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Famous Gymnasts

Read all about the legends of gymnastics: the "Queen of Gymnastics" Nadia Comaneci, the first US Olympic All-Around Gold Medalist Mary Lou Retton and more recent stars such as Shawn Johnson, Nastia Liukin, and Gabby Douglas.
  1. Gymnasts: 1989 and Earlier (11)
  2. Gymnasts: 1990-1999 (16)
  3. Gymnasts: 2000-2009 (29)
  4. Gymnasts: 2010 On (31)
  5. Interviews (14)

The Top 10 American Gymnasts of All Time

The 10 Most Famous American Gymnasts
From Mary Lou Retton to Gabby Douglas -- these are the gymnasts that everyone knows.

Gymnasts on Twitter
A directory of gymnasts and coaches who tweet.

Gymnasts to Watch for the 2016 Olympics
The up-and-coming stars to keep your eye on for the next Olympics, and the years before

The Latest on Gabby Douglas' Comeback
Olympic champion gymnast Gabby Douglas is back training, working toward a comeback for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Can she do it? We have the latest news, as well as the challenges and opportunities she may face.

Gabrielle Douglas
All about the 2012 Olympic all-around champ and member of the Fierce Five.

Gabby Douglas Photos
A gallery of shots from Olympic all-around champ Gabby Douglas' career.

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

Male Gymnasts to Watch for the 2016 Rio Olympics
The gymnasts that could be major players int he years leading up to Rio 2016.

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.

Shawn Johnson
Johnson won four medals in Beijing, including gold on balance beam. She's one of the most popular US gymnasts of all time.

Gallery of Shawn Johnson Photographs
A slideshow of images of the world and Olympic champion.

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

Nastia Liukin
The 2008 Olympic all-around champion has brought home tons of other world and Olympic medals as well.

Kim Zmeskal
The three-time national champ was also the first American world all-around champion.

Nastia Liukin Photo Gallery
Beautiful shots of the world and Olympic gold medalist, through the years.

Aly Raisman Photos
A gallery of two-time Olympic gold medalist Alexandra (Aly) Raisman.

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.

Shannon Miller
One of the most decorated American gymnasts of all time, Miller has won seven Olympic medals and nine World Championships medals.

Alexandra Raisman
Aly Raisman finished 3rd at the 2011 US nationals, and was a 2010 world team member.

Jordyn Wieber
The 2011 world all-around champ was also a member of the 2012 Olympics' gold-medal squad, the Fierce Five.

Gymnast: Jana Bieger
Bieger was a three-time silver medalist at the 2006 world championships and an alternate to the 2008 Olympic team.

Dominique Dawes
Olympic champion Dominique Dawes won the team gold with the Magificent Seven in 1996, and qualified to three Olympic teams in all.

Dominique Moceanu
Moceanu was the youngest member of the 1996 US Olympic team that won gold.

Viktoria Komova
2012 Olympic gymnastics hopeful Viktoria Komova should help lead the Russian team in London.

Larisa Iordache
A team bronze medalist in 2012, Iordache has also won multiple medals at the European Championships.

Kerri Strug
Kerri Strug is best known for the vault she performed on an injured ankle to help the US women win gold in 1996. Here's more on her career.

Chellsie Memmel
Chellsie Memmel won two world gold medals in 2003, and was the 2005 world all-around champion. Find out more about her gymnastics career, her life, and the cool skills she performs.

Aliya Mustafina
Mustafina became world all-around champion in 2010, dominating the competition with two gold and three silver medals.

Gymnast: Vitaly Scherbo
Scherbo is considered one of the best male gymnasts of all time: he won 10 Olympic medals during his career, and dominated the 1992 Games with six golds.

Jonathan Horton
Jonathan Horton led the US team to a surprise bronze medal at the 2008 Olympics.

Jake Dalton
Bio of 2012 Olympian and University of Oklahoma gymnast Jake Dalton

Carly Patterson
Patterson won the 2004 Olympic all-around gold, and is now working to launch a singing career. Find out about her gymnastics accomplishments and life after the Olympics.

Sam Mikulak
All about 2012 Olympian and Michigan gymnast Sam Mikulak

Kohei Uchimura
Uchimura won the world all-around title three times in a row, from 2009-2011.

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

Amanda Borden
Bio of 1996 Olympic team captain Amanda Borden.

Jacyie Phelps
Bio of the 1996 Olympic team member, and 1994 and 1995 world team member.

Amy Chow
Amy Chow was a member of the 1996 Olympic team that won gold -- and the 2000 team that took the bronze.

Paul Hamm
In 2003, Hamm became the first US man to become World All-Around Champion. In 2004, he won the Olympic all-around title as well. Hamm has done it all in the sport of gymnastics, and was training for more gold in 2008 before an injury derailed him.

Blaine Wilson
The five-time US national champ, gymnast Blaine Wilson also qualified onto three Olympic gymnastics teams.

Svetlana Khorkina
The Russia gymnast was a three-time world champion and two-time Olympic champion.

Gymnast: Terin Humphrey
Olympic gymnast Terin Humphrey won two silver medals at the 2004 Athens Olympics, and was a member of the 2003 world team that won gold.

Tasha Schwikert
A member of the 2000 Olympic team and an alternate to the 2004 team, Schwikert was also a two-time national all-around champion, in 2001 and 2002.

Courtney McCool
McCool was a member of the 2004 Olympic team and the winner of the 2004 Athens test event.

Gymnast: Annia Hatch
Gymnast Annia Portuondo Hatch competed for both Cub and the United States, and won a silver medal with the American team at the 2004 Olympics.

Mohini Bhardwaj
Bhardwaj won the silver medal with the 2004 Olympic team, and was a star on the UCLA gymnastics team as well.

Kristen Maloney
Olympic gymnast Kristen Maloney was a two-time national champ in the late '90s, and a star gymnast for UCLA in the early 2000s.

Tasha Schwikert
A member of the 2000 Olympic team and an alternate to the 2004 team, Schwikert was also a two-time national all-around champion, in 2001 and 2002.

Elise Ray
Elise Ray was the 2000 US national champion, and the leader of the 2000 Olympic team.

Mattie Larson
Larson was the runner-up at the 2010 US nationals. Here's the lowdown on her gymnastics.

Jamie Dantzscher
Gymnast Jamie Dantzscher was a 2000 Olympic bronze medalist and a star at UCLA.

Elise Ray
Elise Ray was the 2000 US national champion, and the leader of the 2000 Olympic team.

Elizabeth Price
A bio of American gymnast Elizabeth Price, an alternate to the 2012 Olympic gymnastics team

Bridget Sloan
Sloan was a member of the 2008 Olympic team, and became the world all-around champion in 2009.

Rebecca Bross
Bross placed second all-around at the 2009 worlds. Here's more about her in and out of the gym.

Cheng Fei
Cheng Fei is a Chinese superstar in the sport of gymnastics. Find out all about her gymnastics career, her accomplishments, and her personal life.

Sarah Finnegan
This alternate to the 2012 Olympic team could be a big player for the US team after London.

Lexie Priessman
American gymnast Lexie Priessman was the 2012 US junior national champ.

Katelyn Ohashi
The 2011 junior national champion is expected to be a future star for the United States.

Yang Wei
Yang Wei is one of the most accomplished Chinese gymnasts of all time. Here's what he's done.

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.

Famous Gymnasts' Birthdays
A birthday calendar of gymnasts of the past and present.

Simone Biles
This junior stand-out is now on the senior scene, and has enormous potential.

Steliana Nistor
Romanian gymnast Steliana Nistor took 4th all-around at the 2006 Worlds, then captured the silver in 2007.

John Roethlisberger
Three-time Olympic gymnast John Roethlisberger was one of the best American gymnasts of all time.

Shawn Johnson on Dancing with the Stars
Watch episodes, get photos, and read about Shawn Johnson's appearances on Dancing with the Stars.

Review: Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions
Should you go to the Olympic gymnastics tour? Here's why you should.

Terin Humphrey's Career Highlights
A gallery of the gymnastics career of 2004 Olympic gymnast Terin Humphrey.

Ivana Hong
Hong was a US national and world team member, and competes for Stanford University

McKayla Maroney Photo Gallery
The 2012 Olympic gold medalist through the years.

Jennie Thompson
Thompson, a former American Cup all-around champ, was a stand-out for the US in the 1990s.

Shayla Worley
Worley was a 2007 world champion with the US team, and a competitor for the University of Georgia gymnastics team.

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