BILOZERCHEV Dimitri (1966) Russia / Gymnastics
Bilozerchev's reign began at the 1983 world gymnastic championships in Budapest, when he narrowly missed the almost impossible full marks of 60 out of 60. At only 16 years old, he was astounding. Unfortunately, he was forced to abandon this discipline for almost two years, following a car accident: a number of operations were necessary to avoid the amputation of one of his legs, then a premature return to training meant a new operation was required.He worked his way back to the top of his form for the world championships, which were held just before the 1988 Seoul games.The Korean capital saw him win two golds, for the pommel horse and the rings. He had to settle for the bronze all-around medal.