Due to the global pandemic, the IGHOF Class of 2020 selections and live Induction Ceremonies have been postponed until 2022.

Presenting a Very Special 24th Induction Celebration

In conjunction with the opening of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, we are proud to announce live, online, a very distinguished group of honorees — the IGHOF Class of 2021.


The newest members of the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame are being announced to the world this week in a very special way. Their names and biographies will be revealed online, individually, throughout the days ahead, as the world's greatest athletes gather in Tokyo for the start of the 2021 Olympics.

This class features some of the most accomplished female gymnasts in the history of our sport. All six women are legends whose athletic, artistic and intellectual brilliance defined both their individual legacies, and gymnastics at large, in profound ways.

To view their bios, click the links here, or go to our YouTube channel »


The epitome of daring, strength and elegance, Yelena Mukhina's career story is one of triumph and tragedy. Born on June 1, 1960, in Moscow, Russia, Yelena was coached by former men's champion Mikhail Klimenko who transformed her into one of the Soviet's Union's most promising athletes. Read more »


We hope you enjoy these inductions of the Class of 2021 into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame.

We have so much to be thankful for. There are a little over 120 legends of gymnastics who are honored here at the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame. They have built gymnastics into the hugely popular sport that it is today.

Next year, in June 2022, we will get back to our in-person Induction Ceremonies, celebrating the Class of 2022 in Oklahoma City. And you're not going to want to miss it, as we honor some of the greatest names in the history of the sport, who have built it to what it is today.

Thank you for your support,

Bart Conner
International Gymnastics Hall of Fame

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The International Gymnastics Hall of Fame (IGHOF) is a fully independent, not-for-profit organization that is not affiliated with any other organization. We are recognized by the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) as the de facto, official hall of fame for the sport of artistic gymnastics.

The IGHOF functions much like the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. The NBHOF is not affiliated with, nor governed by, Major League Baseball. It works closely with the league, however, in acting on its mission to preserve and promote the history of the game. In that same way, the IGHOF works closely with the FIG, the International Olympic Committee and national governing bodies for artistic gymnastics from around the world, as necessary, to honor the legends of our sport and promote their individual legacies.

The International Gymnastics Hall of Fame Exhibit is governed by a board of directors made up entirely of volunteers with backgrounds in gymnastics, business, education and public service. The IGHOF Exhibit is located within the Science Museum Oklahoma, at the OmniPlex Center in Oklahoma City, OK, U.S.A., which attracts more than 20,000 visitors a month, primarily school children.
While plans for a permanent bricks-and-mortar home are under development, the IGHOF actively advances its mission on several fronts, including our cornerstone event, the annual Induction Ceremonies, and our global "virtual" Hall of Fame online at www.ighof.com.