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Olga Korbut is a former Soviet gymnast who won six Olympic medals for her nation, achieving world renown as an athlete in the process.

As the last person to perform the death loop at the Munich Olympics, she is most known for the Korbut Flip.

Why it is forbidden to use Death Loops

The Death Loop, also known as the Korbut Flip, was originally done by Olga Korbut during the 1972 Munich Olympics, which startled spectators across the world. Seeing anything like that, particularly by women at the time, left many people speechless.

Those who were able to watch the magic live were fortunate, for it was banned after that, and that was the only time that move was utilized in any games, with Korbut becoming the only player to use it for the first and final time.

The death loop is performed by standing on a high bar and then executing a backflip before grabbing the bar again.

The movie was banned because it was deemed risky and featured a high level of risk for an athlete to perform that could jeopardize their career. As a result, the film was banned after Olga Korbut’s performance in 1972.

Olga Korbut Age, Family and Early life

Olga Korbut was born on 16 May 1955 in Grodna, Byelorussian SSR, Soviet Union.  Her full name is Ogla Valentinovna Korbut. She is 66 years old as of now.

She is the daughter of Valentin and Valentina Korbut. They moved to  Grodno where Ogla was born after the second world war. Before that, they used to live in Dubai.

olga korbut age

The 66 years old Athlete lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with her husband and son, where she works as a motivational speaker and coaches young gymnasts.

Olga Korbut Carrer Highlights

As an eight-year-old, Olga Korbut started training, and at the age of nine, she enrolled in a Belarusian sports school run by Renald Knysh.

It was her first competition in the Soviet Union, in 1969, when she was 14 and qualified as a 14-year-old. The young dancer finished fifth in her debut event, the 1969 USSR championships.

In the following year, she won a gold medal in the vault, but was too ill and injured to participate in many of the warm-up competitions leading up to her participation in the 1972 Summer Olympics.

She earned three gold medals in the balance beam, the floor exercise, and the team competitions at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. Korbut captured attention with her acrobatics and open high-level gymnastics.

She is best known for her uneven bars and balancing beam routines, as well as her charming on-stage presence. She won gold medals at the 1974 Russian and World Student Games, as well as a silver medal at the European Championships.

Korbut was the first gymnast inducted into the Hall of Fame of the International Gymnastics Federation after she retired from competitive gymnastics in 1977.

Which school and college did Olga Korbut go to? What was her major?

Having graduated from the Grodno Pedagogical Institute in 1977, Korbut began his career as a teacher after retiring from Gymnastics

Olga Korbut Net worth, How much does She earn?

Olga Korbut has a net worth of $16 to 17  million as of 2022 which she earned through her career and other income sources.

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In what relationship does Olga Korbut currently reside? Husband/Kids

Olga Korbut married Leonid Bortkevich, a member of the Belarusian folk band Pesniary, and had a son, Richard, born in 1979.

Does Olga Korbut have a social media presence?

She is available on Twitter with 7.6k followers.

Physical Appearance of Olga Korbut‘s Height, Weight

Height In Feet: 4.11 Feet
Centimeters: 150 cm
Meters: 1.5 m
Weight Kilogram:  39 Kg
Pounds:  85 lbs
Hair Golden
Eye Colour Brown
Body Type Fat
Sexual Orientation Straight

Interesting facts about Ogla Korbut’s should be known’s 

Nationality Soviet Union
Ethnicity White
Zodiac Sign N / A
Net Worth $16 to $17 million
Single/ In a relationship Married  
Current Spouse Leonid Bortkevich        
Children’s 1