Svetlana Khorkina

Svetlana Khorkina

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Svetlana Vasilyevna Khorkina (, born January 19, 1979 in Belgorod, Russia) is a popular Russian gymnast and seven-time Olympic medalist, who is now a deputy at the Russian State Duma. With an unprecedented nine gold, eight silver, and three bronze World Championships medals, she is one of the most successful female gymnasts of her era and has been cited as a fan favorite in various polls in gymnastics magazines. Khorkina is also notable because she was able to continue competing and winning medals for more than a decade, participating in three Olympics and three changes to the Code of Points. She won her final World Championships all-around title at the age of 24 in 2003 which tied her with Věra Čáslavská as the second oldest female World Champion, second to Larisa Latynina who won her second World All Around title in 1962 at the age of 27.In her career she won 47 World,Olympic and European medals.Khorkina won more medals in major All-Around Championships than any other gymnast — male or female - 10 ( 7 Gold,3 Silver).

Khorkina is known for her expressive dance, extreme difficulty, and innovative routines. Khorkina is known for being a "diva," but has embraced such charges, stating...
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