People

Biography: MUZYCZKO, Ted

MUZYCZKO, Ted Inducted: 1980 Born: January 14, 1936. Chicago, IL   Gymnasts, judges and audiences throughout the world are aware of the potentially serious nature of accidents inherent in the sport of gymnastics.  Many have a story about what they have seen or experienced. One slip in an awkward position and the gymnast, male or …

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Biography: MALONEY, Tom

MALONEY, Tom Inducted: 1971 Tom Maloney was my coach in Moscow, Rome, and Prague. He was able to make some corrections to my performance on several events during the pre-competition training. He was a well-respected man, especially in the way he gave service to the AAU that was the governing body for U.S. gymnastics. His …

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Biography: LEVINSON, Tamara

LEVINSON, Tamara Inducted: 2011 Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tamara Levinson is one of the highest ranked American rhythmic gymnasts in history. Although her competitive career was relatively short, she influenced a generation of up-and-coming U.S. performers. Because of the lack of training facilities in the U.S., Levinson’s parents opened Rhythmflex in Rockville, Maryland – …

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Biography: HANVEY, Tom

HANVEY, Tom Inducted: 1981 Born: February 2, 1919 Tom Hanvey began his gymnastics training at the Nashville, Tennessee YMCA under the coaching of L.K. “Doc” Gordon. As a result of this training show business occupied the early years of his life playing circus dates, fairs and theaters. He later served as Athletic Director of the …

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Biography: The Fierce Five – Gabrielle Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Alaxandra “Aly” Raisman, Kyla Ross, Jordan Wieber

WOMEN’S 2007 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS TEAM GOLD MEDAL 2007 TEAM CHAMPIONS-TUMBLING Kaitlin Tortorich, Susannah Johnson, Leanne Seitzinger, Yuliya Hall Inducted: 2013 Yuliya Hall-Brown YULIYA HALL-BROWN: This is one of those situations where truth is stranger than fiction!  Yuliya Hall began gymnastics at the age of 6 in the Soviet Union.  She quickly became a member of …

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