Tatiana Kim

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Dubbed “Tiny Tatiana” by newspapers, Tatiana Kim generated massive hype during her junior career. Tatiana was of Asian descent but trained in Moldova alongside Regina Starodub. Tatiana’s appearances at the 1981 Champions All and the 1982 USA-USSR Dual Meet are a testament to just how highly the Soviets valued her athletic skill set as they were prestigious assignments. Unfortunately, she became one of the more infamous Cold War era examples of a national program mismanaging a star junior prospect. Tatiana Kim is a virtual unknown to most, but amongst those who were participants of the era, Tatiana Kim continues to be held in high regard.


undefined Druzhba: 11th-AA, 6th-BB, 1st-Team
undefined Junior USSR Championships: 2nd-AA, 1st-VT, 2nd-UB (Level II)
undefined Junior USSR Cup: 1st-AA (Level II)

Moscow News: 4th-AA (T), (Competed as Exhibition)
undefined International Junior Championships (Tokyo): 6th-AA, 2nd-UB
undefined International Junior Championships (Sapporo): 1st-BB
Champions All: 3rd-AA

Moscow News: 14th-AA (Competed as Exhibition)
undefined Riga International: 7th-AA (Competed as Exhibition)
URS-USA Dual Meet: 4th-AA (T)
undefined Druzhba: 3rd-AA, 2nd-UB, 5th-BB (T), 2nd-FX (T)


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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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