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Olga Korbut

Chronology

1955 Born May 16, in Grodno, Belarussia (now Belarus)
1963 Begins gymnastics training
1967 Enters Belarussian junior championship
1969 Competes in first Soviet national championship
1972 Represents Soviet Union at Olympic summer games, Munich, Germany
1976 Represents Soviet Union at Olympic summer games, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1977 Retires from competition
1978 Marries Leonid Bortkevich (divorced, 2000)
1979 Gives birth to son, Richard
1986 Becomes active in relief efforts following Chernobyl nuclear accident
1991 Relocates to U.S.
1993 Becomes gymnastics coach
2001 Marries Alex Voinich; becomes gymnastics instructor in Dunwoody, Georgia
2002 Arrested for shoplifting and investigated for counterfeiting

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