Gymnastic legend sells off her Olympic medals

Olga Korbut, the darling of the 1972 Munich Olympics who has fallen on hard times, has sold off her Games medals and other trophies, including her 1972 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award and Soviet medals. The sale fetched her re. 1.22 crore. The most expensive item was her team gold worth re. 44 lakh. Aged 17, the 4-foot-11 ‘Sparrow from Minsk’ made a giant impression across the globe at Munich, with electrifying routines that brought her team, balance beam and floor exercise gold and a silver in the uneven bars. Four years later Olga, who triggered an explosion of interest in gymnastics, added a gold and a silver at Montreal. Born in Belarus, she moved to the US in 1991. Now 61, she lives in Arizona.

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