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Olga Mostepanova (USSR)

1983 World B Champion
1984 Olomouc AA Champion

Medal Total

World Championships:  3 Gold, 2 Silver


Olga was born on January 3, 1968 (1970, according to Olga) in Moscow.  At age 6, Olga's mother heard a radio ad asking for little girls to try out at Dynamo Moscow and, since Olga was a very active kid, her mother brought her there. She trained there for her entire career with coach Vladimir Aksyonov, who also coached Elvira Saadi.  Olga made gymnastics history at the 1984 CSSR Spartakiade (the "Olympics" for the Soviet bloc nations that boycotted the LA Games) by receiving 10.0 in each of her routines in the AA competition for a perfect score of 40.0. After this competition, she was awarded the Merited Master of Sport title.  Olga retired after the 1985 World Championships.  Today, she lives in Moscow and works as a trainer to beginning gymnasts at Dynamo, is divorced, and has 5 children.  


Competition Results
 
1979
Junior Friendship Tournament:  1st Team, 5th AA
Jr. USSR-ITA Dual Meet:  1st Team, 4th AA
 
1980
Champions All:  3rd AA
Coca Cola International:  1st FX, 3rd B, 4th AA
Jr. USSR Championships:  4th AA, 3rd B
Jr. USSR Cup:  2nd AA, 1st B
 
1981
All-Union Championships of Specialized Sports Schools:  1st AA
Jr. Friendship Tournament (Druzhba):  1st Team, 3rd AA, 1st V, 1st UB, 4th FX
Jr. GDR-USSR Dual Meet:  2nd AA
Schoolchildren's Spartakiade:  1st Team, 5th AA, 5th UB, 5th FX
 
1982
Jr. European Championships:  1st B, 2nd V, 3rd AA, 7th UB
Riga International:  1st AA
USA-USSR Dual Meet:  1st Team, 4th AA
USSR Championships:  3rd AA, 2nd UB, 2nd FX, 3rd V, 3rd B
USSR Cup:  3rd AA, 2nd B, 3rd UB, 5th V
 
1983
Moscow News:  3rd AA, 3rd B
Moscow Spartakiade:  1st AA, 1st V, 1st B
USA-USSR Dual Meet:  1st Team, 2nd AA
USSR Championships:  8th AA, 2nd UB
USSR Cup:  2nd AA, 1st UB, 1st B, 7th V
World Championships:  1st Team, 1st B, 2nd AA, 2nd FX
 
1984
CSSR Spartakiade (Olomouc):  1st Team, 1st AA, 1st V, 1st B, 1st FX
USSR Championships:  2nd AA, 1st V, 1st B, 3rd UB, 4th FX
USSR Cup:  1st AA
 
1985
USSR Championships:  6th UB, 7th FX
USSR Cup:  8th AA
World Championships:  1st Team

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