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Olga Korbut

The Mother of Gymnastics

4x Olympic Gold Medalist &

2x Olympic Silver Medalist



What is your career highlight?

With my success in gymnastics, I could help my family.


What advice do you have for an aspiring Olympic athlete?

It always helps when you work with a positive attitude.  You need to believe in your goal.


Who were your heroes growing up?

Natahsa Kuchinskaya.  She was from the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City.


What was your favorite event?

I think it was the bars.  I worked very hard on this event because I was very small and I couldn't reach the bars.  This became my favorite event.


What does a typical day look like for you now?

I still workout everyday.  I walk about 5 miles each day. 


How has the sport of gymnastics changed since you competed?

Many sports have changed because of equipment, it has made it easier.  Gymnastics is still very difficult.  I still love to watch the sport of gymnastics.


What is your favorite quote?

Don't put off what you can do today.