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Gymnasts: 1989 and Earlier

Bios of gymnasts from the 1980s and earlier.

Nadia Comaneci
The most recognized name in gymnastics, Comaneci won five Olympic gold medals and was the first gymnast to score a perfect 10.0 in Olympic competition.

Svetlana Boguinskaya
This three-time Olympian won the world all-around title in 1989 and swept the golds at the European Championships in 1990.

Tim Daggett
Daggett won a gold medal with the 1984 Olympic team, and is a commentator for NBC.

6 Beautiful Photos of Legend Olga Korbut
Gymnast Olga Korbut was the star of the 1972 Olympics -- winning multiple medals and earning crowd-favorite status with her daring and risky flips.

Alicia Sacramone
Alicia Sacramone is a world champion on vault and 2008 Olympic medalist. Find out all about her gymnastics accomplishments, cool skills, and her life outside the gym.

Mary Lou Retton
The 1984 Olympic all-around champion is perhaps the most famous American gymnast of all time.

Li Ning
Li is one of the most successful Chinese gymnasts of all time, and now has one of the most successful clothing apparel companies in the world.

6 Vintage Photos of Mary Lou Retton
Photos from the 1984 Olympics, where Retton became a household name after winning the all-around.

Samantha Peszek
Samantha Peszek was a member of the 2008 Olympic team and 2007 world team. Find out more about her life in and out of gym.

Cathy Rigby
Cathy Rigby was the first American woman to win a world medal. She later became a renowned actress, as well.

Ludmilla Tourischeva
Tourischeva, from the former Soviet Union, won an incredible nine Olympic medals and 11 world medals during the 1970s.

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