Induction Ceremony 2024

Honorees 2024

OKLAHOMA CITY – Four international gymnastics legends will be honored at the 27th annual International Gymnastics Hall of Fame (IGHOF) Induction ceremony on Saturday, May 18, 2024, at the Petroleum Club in Oklahoma City.

The IGHOF Class of 2024:

  • Carly Patterson (USA): 3-time Olympic Medalist including the 2004 All-Around Gold, and two Silver Medals (Balance Beam, and Team).
  • Rustam Sharipov (UKR): 3-time Olympic Medalist, including the 1996 Gold Medal on the Parallel Bars, and Bronze with team Ukraine, along with an Olympic Gold Medal in 1992 with the Unified Team.
  • Julianne McNamara (USA): 3-time Olympic Medalist in 1984 earning the Gold Medal on the Uneven Bars, and Silver Medals on Floor Exercise and with the USA Team.
  • Josef Stalder (posthumous) (SUI): 7-time Olympic Medalist in the 1948 and 1952 Olympics, including the 1948 Olympic Gold Medal on High Bar.

Over the past 26 years, 136 of gymnastics' greatest stars and contributors, representing 22 countries, have been formally honored by the Hall of Fame. The IGHOF is home to gymnastics legends such as Nadia Comaneci (ROM), Mary Lou Retton (USA), Sawao Kato (JPN), Fabian Hambüchen (GER), and Kurt Thomas (USA).

Founded in 1987, in Oceanside, California, the IGHOF relocated to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in 1996, where it has developed a solid foundation of private support. The IGHOF exhibit is located inside Science Museum Oklahoma.

"The mission of the IGHOF is to celebrate the legacies of these gymnastics legends and amplify their stories to inspire future generations," said Bart Conner, Chairman of the Board.

For tickets ($250 each) to the IGHOF dinner ceremony to be held on Saturday, May 18, 2024, at the Petroleum Club in Oklahoma City, please contact Lynn Landis at 405-364-5344.

For media requests, contact Allison Keiffer ( or call 405-364-5344.

Endorsed by the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique based in Lausanne, Switzerland, The International Gymnastics Hall of Fame is a dynamic, forward-looking non-profit organization that celebrates the athletic and artistic excellence of gymnastics' most accomplished athletes and legends, and connects them with future generations of young gymnasts and fans.