Women's Olympic Gymnastics Champions

Name the women who have won a gold medal at the women's all-around at the Olympics.
Note: The "2020 Olympics" were held in 2021
Quiz by GymnastPunk
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Last updated: July 29, 2021
First submittedAugust 3, 2012
Times taken6,992
Average score31.3%
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Year
Country
Gymnast
2020
USA
Sunisa Lee
2016
USA
Simone Biles
2012
USA
Gabrielle Douglas
2008
USA
Nastia Liukin
2004
USA
Carly Patterson
2000
Romania
Simona Amanar
1996
Ukraine
Lilia Podkopayeva
1992
Unified Team (Ukraine)
Tatiana Gutsu
1988
Soviet Union
Yelena Shushunova
Year
Country
Gymnast
1984
USA
Mary Lou Retton
1980
Soviet Union
Yelena Davydova
1976
Romania
Nadia Comaneci
1972
Soviet Union
Ludmilla Tourischeva
1968
Czechoslovakia
Vera Caslavska
1964
Czechoslovakia
Vera Caslavska
1960
Soviet Union
Larisa Latynina
1956
Soviet Union
Larisa Latynina
1952
Soviet Union
Maria Gorokhovskaya
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Level 29
Aug 5, 2012
really, only 39% got Comaneci?
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Level 77
Aug 9, 2012
Crazy, right!?
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Level 67
Feb 17, 2014
some of these are a little hard to spell
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Level 46
Aug 23, 2014
The only one I didn't get was Nastia Liukin... I know her as Anastasia - could you accept that as well?
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Level 54
May 23, 2016
Same!!! I think it should allow Anastasia
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Level ∞
Aug 12, 2016
Anastasia Lukin will work no. In the future you can save time by just typing last names.
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Level 92
Aug 14, 2016
It says that Simone Biles won in 2014, it should say that she won in 2016.
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Level 73
Aug 14, 2016
0, and none rang a bell. Not sure why I expected otherwise...
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Level 75
Sep 5, 2020
I was surprised that Olga Korbut was not the champion for 1972. She got way more attention than the actual winner.
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Level 58
Dec 6, 2020
The AA Champ from 1972, Tourischeva, was Olympic, World, and European AA Champ (only Larissa Latynina, Vera Caslavska, Tourischeva, Elena Shushunova, and Lilia Podkopayeva have accompliished this; and to be fair to non-Europeans, Simone Biles has accomplished the USA equivalent to this, and if the extremely stupid score truncating hadn't reared its ugly head, Nastia Liukin also would have accomplished this). Olga, despite her incredible fame and her guts, never won a major title such as those I described above. But at the 1972 Olympics when it came time for Event Finals, she was the star, wining 2 Golds and 1 Silver, just narrowly beating out East Germany's Karin Janz who won 2 Golds and 1 Bronze. Tourischeva got 1 Silver and 1 Bronze.
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Level 58
Dec 6, 2020
Got in 33 seconds. Piece of cake. Thanks for an easy 5 points.
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Level ∞
Jul 29, 2021
It's insane how much better gymnasts are now than they were 40 years ago.

Here's Comaneci's floor routine from 1976. Which is amazing and impressive.

But then watch Biles from 2016, and your jaw will drop.

There's simply no comparison.

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Level 81
Jul 31, 2021
Better? No, the sport has evolved and changed. But just because Comaneci did not have springs underneath the floor exercise when she was competing, does not mean she was inferior.

Nadia took the standard of the day and pushed it significantly further, and did so with incredible technical precision.

Edited to add: It's the first line of your post that I take most issue with. While technology, nutrition, and financial resources have changed all sports significantly, it does not make today's athletes "better". It means they have had more opportunities to improve.

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Level 82
Jul 29, 2021
Apparently Komaneci is spelled Comaneci. Who knew?
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Level 83
Jul 29, 2021
I was very confident taking this quiz. Started strong, getting 6 right off the bat, but then faltered and knew I was lost. So I bravely quit.
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Level 55
Jul 30, 2021
Well done Suni!
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Level 91
Jul 31, 2021
2000 - Andreea Raducan - ?
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Level 77
Jul 31, 2021
The IOC stripped Andreea of her gold medal because she tested positive for a banned substance (a cold medicine, not exactly something that would help one's performance.) The gold then went to the athlete who originally finished in second place.
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Level 66
Aug 18, 2021
Curious fact: In Tokyo 2020, Brazilians discovered that Daiane dos Santos doesn't have an Olympic Medal when Rebeca Andrade became the first Brazilian for win a medal in Women's Gymnastics in the Olympics.
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Level 58
Dec 20, 2021
80 Alternate Olympics - Li Cuiling

84 Alternate Olympics - Olga Mostepanova