The List of Every Olympic Gymnast Who Married a Fellow Olympian

Note #1: Diana Varinska and Milad Karimi have recently announced their engagement.

Note #2: I added a Part II for Rhythmic Gymnastics.

This data comes from the OlyMadMen database and one thing I want to clarify is the data is presented “as is.” Whereas marriage announcements are widely publicized, divorces are not. As a result, there are many spousal relations in the database that have not been updated to reflect the fact that the couples in question later separated.

Every marriage status is recorded as either DIV which stands for “divorced” or “NDR” which stands for “No Divorce Record.” For further insights on the list below, I highly encourage you to read the writeup which highlights all the “crazy” coincidences in the data.

WifeHusbandCountryEraSportStatus
Joan AireyGeorge WeedonGreat Britain1940-1952WAG
MAG
NDR
Lenke AlmasiGyorgy GuczoghyHungary1980-1988WAG
MAG
NDR
Erzsebet BalazsLaszlo BaranyaiHungary1948WAG
MAG
NDR
Maria BencsikAndras LelkesHungary1960-1964WAG
MAG
NDR
Lyubov BurdaNikolay AndrianovSoviet Union1972-1980WAG
MAG
DIV
Chen YongyanLi NingChina1984-1988WAG
MAG
NDR
Nadia ComaneciBart ConnerRomania
United States
1976-1984WAG
MAG
NDR
Pat EvansJack WhitfordGreat Britain1948-1952WAG
MAG
NDR
Klara ForstnerGeza BejekHungary1960WAG
MAG
NDR
Crystal GilmoreDavid KikuchiCanada2000-2008WAG
MAG
NDR
Leyanet GonzalezErick LopezCuba2000-2004WAG
MAG
NDR
Kazue HanyuShigeru KasamatsuJapan1968-1972WAG
MAG
NDR
Irma HauboldFrank HauboldUnited States1928-1936WAG
MAG
NDR
Dorota HorzonekJerzy JokielPoland1952-1960WAG
MAG
NDR
Olga KarasevaValeri KarasevSoviet Union1968WAG
MAG
NDR
Agnes KeletiIstván SarkanyHungary1936-1956WAG
MAG
NDR
Marie KiblerChet PhillipsUnited States1936WAG
MAG
NDR
Maria Kovi-ZalaiKaroly KocsisHungary1948-1952WAG
MAG
NDR
Jana
Kubicková-
Posnerova
Vaclav KubickaCzechoslovakia1964-1968WAG
MAG
NDR
Anhelina KyslaIgor RadivilovUkraine2012-2020WAG
MAG
NDR
Andrea LadanyiZsolt HorvathHungary1988WAG
MAG
NDR
Ada LunardoniFrank CumiskeyUnited States1932-1948WAG
MAG
NDR
Matylda
Matouskova
-Sinova
Zdenek RuzickaCzechoslovakia1948-1960WAG
MAG
NDR
Vasiliki MillousiLefteris PetrouniasGreece2000-2020WAG
MAG
NDR
Sofia MuratovaValentin MuratovSoviet Union1952-1960WAG
MAG
NDR
Taniko Nakamura-MitsukuriTakashi MitsukuriJapan1960-1968WAG
MAG
NDR
Chieko OdaMitsuo TsukaharaJapan1968-1976WAG
MAG
NDR
Kiyoko OnoTakashi OnoJapan1952-1964WAG
MAG
NDR
Larissa PetrikViktor KlimenkoSoviet Union1968-1972WAG
MAG
NDR
Marta Pihan-KuleszaRoman KuleszaPoland2008-2012WAG
MAG
NDR
Ksenia SemyonovaDenis AblyazinRussia2012-2020WAG
MAG
NDR
Toshiko Shirasu-AiharaNobuyuki AiharaJapan1956-1964WAG
MAG
NDR
Daria SpiridonovaNikita NagornyRussia2016-2020WAG
MAG
NDR
Yvonne Stoffel-WagenerJosy StoffelLuxembourg1948-1964WAG
MAG
NDR
Teodora UngureanuSorin CepoiRomania1976-1980WAG
MAG
NDR
Jeannette VogelbacherArmand SolbachFrance1928-2952WAG
MAG
NDR
Barbara Wilk-SlizowskaAndrzej KonopkaPoland1952-1964WAG
MAG
NDR
Wu JianiLi YuejiuChina1984WAG
MAG
NDR
Yang YunYang WeiChina2000-2008WAG
MAG
NDR
Ludmilla EzhovaGeorgy GrebenkovRussia2004-2008WAG
MAG
NDR
Lidia ZeitlhoferHans PfannGermany1952-1956WAG
MAG
NDR
Tanja ZuticAntun KropivsekYugoslavia1948-1952WAG
MAG
NDR
Muriel Davis-GrossfeldAbie GrossfeldUnited States1956-1964WAG
MAG
DIV
Jaycie PhelpsBrett McClureUnited States1996-2004WAG
MAG
DIV
Zinaida VoroninaMikhail VoroninSoviet Union1968-1972WAG
MAG
DIV
Anna KaelLajos BaloghHungary1928WAG
Long Jumper
NDR
Vera CaslavskaJosef OdlozilCzechoslovakia1960-1968WAG
Long Distance Running
DIV
Uta SchornDieter FreiseWest Germany1972-1976WAG
Field Hockey
DIV
Agnes BanfaiTibor PezsaHungary1964-1972WAG
Fencing
NDR
Katalin Makray-SchmittPal-SchmittHungary1964-1976WAG
Fencing
NDR
Monica PhelpsBrian PhelpsGreat Britain1960-1964WAG
Diving
NDR
Ans DekkerSjaak PietersNetherlands1972-1976WAG
Cycling
NDR
Nellie KimValeri MovchanSoviet Union1976-1980WAG
Cycling
DIV
Margit KorondiMayas PlachyHungary1952-1956WAG
Boxing
DIV
Aliya MustafinaAlex ZaytsevRussia2012-2018WAG
Bobsleigh
DIV
Laura MicheliRomeo RomanuttiItaly1948WAG
Basketball
NDR
Krisztina MolnarDezso SzaboHungary1988-2008WAG + Pole Vault
Decathlon
NDR
Daniela BartovaJan BreckaCzechoslovakia
Czech Republic
1992-2000WAG + Pole Vault
Canoeing
NDR
Oksana ChusovitinaBakhodir KurbanovUzbekistan1992-2020WAG
Wrestling
NDR
Trudi MeyerBernhard BaierGermany1936WAG
Water Polo
NDR
Olga TassDezso LemhenyiHungary1948-1960WAG
Water Polo
NDR
Aniko Ducza-JanosiFerenc JanosiHungary1960-1968WAG
Volleyball
DIV
Arja LehtinenPentti PaatsaloFinland1952WAG
Swimming
NDR
Katalin Müller-SzallAntal SzallHungary1960-1068WAG
Swimming
NDR
Aniko Ducza-JanosiLaszlo LantosHungary1960-1968WAG
Swimming
DIV
Kerstin GerschauKlaus-Dieter KurratEast Germany1976-1980WAG
Sprinter
NDR
Chantal SeggiaroJean-Claude NalletFrance1968-1976WAG
Sprinter
NDR
Ludmilla TurischevaValeri BorzovSoviet Union1968-1976WAG
Sprinter
NDR
Lidia IvanovaValentin IvanovSoviet Union1956-1960WAG
Soccer
NDR
Galina ShamraiAnatoly IlyinSoviet Union1952-1956WAG
Soccer
NDR
Natalia KotPiotr WalaPoland1956-1964WAG
Ski Jumping
NDR
Gisele GuibertChristian GuilbertFrance1948WAG
Rowing
NDR
Monika CsaszarAndras BalczoHungary1960-1972WAG
Pentathlon 
NDR
Brigitta LehmannChristian SandowWest Germany1984WAG
Pentathlon 
NDR
Henrietta OnodiJames HaleyHungary
United States
1992-1996WAG
Pentathlon 
NDR
Beata StorczerJanos MartinekHungary1988-1996WAG
Pentathlon 
NDR
Aliane BaquerotBlaine WilsonUnited States1996-2004RG
MAG
NDR
Diana YorgovaNikola ProdanovBulgaria1960-1972Long Jump
MAG
NDR
Thyra BoldsenKaj GnudtzmannDenmark1906-1932Art Competitions-MAGDIV
Vasiliki Millousi and Lefteris Petrounias

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