Men’s Gymnastics: Head Coach Rustam Sharipov Inducted Into International Gymnastics Hall of Fame

By May 24, 2024 (4:57 pm)Gymnastics, Sports

Ohio State men’s gymnastics coach Rustam Sharipov was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fam on Saturday.

Sharipov, who has been coaching at Ohio State since 2011, has won three Olympic medals, winning gold in 1992 at the Barcelona Olympics, the individual gold medal on parallel bars in 1996 and the team bronze medal that year. He also won gold on parallel bars at the 1995 World Championships and silver the year before that.

He won many other medals in international competition in the U.S. Olympic Cup, the European Championships CIS Championships, DTB Cup, Tokyo Cup, French International, Nikon International and International Championships of Romania. He was also awarded the Master of Sport in 1992 in the Soviet Union, retiring from competitive gymnastics and moving to the United States in 2000.

Since he took over at Ohio State, Sharipov has coached three individual national champions, 13 Big Ten individual champions, 18 All-Americans and has led the Buckeyes to three Big Ten championships in 13 years, being named the 2016 Big Ten coach of the year.

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