Jim Holt argues the most “artistic” male gymnast was Valentin Mogilny.
Click PLAY or watch his Pommels on YouTube. (1989)
My favourite memories of Valentin are of him being coached by his ex-wife Olga Bicherova.
I’d suggested Vladimir Artemov.
Click PLAY or watch his Floor on YouTube. (1989)
Leave a comment if you have anyone else to nominate.
How about Li Ning?
MOST in contention will be from the former Soviet Union.