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Olga Korbut’s  2012, marks the 40th Anniversary of Olga Korbut’s gold medal performances in the  1972, Munich Olympic games. The time when gymnastics was revolutionized to the sport it is today.

50 stunning Olympic moments No47: Olga Korbut redefines gymnastics

At the 1972 Munich Olympics, a young Soviet athlete stunned the crowd, winning three gold medals and pulling off the move that became known as 'the Korbut flip' : Olga Korbut


Nadia Comaneci, of Romania, dismounts from the uneven parallel bars at the Olympic Games in Montreal, Canada on July 1976 by Paul Vathis

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Multiple exposure shot of Nadia Comaneci& routine on the balance beam at the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games. Her 18 July 1976 performance on the uneven bars was the first-ever perfect score of in the history of the Olympics.


Yulia Barsukova, Russia, was the oldest Olympic champion in rhythmic gymnastics years — untilEvgenia Kanaeva (Russia) won at London Olympics 2012 being 22 years old.

This Day in History: Jul 18, 1976: Nadia Comăneci - first person in Olympic Games history to score a perfect 10

Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci competes in the womens gymnastics floor Summer Olympic Games in Montreal, August At Comaneci won the gold medal in the individual standings, with the maximum score of A first in the history of the Olympics.

Gymnast Olga Korbut, Belarusian, Soviet-born gymnast who won four gold medals and two silver medals at the Summer Olympics, in which she competed in 1972 and 1976 for the USSR team. At the 1972 Olympics, her acrobatics and open high level gymnastics brought her much fame.

50 Olympic moments that stunned the world, Nos 25-16

10 Oct 1995: Dominique Moceanu

WATCH: Olympian Blasts Coaches Who 'Scar' Young Women

Dominique Moceanu wowed the world as a member of the "Magnificent Seven," the U. women's gymnastics team that took home a gold medal at the 1996 Olympi.

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