Svetlana Boginskaya (USSR/BLR)

1989 World AA Champion
1989 & 1990 European AA Champion

Medal Total

Olympic Games:  3 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze
World Championships:  5 Gold, 3 Silver, 1 Bronze
World Cup:  1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze
European Championships:  9 Gold, 1 Silver

Svetlana was born on February 9, 1973 in Minsk.  Her coach was Lyubov Miromanova, who used to coach Ludmila Savina (2nd at the 1975 Champions All).  Boginskaya had a long and illustrious career, starting with a win at the 1986 Jr. European Championships, later becoming European and World AA champion, and winning medals at the 1988 and 1992 Olympics.  

After the 1992 Olympics, she retired and took part in exhibitions and clinics.  But Boginskaya decided to return to competition and moved to Houston, TX to train under Bela Karolyi.  She was 16th AA at the 1995 World Championships and a remarkable 2nd AA at the 1996 European Championships!  She and teammate Elena Piskun led their Belarus team to a 6th place finish at the 1996 Olympics.  

Svetlana currently lives in Houston, and is married to William Yee.  They have a daughter, Ania Julietta, who was born July 1999, and a son, Brandon, who was born November 10, 2003.  Today, Svetlana loves being a mother.  She also owns a sportswear company and coaches (at gymnastics camps in the summer and privately throughout the year).  


Competition Results

1983
Jr. GDR-USSR Dual Meet: 2nd Team, 9th AA, 2nd B, 3rd FX

1984
Jr. Friendship Tournament (Druzhba): 1st Team, 4th AA, 1st B
1985
Hungarian International Champs: 1st AA, 1st B, 2nd UB, 3rd FX
International Junior Champs: 1st AA, 1st V, 1st UB, 1st FX, 3rd B
Jr. Friendship Tournament (Druzhba):  1st Team, 11th AA
USSR-GDR (Jr.) Dual Meet: 1st Team, 2nd AA
1986
Jr. European Championships: 1st AA, 1st B, 2nd V, 2nd UB
Jr. Friendship Tournament (Druzhba):  1st Team, 1st AA, 1st UB, 2nd V, 2nd B
Riga International:  3rd AA, 1st V, 1st B, 4th UB
1987
Jr. Friendship Tournament (Druzhba): 2nd Team, 2nd AA, 1st V, 1st UB, 1st B, 1st FX
Riga International: 1st AA
USA-USSR Dual Meet: 2nd AA
USSR Cup: 6th AA, 3rd V, 4th UB, 6th FX
World Championships: 2nd Team, 3rd B
1988
Chunichi Cup: 2nd AA, 1st FX, 2nd V, 3rd UB, 3rd B
DTB Cup: 2nd AA, 1st V, 1st UB, 2nd FX, 4th B
Moscow News International: 2nd AA, 2nd UB, 2nd B
Olympic Games: 1st Team, 3rd AA, 1st V, 2nd FX
USA-USSR Dual Meet: 1st Team, 1st AA
USSR Championships:  5th AA
USSR Cup: 2nd AA, 2nd UB, 3rd V, 4th B
1989
European Championships: 1st AA, 1st V, 1st FX, 4th UB, 4th B
Moscow News International: 1st AA, 1st B, 1st FX, 2nd UB, 3rd V
USSR Championships:  9th AA
World Championships: 1st Team, 1st AA, 1st FX, 8th UB
World Sports Fair: 1st Team, 1st AA, 1st V, 1st B
1990
Blume Memorial: 1st AA
Chunichi Cup: 1st AA, 1st V, 1st B, 1st FX
DTB Cup: 8th AA, 2nd V, 3rd UB, 4th B
European Championships: 1st AA, 1st V, 1st UB, 1st B, 1st FX
French International: 1st AA, 1st V
Goodwill Games: 1st Team, 2nd AA, 1st FX, 3rd B
Tokyo Cup: 1st V, 1st FX
World Cup: 2nd AA, 1st FX, 3rd V, 4th UB, 4th B
1991
Blume Memorial: 1st AA, 1st V
USSR Championships: 5th AA
World Championships: 1st Team, 2nd AA, 1st B, 5th V, 7th FX
1992
CIS Championships: 8th AA, 4th B
DTB Cup: 1st AA, 1st UB, 2nd B, 4th FX
European Championships: 5th AA, 1st B, 4th UB, 8th V
Gander Memorial: 1st AA
Olympic Games: 1st Team, 5th AA, 4th V, 5th B
Swiss Cup: 1st Team
World Championships: 2nd V, 6th B
1995
USA-BLR-CHN Tri-Meet: 2nd Team, 4th AA
Pre-Olympics: 18th AA (2 events only)
World Championships: 8th Team, 16th AA
1996
American Cup: 1st V, 1st UB, 1st B, 2nd AA
European Championships: 4th team, 2nd AA, 4th B, 6th V, 6th UB, 6th FX
Three-on-Three International Championships: 1st Team
ITA-BLR-ROM-RUS Meet: 3rd AA
Olympic Games: 6th Team, 14th AA, 5th V

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