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  • News | Munich 1972

    Korbut no bar to success for impeccable Janz

    While the eyes of the world were on Olga Korbut, East Germany's Karin Janz was a more successful competitor in Munich. Having burst into the international limelight in the 1970 World Championships, where she won gold on the uneven bars and also on the vault, silver in the team combined and the all-around competition, and bronze on the beam.
    04 Sep 1972 | Munich 1972, Gymnastics, Artistic Gymnastics, uneven bars, Women, German Democratic Republic, JANZ, Karin
  • News | Mexico 1968

    Magnificent seven medals for gymnast Voronin

    Many athletes come to the Olympics focused on just one event. A few might take part in two or even three. Swimmers might do more, but very few get to the stage of being good enough, and fit enough, to manage eight. That, though, was the schedule that faced the great Soviet gymnast Mikhail Voronin when he arrived in Mexico.
    26 Oct 1968 | Mexico 1968, Acrobatic Gymnastics, Russian Federation
  • News | Mexico 1968

    Toomey's law of averages leads to decathlon gold

    In the decathlon, there was an outstanding example of perseverance, a man who, by his own admission, had taken up the sport simply because he “wasn't outstanding at any single thing”. A man who coped with repeated adversity, and kept bouncing back.
    19 Oct 1968 | Mexico 1968, United States of America, Athletics
  • News | Grenoble 1968

    Magnificent Magnar powers to biathlon gold

    It was no surprise that athletes from Norway and the Soviet Union were on top in the biathlon competitions, but there was a significant new rule – missing a target would now incur an athlete a one-minute penalty. It was a ruling that was to have a big impact on the competition in Grenoble.
    12 Feb 1968 | Grenoble 1968, Biathlon, Norway
  • News | Tokyo 1964

    Čáslavská bewitches gymnastics onlookers

    While the Japanese public were thrilling to the achievements of Yukio Endo, there was another gymnast who was able to match his haul of three golds and a silver - Vĕra Čáslavská, from Czechoslovakia. She was the outstanding female gymnast at these Games, and destined to be one of the sport’s biggest stars.
    18 Oct 1964 | Tokyo 1964, Gymnastics, Czech Republic
  • News | Rome 1960

    Golds in vault and bar help Ono to his half-dozen

    Japan's Takashi Ono had broken through as a star gymnast in Melbourne four years previously, winning gold in the horizontal bar in 1956, and he had also helped Japan to the silver medal in the team all-around event. He arrived in Rome with two objectives: to repeat his individual success, and to inspire Japan to the top step of the team all-around podium.
    10 Sep 1960 | Rome 1960, Gymnastics, Japan
  • News | Rome 1960

    Gymnast Latynina collects six more medals en route to record haul

    Few athletes have come to an Olympic Games with such a strong track record as the legendary Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina, who was on her way to becoming the most successful Olympian in history – an honour she would hold until 2012.
    09 Sep 1960 | Rome 1960, Gymnastics, Ukraine
  • News | Rome 1960

    Seven up for incredible gymnast Shakhlin

    Deciding which athlete is the “star” of any given Olympics is an onerous task, not least because it is virtually impossible to compare different sports on a like-for-like basis. But Soviet gymnast Borys Shakhlin was certainly a contender for that title in Rome.
    07 Sep 1960 | Rome 1960, USSR, Gymnastics
  • News | Rome 1960

    Friendship comes second for decathlon star Johnson

    The decathlon produced a truly classic battle in Rome between the USA’s Rafer Johnson and his friend C.K. Yang, who trained with Johnson but was representing Taiwan.
    06 Sep 1960 | Rome 1960, Athletics, United States of America
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