Elena Shushunova

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Elena Shushunova is best known for winning the All-Around title at the 1988 Olympics. Shushunova remains one of the most successful dominant gymnasts in WAG history. She is one of just six gymnasts to have won the AA title at both the Olympics and the World Championships. Shushunova scored 13 Perfect-10s in her career, the second most in WAG history. Elena Shushunova passed away on August 16, 2018 at the age of 49.

Olympics & World Championships:


Riga International: 4th-AA, 1st-FX
Kosice International: 6th-AA

Moscow News: 2nd-AA, 1st-FX

USSR Cup: 1st-AA
Chunichi Cup: 2nd-AA
USSR Championships: 3rd-AA

Alternate Olympics: 1st-Team, 3rd-AA
Chunichi Cup: 2nd-AA
USSR Cup: 3rd-AA
Moscow News: 2nd-AA, 2nd-UB, 2nd-BB
Tokyo Cup: 1st-VT, 1st-FX

European Championships: 1st-AA, 1st-VT, 1st-UB, 3rd-BB, 1st-FX
World Championships: 1st-Team, 1st-AA, 1st-VT, 2nd-BB, 3rd-FX
USSR Cup: 1st-AA, 1st-VT, 1st-UB, 1st-FX
USSR Championships: 2nd-AA
Moscow News: 1st-AA, 1st-VT, 2nd-UB, 2nd-BB

World Cup: 1st-AA, 1st-VT, 1st-UB, 3rd-BB, 1st-FX
USSR Cup: 1st-AA

European Championships: 2nd-AA, 1st-VT
World Championships: 2nd-Team, 2nd-AA, 1st-VT, 3rd-UB, 2nd-BB, 1st-FX
USSR Cup: 1st-AA, 2nd-VT, 1st-UB, 2nd-FX
USSR Championships: 1st-AA

Olympic Games: 1st-Team, 1st-AA, 3rd-UB, 2nd-BB
USSR Cup: 1st-AA, 2nd-VT, 1st-UB, 1st-BB
USSR Championships: 1st-Team, 2nd-AA
Moscow News: 1st-AA, 1st-UB, 1st-BB, 6th-FX

Articles Featuring Elena Shushunova:
Elena Shushunova and the Impact of Body Shaming


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Results are taken from Score for Score, The Gymternet, GymnastcGreats, Gymn-Forum, the official websites of various national gymnastics federations, newspaper clippings, classic gymnastics magazines, and in some cases, were provided by the gymnasts themselves. An explanation for the meaning of these undefined symbols can be found here.

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