Khorkina, Svetlana (1979–)

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Khorkina, Svetlana (1979–)

Russian gymnast. Name variations: Svetlana Chorkina. Pronunciation: Horkina. Born Jan 19, 1979, in Belgorod, Russia; sister of Yulia Khorkina (gymnast); attended Belgorod State University.

Won Russian nationals (1993, 1995, 1997), Moscow World Stars (1994, 1995), European Cup (1995), French International (1995, 1999), and Russian Cup (1995, 1997, 1998), Arthur Gander Memorial (1998, 1999); was 5-time European uneven bars champion (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002) and European all-around champion (1998, 2000, 2002); at Atlantic Olympics, won a gold medal in uneven bars and a silver medal in team all-around (1996); at World championships, won a gold medal for uneven bars (1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2001), gold medal for indiv. all-around (1997, 2001, 2003), and gold medal for vault (2001); at Sydney Olympics, won a gold medal for uneven bars and silver medals for team all-around and floor exercises (2000); won a silver medal for indiv. all-around and a bronze medal for team all-around at Athens Olympics (2004).

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