Gymnasts and Allies are ‘Great Leaders’

“The Gymnasts and Their Allies” are some of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders over the past year.

When the sentencing trial of Larry Nassar began, few people knew the former USA Gymnastics doctor’s name, much less the details of his crimes.

Then, the young women he sexually assaulted—more than 150 of them—told their stories.

Their seven days of harrowing testimony shook the world of sports and beyond. Nassar was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison. The president of Michigan State University, Nassar’s former employer, resigned, as did the board of USA Gymnastics and the CEO of the U.S. Olympic Committee.

As Olympian Aly Raisman said, “We are here, we have our voices, and we are not going anywhere.”

22. The Gymnasts and Their Allies

Marios Georgiou medals at Commonwealths

The biggest story of the Games for me is seeing fan favourite Marios Georgiou put it together in the AA final.

Cyprus’ Marios Georgiou clinched the bronze medal, the first of the Cypriot team in the 21st Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. …

According to the EAK correspondent, Mikaelo Papadakis, this is the fifth medal in gymnastics for Cyprus in the history of the Commonwealth Games.

Cyprus Mail

Brittany Rogers to Commonwealth Games

The double Olympian has seemingly done it all.

Yet Brit’s never competed in Commonwealth Games. The only only multi-sport major games she’s missed. Until 2018 Australia.

Former GymDog Brittany Rogers still competing at elite level, looking for end to her career

Hamm, Liukin, Raducan to IG Hall of Fame

Olympic Champions all. 😊

Paul Hamm and fellow American Nastia Liukin will be inducted along with Romanian Andreea Raducan.

Alexei Nemov entered the Hall of Fame last year, but could not travel at the last minute. He plans come this year, however. …

International Gymnast Magazine

Yelena Shushunova – history

UPDATE – Tom points out that Lilia Podkopayeva also won AA at worlds (1995), Olympics (1996), and European champs (1996).

Yelena Shushunova (Elena Shushunova) … born 23 April 1969 … is a Russian (former Soviet) gymnast, World, European, and Olympic Champion. Shushunova is one of only two women (Ludmilla Tourischeva being the other) who has won the grand slam of All-Around titles: Olympics, World Championships, European/Continental Championships.

Height 1.47 m (4 ft 10 in)
Weight 41 kg (90 lb)

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Shushunova currently lives in her hometown of Saint Petersburg.

In 2005, she was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.