Olga Korbut aka Olga Valentinovna Korbut is a former gymnast who competed for the Soviet Union. She was banned from performing the infamous ‘dead loop’ aka Korbut flip, the throwback vedio went viral. On Jan 16 Olga’s flip went viral after the Reddit user posted on the same. The caption for the post read: “1972. The banned “Dead Loop” of Olga Korbut.” Which is now has received thousands of comments on social media. Many others also shared that video on Twitter too. Currently, she is retired and living in Scottsdale, Arizona. She also sold off the medals at an auction that she won. However, the rumors got spread that Olga was broke. The auctioneer Elon Werner said: “She’s fine financially. She just wants to pass on the medals to people that will enjoy them, celebrate her accomplishments, things like that.” The Associated Press, Olga said: “This is Olympic history and I would like to share with the whole world. They helped to make it history and make it live forever. This is how I wanted to share with the people.” After the video went viral, many social media users took to Twitter and shared their comments. One user said “Olga Korbut, performing the now banned move “The Korbut Flip” … which is probably one of the most badass things you will ever see in gymnastics.” Another said “Olga Korbut was one of my hero’s…. Still gives me shivers watching this… awesome.” While another user said “She was so ace – a mini rockstar to us kids in the 70s transfixed in awe by these flawless performances. The amazing Olga Korbut and Nadia Comaneci, she was ace too.”
Olga Korbut Net Worth
Olga Korbut aka Olga Valentinovna Korbut is a former gymnast who competed for the Soviet Union. She was born on 16 May 1955 in Grodno, Belarus, she is 66 years old. She has won four gold medals and two silver medals at the Summer Olympic Games. Korbut graduated from the Grodno Pedagogical Institute in 1977. After she got retired from gymnastics she became a teacher. She sold her Olympic medals for auction which fetched $333,500 at Heritage Auctions. In 1999, she also opened up about the sexual assault and rape she suffered from her coach, Renald Knysh. In 2018, she appeared in a TV show and spoke out about several incidents about her than the coach. In 1972, Olympic achievement earned her ABC’s Wide World of Sports title of Athlete of the Year.
The estimated Net Worth is around $400K USD.
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