Scored the fourth highest all around score of the ‘09-‘12 Olympiad (61.032)
Is one of only three gymnasts of the entire Olympiad to break the 61.000 mark
Is the only one of two gymnasts of the entire Olympiad to break the 61.000 mark outside of the London Olympics
Is one of only two female gymnasts of the entire Olympiad to be on an all around podium in the Olympics and out of the Olympics
Is the first female gymnast to have qualified into all four event finals since the great Svetlana Khorkina’s doing the same all the way back in 1997
Performed the highest all around performance in the 2010 team finals
Performed the second highest all around performance in the 2012 team finals
Managed to break the magic 60.000 despite only have a DTY and numerous mistakes on beam and vault in the 2012 team finals
Is one of only two gymnasts of the last Olympiad to break the magic 60.000 with only a DTY instead of an Amanar
Is the only gymnast of the last Olympiad to have a medal on three of the four apparatus events as well as an all around medal
Has won three Russian National Champion all around titles, more than any Russian gymnast since Svetlana Khorkina (if memory serves me correct)
Has inspired the admiration of the sport’s greats such as Nadia Comaneci, Shannon Miller, and Svetlana Khorkina
Was described as being “so complete and so good on all four events” by the 1976 Olympic All Around Champion Nadia Comaneci
Has the most medals of any gymnast in the ‘09-‘12 Olympiad
Led her team to their first team title, a feat that not even the great Svetlana Khorkina was able to manage
Has the most gold medals of any gymnast in the ‘09-‘12 Olympiad
Given all of these facts, I would say, yes, indeed, she is a true/good all arounder. She’s not one of the sport’s greatest athletes, yet, but she’s not as discredited as so many people like to think of her as being. She deserves more credit and respect as an all arounder than she gets quite frankly.
She’s also the only gymnast to be on this many podiums this last Olympiad:
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