Born during the Olympics — Gone to the Olympics

Sixteen years ago, three gymnasts born during the Olympic Games were competing in Sydney 2000

Tatiana Zharganova (BLR) –  (July 25th, 1980)

On July 25th 1980 the event finals of the 1980 Olympic Games were contested in Moscow. Not far away in the city of Grodno in Belarus, then part of the Soviet Union, Tatiana Zharganova was born. 20 years later she would finish 5th at the uneven bars Olympic final in Sydney.

Trudy McIntosh (AUS) –  (July 30th, 1984) 

On July 30th 1984 the compulsory events were contested at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. In the other end of the world in Geelong, Australia Trudy McIntosh was born. 16 years later she was part of the team that represented Australia at their home-Olympics in Sydney.

Esther Moya (ESP) – (July 31st, 1984)

On July 31st 1984 the men’s optional rounds were contested at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, meanwhile in Barcelona, Esther Moya was born. 16 years later she would finish 4th at the Olympic Floor Final in Sydney

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