Category: Olesya Dudnik

“You want to know a tough gymnast? Olesya Dudnik. Forced to retire due to an ankle and knee injury. Lost both her parents and her husband to death, but she still carries on trying to provide for her son. Talk about a fighter and an inspiration.”

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Gymnasts who competed the double twisting yurchenko even when it had the same start value as the full twisting yurchenko (1986-1992):

  • Elena Shevchenko (URS)
  • Elena Gurova (URS)
  • Aleftina Priakhina (URS)
  • Vera Kolesnikova (URS)
  • Eugenia Golea (ROM)
  • Elena Shushunova (URS)
  • Natalia Laschenova (URS)
  • Svetlana Baitova (URS)
  • Gabriela Potorac (ROM)
  • Chen Cuiting (CHN)
  • Olesya Dudnik (URS)
  • Cristina Bontas (ROM)
  • Natalia Kalinina (URS)
  • Tatiana Lysenko (URS)
  • Tatiana Gutsu (URS)