10 Facts About Vitaly Scherbo


Vitaly Venediktovich Scherbo is a Belarusian former artistic gymnast.

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Vitaly Scherbo was the most successful athlete at the 1992 Summer Olympics, winning 6 of 8 events – team, all-around, and 4 of 6 event finals.

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Vitaly Scherbo was the 1991 World All-Around silver medalist behind teammate Grigori Misutin; scored a perfect 10.

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Vitaly Scherbo had occasional bouts of inconsistency and as the 1992 Barcelona Olympics approached, the Unified Team coaches regarded him as less of a medal prospect than his more experienced and reliable teammates.

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In one of the most dominant performances in history, Scherbo won six out of the possible eight awarded gold medals at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona.

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Vitaly Scherbo's golds came in the team event, the all around, pommel horse, rings, vault, and parallel bars.

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Vitaly Scherbo followed up on his Olympic triumph by winning the 1993 World All-Around title, and the 1993 and 1994 American Cup.

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Vitaly Scherbo suffered multiple fractures to her ribs and pelvis, lapsed into a coma, and her internal injuries were so severe that doctors told her husband that she only had a 1 in 100 chance of surviving.

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Vitaly Scherbo's performances were marred by uncharacteristic mistakes, and the gold medals that had made him so famous were not forthcoming.

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Vitaly Scherbo had planned to compete in the 1997 World Championships but broke his hand in a motorcycle accident before then and retired soon after.

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