Svetlana Khorkina

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Svetlana Khorkina is widely remembered for her skill on the uneven bars above all her other accomplishments. Her “other” accomplishments include having more AA medals than Aliya Mustafina, three of which are gold. In my points data Svetlana Khorkina ranks third among All-Arounders and has 2x as many points in the AA as Mustafina.

And yet Khorkina’s prowess on the uneven bars gets more attention than what she accomplished in the AA, and for good reason. Only six gymnasts have won more than three medals on the uneven bars at the Olympic/World Championships level. Svetlana Khorkina has three more medals than the gymnasts who have the second most amount of medals on the uneven bars.

When you go back to my points metric to factor in gold vs silver vs bronze, things get even more absurd. Svetlana Khorkina has 23 points on the uneven bars with an 11-point lead over second place. To put that in perspective:

-Simone Biles is the best All-Arounder at 18 points with a 4-point lead over second place.
-Oksana Chusovitina is the best vaulter at 17 points with a 3-point lead over second place.
-Simone Biles is the best beam worker at 12 points with a 2-point lead over second place.
-Simone Biles is the best floor worker at 18 points with a 4-point lead over second place.

World Championships & Olympic Competition:


Moscow News/World Stars: 5th-AA
Jr. European Team Championships: 2nd-Team

French International: 5th-VT, 3rd-UB
Jr. European Championships: 7th-AA, 8th-VT, 4th-BB, 4th-FX
Russian Championships: 1st-AA, 2nd-VT, 1st-UB, 1st-BB, 3rd-FX

Chunichi Cup: 3rd-AA, 1st-VT, 3rd-UB
DTB Cup: 3rd-VT, 1st-UB, 3rd-BB, 1st-FX
European Championships: 2nd-Team, 2nd-AA, 5th-VT, 1st-UB, 5th-BB, 8th-FX
Goodwill Games: 1st-Team, 3rd-VT, 1st-UB
Moscow News/World Stars: 1st-AA, 2nd-BB, 7th-FX
World Championships: 9th-AA, 2nd-VT, 2nd-UB, 8th-FX
World Team Championships: 3rd-Team

European Cup: 1st-AA, 2nd-UB, 3rd-VT, 6th-BB, 3rd-FX
French International: 1st-AA, 1st-VT, 6th-BB, 1st-FX
Moscow News/World Stars: 1st-AA, 1st-VT, 1st-UB, 1st-BB
Russian Championships: 1st-AA
Russian Cup: 1st-AA
World Championships: 4th-Team, 2nd-AA, 5th-VT, 1st-UB

DTB Cup: 7th-VT, 2nd-UB, 2nd-BB, 5th-FX
European Championships: 2nd-Team, 6th-AA, 1st-UB, 4th-VT
RUS-ITA-BLR-ROM Quad Meet: 1st-Team, 8th-AA
Chunichi Cup: 2nd-AA
Russian Championships: 3rd-AA
World Championships: 1st-UB
Olympic Games: 2nd-Team, 15th-AA, 1st-UB

Moscow News/World Stars: 5th-UB, 1st-BB
Chunichi Cup: 3rd-AA, 3rd-VT, 1st-UB, 2nd-BB
Russian Cup: 1st-AA, 1st-UB
Russian Championships: 1st-AA, 1st-UB
World Championships: 2nd-Team, 1st-AA, 8th-VT, 1st-UB, 2nd-BB, 2nd-FX

Moscow News/World Stars: 2nd-AA
Gander Memorial: 1st-AA
DTB Cup: 3rd-VT, 1st-UB, 1st-FX
European Championships: 2nd-Team, 1st-AA, 1st-UB, 1st-FX
French International: 7th-VT, 2nd-UB, 8th-BB, 7th-FX
Goodwill Games: 7th-AA, 1st-UB, 7th-FX
Russian Cup: 1st-AA
Russian Championships: 2nd-AA
Swiss Cup: 3rd-BB, 2nd-FX
World Cup: 5th-VT, 2nd-UB, 4th-BB, 4th-FX

Moscow News/World Stars: 2nd-AA
University Games: 1st-Team, 1st-AA, 1st-UB, 1st-FX
DTB Cup: 1st-UB, 2nd-BB, 1st-FX
French International: 1st-AA, 3rd-VT, 1st-UB, 1st-FX
Gander Memorial: 1st-AA
Russian Championships: 2nd-AA
Russian Cup: 2nd-AA
World Championships: 2nd-Team, 12th-AA, 1st-UB, 3rd-FX

European Championships: 1st-Team, 1st-AA, 1st-BUB, 1st-BB
Russian Championships: 7th-Team, 5th-AA
Russian Cup: 1st-UB, 1st-BB
Olympics: 2nd-Team, 11th-AA, 1st-UB, 2nd-FX

Goodwill Games: 2nd-AA, 4th-VT, 1st-UB, 2nd-FX
Reese’s International Championships: 2nd-AA
World Championships: 1st-AA, 1st-VT, 1st-UB, 3rd-FX

European Championships: 1st-AA, 1st-UB, 2nd-BB, 5th-FX
World Championships: 7th-UB, 4th-BB

DTB Cup: 3rd-VT, 3rd-UB, 3rd-BB, 2nd-FX
French International: 1st-UB, 5th-FX
Russian Cup: 2nd-AA
Russian Championships: 1st-AA, 1st-UB, 3rd-BB, 2nd-FX
Chunichi Cup: 1st-AA
World Championships: 6th-Team, 1st-AA

European Championships: 4th-AA, 1st-UB, 3rd-BB, 7th-FX
Russian Cup: 1st-AA
Olympic Games: 3rd-Team, 2nd-AA, 8th-UB


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Results are taken from Score for Score, The Gymternet, GymnasticGreats, My Meet Scores, 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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