Oksana Chusovitina – great gymnast
Oksana Chusovitina is a Soviet, Uzbek and German gymnast, Honored Master of Sports of the USSR (1991). In 2013 she began to compete for Uzbekistan. She is the only female gymnast in history who has taken part in six Summer Olympics (1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012). In April 2016 she was selected for the national team of Uzbekistan to participate in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Oksana Alexandrovna Chusovitina was born on June 19, 1975 in Bukhara, Uzbek SSR. She started an international career in 1991 as a member of the national team of the Soviet Union.
Oksana married Bahodir Kurbanov and gave birth to their son Alisher, who was diagnosed with leukemia. The family had to move to Germany. In 2006-2012 Oksana was a part of the national team of Germany. And in 2013 she became a part of the national team of Uzbekistan again.
Her sports career lasts for more than 20 years. It is incredible for gymnastics. She is the nine-time World Champion in vault (1 gold, 4 silver and 4 bronze medals). It is a record for a single discipline in the history of gymnastics.
– Olympic Champion in 1992 in the team competition as part of the Joint Team;
– Olympic vice-champion in 2008 in the vault;
– Three-time world champion (1991 – team championship (team of the USSR) and floor exercise, 2003 – vault);
– 4-time silver medalist of the World Championships (1991, 2001, 2005 and 2011);
– 4-time bronze medalist of the World Championships (1992, 1993, 2002 and 2006);
– 2008 European Champion (vault);
– Silver medalist at the European Championship (2002);
– Three-time bronze medalist of the European Championship (1994, 2007).