The 23nd Annual Induction Ceremonies

On May 18, 2019 in Oklahoma City, OK, USA, our official Class of 2019 honorees were inducted into the Hall.

PRESENTING THE 2019 CLASS OF LEGENDS

Shawn Johnson (USA): 4-time Olympic medalist, including Gold Medalist on Balance Beam (2008 Beijing) and 2007 World All-Around Champion.
Maria Filatova
(Russia): 3-time Olympic medalist (1976-1980), and 4-time World Championship medalist.
Ivan Ivankov (Belarus): 11-time World medalist, including 2-time World All-Around Champion (1994 and 1997). Li XiaoPeng (China): 5-time Olympic medalist, including 4 golds, 11-time World Championship medalist. Read more »

Shawn Johnson (USA), Class of 2019 Induction Speech

When Shawn Johnson took the stage in Oklahoma City, she spotted Nadia Comaneci in the audience. "I remember being a little kid and looking up to Nadia and Mary Lou, and all these athletes and thinking, ‘There’s no way I could ever do that.’ It just dawned on me how lucky I was as an athlete to have the parents that I did, the coaches that I did..." Read more »

Ivan Ivankov, Class of 2019 Induction Speech

"It wasn’t my win," Ivan Ivankov told the rapt audience at the 23rd annual induction ceremonies, while speaking of his comeback all-around title at the 1997 world championships. "It was teamwork. I learned a lot from my experience to bring my passion, energy to a younger generation, not to be a great gymnast, but to be a great person..." Read more »

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All the Latest

Shawn Johnson

Shawn Johnson

Class of 2019

Maria Filatova

Maria Filatova

Class of 2019

Ivan Ivankov

Ivan Ivankov

Class of 2019

Kim Zmeskal

Class of 2012

Vera Caslavska

Class of 1998

Doug Wilson

2012 Frank Bare Award

Dominique Dawes

Class of 2009

Vitaly Scherbo

Class of 2009

IGHOF by the numbers

98

Honorees Inducted

23

Countries Represented

1987

Year Founded

20,000+

Exhibit Visits/Month

What our honorees say

IGHOF QUICK FACTS

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.