Last NameSportCountryYear Inducted

Sport: Gymnastics
Inducted: 2002
Country: CIS/Russia
Born: June 23, 1975, in Kherson, Ukraine.

Just 15 years old and a shade under 4’7” tall, Tatiana Lysenko won the All-Around event at the 1990 World Cup––#1 on Uneven Bars, #3 Floor Exercises, and #4 Vault and Balance Beam. Two years later, the 70-pound Ukrainian champion won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Barcelona Games. She captured gold medals in the Balance Beam and Team events, and a bronze medal in the Vault.

In 1991, Lysenko and her "Unified" (CIS) team won the gold medal at the World Championships despite Tatiana breaking several fingers during her Uneven Bars routine. At the 1993 World Championships, her third place-bronze finish in the All-Around earned Unified’s only competition medal.

Following the Barcelona Olympics, Lysenko entered Ukrainian State University of Sport and Physical Education, making her eligible to compete in the 1993 World University Games. Tatiana won the Individual All-Around and Balance Beam gold medals, and she and Natalia Kalinina led Unified to a Team gold medal.

After her University graduation in 1996 (B.S. Physical Education), Lysenko emigrated to the United States and has held several coaching positions, including stints at the Woodward Gymnastics Camp and Berks Gymnastics in Reading, Pennsylvania. In recent years, she produced Flip Gymnastics Video Magazine, a quarterly magazine on video.
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