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With 183 biographies, Gymnasts are the 49th most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Computer Scientists, Pornographic Actors, and Sculptors.

Pantheon has 289 people classified as gymnasts born between 1864 and 2005. Of these 289, 183 (63.32%) 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 Alfred Flatow. As of April 2022, 106 new gymnasts have been added to Pantheon including Lucien Démanet, Pietro Bianchi, and Haakon Sörvik.

Living Gymnasts

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Deceased Gymnasts

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Newly Added Gymnasts (2022)

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Most gymnasts were born in Russia (36), Romania (27), and Sweden (27). By city, the most common birth places were Stockholm (13), Moscow (10), and Bergen (10).The most common death places of gymnasts were Sweden (25), Norway (16), and Italy (10). By city, these were Stockholm (14), Bergen (7), and Malmö (4).

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.

Gymnasts are found within the Sports domain which also includes Soccer Players, Athletes, Basketball Players, Cyclists, and Tennis Players.