The young american had to battle her american teammate and two talented russian athletes to earn her title.
The most coveted title in artistic gymnastics is the World or Olympic all-around championship title. Though the following extraordinary athletes, as the term ‘almost’ suggests, failed to win such a title, they are still widely regarded to be some of the greatest female gymnasts in history. Hope you like the videos of some of their memorable routines.
The US men’s gymnastics team has greatly improved in the world rankings over the past decade or so. However, with respect to individual performances, they are still lagging behind when compared to their female counterpart. US women’s gymnastics has produced seven World/Olympic all-around champions compared to just one for the men. As follows is a list of American male gymnast, who have won World and Olympic medals with some exceptions.
The United States has made marked improvements with respect to their gymnastics world rankings in the past decade or so. And whenever we speak of great gymnasts that America has ever produced, some names immediately come to mind: Dominique Moceanu, Kerri Strug, Amy Chow, Kathy Johnson, Brandy Johnson, Julianne McNamara and more.