid Tostado"
Anna Bessonova Ukrainian: Ганна Володїмїріівна Безсонова (Ganna Volodymyriivna Bezsonova) / Russian: Анна Влодймйровна Бессонова (Anna Vlodymyrovna Bessonova) is an Individual Rhythmic Gymnast born July 29th, 1984 in Kyiv, Ukraine. ...more on Wikipedia about "Anna Bessonova"
Anna Anatolyevna Pavlova (Анна Павлова), born September 6, 1987, is a Russian artistic gymnast who was a double bronze medalist (team, vault) at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. She is known for her clean technique and balletic style. ...more on Wikipedia about "Anna Pavlova (gymnast)"
Carly Rae Patterson (born February 4, 1988 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is an American gymnast. She currently lives in Allen, Texas. ...more on Wikipedia about "Carly Patterson"
Cătălina Ponor, (born August 20 1987), is a gymnast from Constanţa, Romania. She was a triple silver medalist at the 2003 World Championships and won three gold medals at both the 2004 European Championships and the 2004 Summer Olympics. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cătălina Ponor"
Cheng Fei was born on May 28, 1988 in Huangshi, Hubei Province. She began gymnastics at the age of six, and by the age of ten, she was invited to join the Hubei provincial team. In late 2001, she was accepted to the National Team. Her coaches are Lu Shanzhen and Liu Qunlin. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cheng Fei"
Courtney Anne Kupets (born July 27, 1986 in Bedford, Texas) is an American gymnast. She is best known for her 2003 and 2004 all-around national championships (with Carly Patterson as co-champion in 2004); her membership on the 2003 world championship and 2004 Olympic silver medal-winning teams; and her individual bronze medal on the uneven bars at the 2004 Olympics. ...more on Wikipedia about "Courtney Kupets"
American gymnast Courtney McCool was a team member in the 2004 Summer Olympics Games women's artistic gymnastic team. She helped the team place second, earning the silver medal behind Romania. She was the runner-up at 2003's Junior US Championships, and vaulted her way to a silver medal at the 2003 Pan American Games. At sixteen years old and in her first year as a senior gymnast, McCool was the runner-up at March's American Cup and the all-around champion at the Olympic Test Event in Athens where she was the only gymnast to qualify for all four event finals, winning the silver on vault and bronze on bars. In 2004 McCool placed second all-around at the US Olympic Trials, securing her spot on the Olympic Team. McCool was born April 1 1988, in Kansas City, MO. ...more on Wikipedia about "Courtney McCool"
Elena Mikhailyevna Zamolodchikova (born on September 19, 1982 in Moscow, Russia), 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 competition, the World Championships, where she won the gold in vault and floor exercise, the bronze in the all-around. She is also one of a handful of women to have successfully competed the double double on floor (others include Cheng Fei and Daniela Silivas). ...more on Wikipedia about "Elena Zamolodchikova"
Eleni Andriola Greek: Ελίνα Ανδριόλα (born 9th November, 1986 in Athens, Greece) is an Individual Rhythmic Gymnast. She started Rhythmic gymnastics in 1994, and she has been on the Greek National Team since 1998. Eleni's first International event was the 2001 Madrid World Championships. ...more on Wikipedia about "Eleni Andriola" This article is made for shortopedia
Émilie Lepennec (born December 31, 1987) is a gymnast from France. She won gold in the women's uneven bars at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens with a score of 9.697, thus becoming the first French gymnast ever to win an individual medal in women's artistic gymnastics in an Olympic games. In 2005 she became European Champion on uneven bars and a European Bronze Medalist on floor. She was also first in the all-around during qualifications, but lost any chance to win a European medal when she fell on balance beam. Emillie also competed in the 2005 World Championships in Melbourne, but mistakes prevented her from medalling here. ...more on Wikipedia about "Émilie Le Pennec"
Fan Ye was born on October 23, 1986 in Hebei, China. She is a Chinese gymnast who is coached by Liu Guicheng and He Hua in Beijing. She admires fellow Chinese gymnast Liu Xuan and Russian gymnast Svetlana Khorkina for the longevity of their involvement in the sport. ...more on Wikipedia about "Fan Ye"
Gervasio Deferr Angel (born November 7, 1980 in Premià de Mar, Barcelona) is a gymnast from Spain, who started in gymnastics at the age of five, and has since become the number one athlete of his country in that sport. ...more on Wikipedia about "Gervasio Deferr"
Heather Ross-McManus (born September 3, 1973 in Etobicoke, Ontario) is a Canadian trampoline gymnast. After representing Canada internationally in trampolining, she retired from competition in 1993. However, in 1998 with trampoline being accepted as a sport in the Olympic Games, she returned to competition and again reached the highest levels. ...more on Wikipedia about "Heather Ross-McManus"
Igor Cassina (born 15 August 1977) is a gymnast from Seregno, Milan, Italy. He won gold in the men's horizontal bar at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. This was the infamous competition in which a low score for an exciting routine by Alexei Nemov of Russia caused the crowd to boo and protest for fifteen minutes until the score was raised. Despite this atmosphere, Cassina performed his incredibly difficult exercise without major error, and there appeared to be a consensus that his victory over Paul Hamm of the USA was deserved. ...more on Wikipedia about "Igor Cassina"
Inna Zhukova ( Belarusian: Іна Жукава; Russian: Инна Жукова) is a Belarusian individual Rhythmic Gymnast born on the 6th of September, 1986 in Krasnodar, Russia. She started rhythmic gymnastics in 1990 at age 4. Originally, she trained in Russia but, she was invited to train in Belarus with the coach, Irina Leparskaya, who has trained many prominent gymnasts. ...more on Wikipedia about "Inna Zhukova"
Irina Tchachina (also Chaschina) ( Russian: Ирина Чащина) ...more on Wikipedia about "Irina Tchachina"
Jennifer Parilla (born January 9, 1981) is an American gymnast born in Newport Beach, California. She currently attends Orange Coast College. She placed 9th in the trampoline competition at the 2000 Summer Olympics. ...more on Wikipedia about "Jennifer Parilla"
Jury Dimitri Chechi (born October 11, 1969 in Prato) is an Italian gymnast. He won the Olympics title in the rings at Atlanta 1996 and was third at Athens 2004. This bronze was the fruit of an amazing comeback at the age of 35- ten to fifteen years older than most of his competitors! ...more on Wikipedia about "Jury Chechi"
Karen Cockburn (born October 2, 1980 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian trampoline gymnast. She began trampolining at age 12, and is a student at York University. She won a bronze medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in the individual event. She won a gold medal at the 2003 world championships in Hannover, Germany in the same event and a bronze in the team event. At the 2004 Summer Olympics she won a silver medal in the individual event. ...more on Wikipedia about "Karen Cockburn"
Kate Richardson (born June 27, 1984 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a Canadian artistic gymnast. She began gymnastics at age three. At the 2004 Summer Olympics, she placed 7th in the floor exercises event. She is currently a student at UCLA. ...more on Wikipedia about "Kate Richardson (gymnast)"
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