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Svetlana Khorkina
Khorkina
Country Russia
Sport Gymnastics
Best Events All-Around; Uneven Bars
Olympics Attended 1996; 2000; 2004
Olympic Medals Won
Gold medal icon Gold Silver medal icon Silver Bronze medal icon Bronze
2 4 1
Personal Information
Nickname
Birthdate 19 January 1979
Birthplace Belgorod, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height
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Hometown
Svetlana Vasilyevna Khorkina was born on January 19, 1979 in Belgorod, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union. Khorkina was a member of the 1996, 2000 and 2004 Russian Olympic teams. Khorkina is a two time Olympic gold medalist on the uneven bars event. Khorkina won a total of seven Olympic medals between her three Olympic trips. In 2004, Khorkina contested her score on the vault during the all-around final believing that she was underscored and that it cost her the title. It was noted that Khorkina was most likely overscored in her uneven bars routine and even if she had been scored how she felt she should have on the vault she still would of lost to Carly Patterson. Khorkina retired from competitive gymnastics in 2004 and is now involved with politics in Russia. Khorkina was an ambassador for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games when they came to Sochi, Russia.

Major ResultsEdit

Olympics

Year Event Result
1996 Uneven Bars
Gold
Team
Silver
All-Around 15th
2000 Uneven Bars
Gold
Team
Silver
Floor
Silver
All-Around 10th
2004 All-Around
Silver
Team
Bronze medal icon
Uneven Bars 8th

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