Tumble through the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame! This non-profit organization, housed at Science Museum Oklahoma, is dedicated to honoring athletes, coaches and individuals whose competitive achievements and contributions have shaped the sport of gymnastics. Aspiring gymnasts can practice their skills on the tumbling mats, balance beam and mini-parallel bars.
The exhibit features a half-sized replica of the sculpture “The Flair” by Richard MacDonald. The original 21-foot bronze sculpture was unveiled at the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia.
The International Gymnastics Hall of Fame features an impressive collection of medals, photos, artwork, video and memorabilia, featuring some of the world’s most accomplished gymnasts. Be sure to check out the original collection of watercolor portraits, featuring each of the 85 inductees to date, including Nadia Comaneci, Olga Korbut, Mary Lou Retton, Bart Conner, Bela Karolyi, Cathy Rigby, Valery Liukin, Kurt Thomas and Shannon Miller. For more information about the Hall of Fame, visit the Hall's website at www.ighof.com.
The International Gymnastics Hall of Fame’s Nadia Comaneci Sportsmanship Award honors a currently competitive or recently retired gymnast who has demonstrated great sportsmanship or fair play. Jordyn Wieber, Olympic Gold medalist, two-time World Champion and member of Team USA’s “Fierce Five” at the 2012 London Olympics, became the first recipient of the award in 2013.