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Svetlana Khorkina : biography

January 19, 1979 -

Svetlana Vasilyevna Khorkina ( born January 19, 1979) is a Russian artistic gymnast. She competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics, the 2000 Summer Olympics, and the 2004 Summer Olympics. Throughout her career, Khorkina won seven Olympic medals and twenty World Championship medals. She was the first gymnast to win three all around titles at the World Championships and is still the only female gymnast ever to do so. She is considered to be one of the most successful female gymnasts of all time.

Senior career

1994

In April, Khorkina competed at the World Championships in Brisbane, Australia. She placed ninth in the all around with a score of 38.805. In event finals, she placed second on vault scoring 9.800, second on uneven bars scoring 9.875, and eighth on floor scoring 8.487.http://www.gymnasticsresults.com/90/w1994w.html

In November, Khorkina competed at a separate World Team Championships in Dortmund, Germany. She contributed an all around score of 39.450 toward the Russian team's third place finish.http://www.gymnasticsresults.com/90/wt1994w.html

1995

In October, Khorkina competed at the World Championships in Sabae, Japan. In the all around final, she placed second with a score of 39.130. In event finals, she placed fifth on vault scoring 9.618 and first on uneven bars scoring 9.900.http://fig.lx2.sportcentric.com/events/8

1996

In April, Khorkina competed at the World Championships in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She placed fifth on vault scoring 9.637 and first on uneven bars scoring 9.787.http://www.gymnasticsresults.com/w1996w.html

In May, Khorkina competed at the European Championships in Birmingham, United Kingdom. She helped Russia win the silver medal in the team final and individually she placed sixth in the all around final with a score of 38.549. In event finals, she placed fourth on vault scoring 9.725 and first on uneven bars scoring 9.825.http://www.gymnasticsresults.com/90/e1996w.html

Atlanta Olympics

In July, Khorkina competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, United States. In the team final, she contributed a combined compulsory and optional score of 77.648 toward the Russian team's second place finish.http://www.gymnasticsresults.com/olympics/og1996wagqual.html In the all around final, she was in gold medal contention up until her last rotation, the uneven bars. However, she fell, despite it being her best event. As a result, she dropped to fifteenth in the standings with a total score of 38.455. Three days later, Khorkina redeemed herself by winning the gold medal in the uneven bars final with a score of 9.850.http://www.gymnasticsresults.com/olympics/og1996wag.html

1997

In September, Khorkina competed at the World Championships in Lausanne, Switzerland. She helped Russia placed second in the team final and individually she won the all around final with a score of 38.636. In event finals, she placed eighth on vault scoring 4.537, first on uneven bars scoring 9.875, second on balance beam scoring 9.787, and second on floor scoring 9.800.http://www.gymnasticsresults.com/w1997w.html

In November, Khorkina caused a scandal by posing for the Russian edition of Playboy. She said, “'I changed people's attitudes. It's very good to be sexy. My career made it clear that tall girls can do incredible things. I opened the way. Now I'm famous all over the world.”

1998

In May, Khorkina competed at the European Championships in St. Petersburg, Russia. She helped the Russian team finish second and individually she won the all around final with a score of 38.624. In event finals, she placed first on uneven bars scoring 9.900 and first on floor scoring 9.787.http://www.gymnasticsresults.com/90/e1998w.html

1999

In October, Khorkina competed at the World Championships in Tianjin, China. She helped Russia placed second in the team final and individually she placed twelfth in the all around final with a score of 37.611. In event finals, she placed first on uneven bars scoring 9.837 and third on floor scoring 9.787.http://www.gymnasticsresults.com/w1999w.html

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