The 25 Greatest Gymnastics Moments in U.S. Olympic History

« Prev
1 of 27
Next »
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse the slideshow
The 25 Greatest Gymnastics Moments in U.S. Olympic History
Mike Powell/Getty Images

Today, it is among America's preeminent Olympic disciplines, both in terms of medal count and cultural import.

But it wasn't always that way for U.S. gymnastics, and the sport's journey to prime time was seldom smooth, from early Olympic firsts to international irrelevance in the mid-20th century, to the renaissance days of the 1980s and beyond.

The following 25 Olympics moments chart all of that—the rise, fall and re-rise—keying on the athletes and achievements that made progress possible.

Begin Slideshow »
Load More Stories

Follow B/R on Facebook

Out of Bounds

Olympics

Subscribe Now

We will never share your email address

Thanks for signing up.