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With 370 biographies, Gymnasts are the 44th most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Handball Players, Economists, and Engineers.


Pantheon has 370 people classified as gymnasts born between 1864 and 2005. Of these 370, 240 (64.86%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living gymnasts include Nadia Comăneci, Larisa Latynina, and Olga Korbut. The most famous deceased gymnasts include Věra Čáslavská, Carl Schuhmann, and Margit Korondi. As of April 2024, 78 new gymnasts have been added to Pantheon including Margit Korondi, Marie Kovářová, and Margarita Nikolaeva.

Living Gymnasts

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Deceased Gymnasts

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Newly Added Gymnasts (2024)

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Most gymnasts were born in Russia (48), Romania (35), and Sweden (32). By city, the most common birth places were Stockholm (14), Moscow (10), and Bergen (10).The most common death places of gymnasts were Sweden (28), Norway (18), and Italy (11). By city, these were Stockholm (14), Bergen (7), and Oslo (5).

Places Over Time

The earliest biographies classified as gymnasts in Pantheon are Louis Zutter, Charles Champaud, and Hermann Weingärtner.  The concentration of gymnasts was largest during the Television Era, which lasted from 1950 to 1989. Some birth or death locations for earlier gymnasts are unknown, which may account for timeline differences below.


Which Gymnasts were alive at the same time? This visualization shows the lifespans of the 25 most globally memorable Gymnasts since 1700.