Shaposhnikova, Natalia (1961—)

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Shaposhnikova, Natalia (1961—)

Soviet gymnast. Name variations: Natalya. Born on June 24, 1961.

In 1980, in the U.S.-boycotted Moscow Olympics, Natalia Shaposhnikova won gold medals for her performance in the horse vault and the team all-around, and bronze medals for the balance beam. She also tied with East Germany's Maxi Gnauck for a bronze medal in the floor exercise.