Olga Korbut

Belarusian gymnast

Olga Valentinovna Korbut (born May 16, 1955 in Grodno, Belarus), also known as the "Sparrow from Minsk", is a retired Belarusian gymnast. She won four gold medals and two silver medals at the Summer Olympic Games, in which she competed in 1972 and 1976 for the Soviet team. She could do backwards flips from the balance beam and uneven parallel bars, when no one else could. [1]

Olga Korbut on a Stamp of Azerbaijan

After her retirement from gymnastics, she became a teacher.


  1. "Olga Korbut." (2009). Notable Sports Figures. Detroit: Gale Publishing. p. 859.