Famous Gymnasts - List of Famous Gymnasts

Gymnasts are the individuals who are trained in the sport of gymnastics and engage in competitive events at the regional, national or international level. Gymnastics are the physical exercises that involve the display of physical strength, agility, flexibility, coordination and balance. Gymnastics are performed using specialized equipment and apparatus such as bars, rings, vault and balance beams, rings, etc. The modern day gymnastics has its origins in ancient Greece where young men were trained for war through muscle-building exercises like wrestling, boxing, jumping, and running. The sports evolved with time and today it is performed by men as well as women. The Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG) is the body that governs all of the international competitive gymnastic sports. The most popular discipline of gymnastics is artistic gymnastics which is a popular spectator sport at the Summer Olympic Games. Women’s events primarily include balance beam, uneven bars, floor exercise, and vault while men’s events include pommel horse, floor exercise, still rings, parallel bars and high bar. Other gymnastic disciplines include rhythmic gymnastics, tumbling, aerobic gymnastics, and team gymnastics. Browse this section know about the famous gymnasts from all over the world.

The Most Famous Gymnasts

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Sofie DossiJune 21, 2001AmericanSofie Dossi is an American gymnast, contortionist, hand balancer, and aerialist
Aurelia DobreNovember 16, 1972RomanianAurelia Dobre is a retired Romanian artistic gymnast
Paris BerelcDecember 29, 1998AmericanCheck out all that you wanted to know about Paris Berelc, the famous T.V
Ragan SmithAugust 8, 2000AmericanRagan Smith is an American artistic gymnast
Nadia ComaneciNovember 12, 1961RomanianRomanian athlete Nadia Comăneci is credited for being the first female gymnast to score a perfect 10 in the history of Olympics
Whitney BjerkenMarch 4, 2005AmericanCheck out all that you wanted to know about Whitney Bjerken, the famous gymnast & YouTuber; her birthday, her family and personal life, fun trivia facts and more.
Aly RaismanMay 25, 1994AmericanAly Raisman is an American gymnast
Nile WilsonJanuary 17, 1996BritishOlympic bronze medalist Nile Wilson is an English artistic gymnast
Olga KorbutMay 16, 1955BelarusianOlga Korbut is a former Soviet gymnast who won six Olympic medals for her country and earned the title of ‘The Sparrow from Minsk’
Daniela SilivașMay 9, 1972RomanianDaniela Silivas is a former Romanian gymnast who won six medals at the 1988 Olympic Games

Shawn Johnson

Shawn Johnson is a retired American gymnast who won gold medal in balance beam at the 2008 Summer Olympics

AmericanJanuary 19, 199297 views

Svetlana Boginskaya

Svetlana Boginskaya is a former Soviet/Unified Team/Belarusian gymnast who was famously known as the ‘Goddess of Gymnastics’

Leon Štukelj

Leon Stukelj was a legendary Slovene gymnast

SlovenianNovember 12, 1898133 views

Anna Bessonova

Anna Bessonova is a Ukrainian former individual rhythmic gymnast

UkrainianJuly 29, 1984143 views

Daniela Silivaș

Daniela Silivas is a former Romanian gymnast who won six medals at the 1988 Olympic Games

RomanianMay 9, 1972256 views

Hannah Whelan

The famous British gymnast, Hannah Whelan, is known for her performances in the British Championships and her humble nature

BritishJuly 1, 1992142 views

Olga Korbut

Olga Korbut is a former Soviet gymnast who won six Olympic medals for her country and earned the title of ‘The Sparrow from Minsk’

BelarusianMay 16, 1955283 views

Nadia Comaneci

Romanian athlete Nadia Comăneci is credited for being the first female gymnast to score a perfect 10 in the history of Olympics

RomanianNovember 12, 1961445 views

Beth Tweddle

Beth Tweddle is a retired British gymnast and country's most successful one

BritishApril 1, 1985152 views

Conner Tenbrink

Conner Tenbrink is an American gymnast and social media star

AmericanApril 1, 2002101 views