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Olga Korbut

Awards And Accomplishments

1968 Gold medal, Spartakiade championship
1969 Introduced Korbut Flip, Soviet national gymnastics championships
1970 Reserve competitor, world championships
1971 Placed fourth, Soviet national championships
1972 Team gold, individual gold (2) and individual silver, Olympic summer games
1972 Named "Athlete of the Year," ABC Wide World of Sports
1972 Youngest person named Honored Master of Sport, Soviet Union
1973 Named "Athlete of the Year," Associated Press
1974 Won five medals at world championships
1975 Named "Woman of the Year," United Nations
1976 Team gold and individual silver, Olympic summer games
1988 First inductee, Gymnastics Hall of Fame
1994 Named one of the top athletes of past 40 years, Sports Illustrated
1996 Official attaché of Belarus, Olympic summer games
1999 Named among the best sportswomen of the twentieth century, by Italian news agency ACHA

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