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Irina Vdovets

Class of 2007· Disciplines(s): Rhythmic· Inducted as: Coach

Irina Vdovets was the only two-time U.S. Olympic rhythmic gymnastics coach, named in 1988 and 1992.

She coached the U.S. World Championships Team four times— 1985, 1987, 1989, and 1991— and was a U.S. national team coach for 11 years.

During her career, Vdovets coached numerous rhythmic Olympians, including Michele Berube, Jenifer Lovell, and Diane Simpson-Bundy.

In 1986-87, Vdovets was honored as the U.S. Rhythmic Coach of the Year. After her coaching tenure, Vdovets became program director at Illinois Rhythmics.