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HERITAGE OFFERS OLGA KORBUT'S OLYMPIC MEDALS

The E-Sylum (2/12/2017)


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A February 6, 2017 Coin World article by Paul Gilkes highlights a consignment of Olga Korbut's Olympic medals. Here's an excerpt and some images of these important and seldom-seen medals. -Editor

One of the most celebrated athletes in Olympic history, former Soviet gymnast Olga Korbut, now 61, has personally consigned to Heritage Auctions’ Feb. 25 and 26 sale her complete collection of Olympic medals and memorabilia.

The consignment includes, combined, three gold medals and two silver medals that she won in the 1972 Summer Olympic Games in Munich and the 1976 Summer Games in Montreal, along with medals and related items from before and after her Olympic performances.

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1972 Munich Floor Exercise gold medal

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1976 Montreal Gymnastics gold Medal

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1969 Army of the USSR gymnastics competition medal

To read the complete article, see:
Olga Korbut parting with awards for Olympic performances that brought worldwide recognition (www.coinworld.com/news/us-coins/2017/02/olga-korbut-olympic-medals-in-heritage-auctions-stage.html)

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