spelling of Shaposhnikova

Both Shaposhnikova and Schaposchnikova are still to be found in the FIG WAG Code. Has nobody every edited the names in that document?

I often default to the translation used in Wikipedia where folks argue to some consensus.

Natalia Vitalyevna Shaposhnikova (Russian: Наталья Витальевна Шапошникова), (born June 24, 1961), married name Natalia Sout, was a Soviet gymnast, two-time Olympic Champion, Honoured Master of Sports of the USSR. She was born in Rostov on Don, …

On her club website the spelling is Natalia Shaposhnikova, as well. She coaches at Gymnastika in New Jersey.


related – Elena Shushunova and Elena Schuschunova are both still used in the 2020 Code, as well. 😦

Are there others?

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Rick Mc

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