from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Korbut, Olga Born 1955. Soviet-born gymnast who won four medals at the 1972 games. She influenced the sport's turn toward a more athletic, powerful style.

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  • n. Soviet gymnast (born in 1955)


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  • Like Olympic champs Olga Korbut, Nadia Comaneci and Mary Lou Retton, three stunningly talented young women who not only changed the face of their sport forever, but would help women's gymnastics vault over all other men's events as the centerpiece of Olympic broadcasts.

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  • I talk for 10 minutes every morning on the phone with Joe Paterno, and then for 10 more with Olga Korbut … Don't count out LaDainian Tomlinson, or Sharon Stone … Tim Tebow could start tomorrow — in the William Morris mailroom.

    Wit and Wisdom From Larry King

  • That evening I spoke with Keith Korbut, founder of the Duryea Society, and the person who had arranged my tour with McLain.

    The King's Best Highway

  • And I must give special thanks to Keith Korbut of Springfield, founder of the Duryea Society, who suffered severe burns in an auto repair accident the day before we were to meet, yet arranged my museum tour nonetheless, for which I will always be as impressed as I am grateful.

    The King's Best Highway

  • Munich was where Belarusian Olga Korbut changed women's gymnastics forever.

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  • My gym teacher took to calling me Olga, after Olga Korbut, the gold medal gymnast.

    CSS: Shaping the New You

  • Also that year: Soviet gymnast Olga Korbut wins the gold medal at the Olympics.

    By Leaps And Bounds

  • Olga Korbut Today, on the positive side, she's still quite flexible.


  • This routine, from little Olga Korbut in the 1972 Munich games is what lit my gymnastics flame.

    Olympics thread.

  • The documentary also includes the Olga Korbut, Bob Beamon, Mark Spitz and Miracle on Ice moments that McKay clearly believes himself privileged to have watched.

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