Vitaly Scherbo is a former Belarusian artistic gymnast from Minsk, Belarus. Moreover, Vitaly Scherbo was also the first gymnast in Olympic history to win six gold medals in Olympic Games. Furthermore, Vitaly is the most successful gymnast of all time.
Table of Biography
Vitaly Scherbo was born in Minsk, Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on January 13, 1972. Vitaly’s zodiac sign is Capricorn and he is currently forty-nine years old. Moreover, Vitaly’s real birth name is Vitaly Venediktovich Scherbo. Additionally, Vitaly’a mother introduced him to gymnastics at age of seven years old. Besides that, there is no more information regarding Vitaly’s parents, siblings, and early childhood life. Looking at Vitaly’s success, we can assume that he was well raised by his parents in his hometown.
Talking about Vitaly’s academic qualification, there is not much detailed information regarding his educational life. Moreover, looking at Vitaly’s success, we can assume that he studied at a well-known University in his hometown.
In 1990-1991, Vitaly made his international debut when he competed for the USSR team at the World Championship and the World Cup. At the 1991 World All-Around, Vitaly won a silver medal with his teammate Grigori Misutin. Additionally, Vitaly also scored a perfect ten on the vault at the 1990 European Championships. Moreover, Vitaly also starred at the Goodwill Games in Seattle. At the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Vitaly won six gold medals out of a total of eight gold medals. Moreover, Vitaly won gold medals in the team event, the all-around, pommel horse, rings, vault, and parallel bars.
After the 1992 Olympics, Vitaly and his family moved to the United States, settling in State College, Pennsylvania. Vitaly followed up his Olympic victory by capturing the 1993 World All-Around title as a result of this move. Later, Vitally followed up his success at the 1993 and 1994 American Cup as well as numerous individual apparatus medals on the way. Due to his wife Irina’s accident on December 13, 1995, Vitaly gained 15 pounds and began drinking heavily. Moreover, Vitaly’s wife Irina insisted on him resume his training for the upcoming Olympic season after she woke up from a coma.
Vitaly began to train and regain his physical condition winning the World title in 1996. However, Vitaly’s performance suffered due to his wife’s accident and his recent shoulder surgery at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. At the 1996 Summer Olympics, Vitaly managed to win four bronze medals. Moreover, Vitaly planned to compete in the 1997 World Championships. However, on the other hand, Vitaly broke his hand in a motorbike accident before that and had to retire soon after.
Achievements and Net Worth
Vitaly Scherbo won six gold medals and four bronze medals at the Olympics games. Moreover, Vitaly won twelve gold medals, seven silver medals, and four bronze medals at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships. Additionally, Vitaly won nine gold medals, five silver medals, and two bronze medals at the European Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Championships. Vitaly also won one gold medal and two silver medals at the Universiade.
Vitaly Scherbo has garnered a huge amount of money as an athlete and artistic gymnast. The estimated net worth of Vitaly is around $1 million to $5 million US dollars. However, there is no information about Vitaly’s salary.
Vitaly Scherbo married his wife Irina soon after the 1992 Olympics. However, there is no further information about Vitaly’s wife. Moreover, Vitaly’s wife Irina was involved in a horrific single-car accident on December 13, 1995. Furthermore, Vitaly’s wife skidded off a road and slammed into a tree. Due to the accident, Irina suffered multiple fractures to her ribs and pelvis, lapsed into a coma.
Moreover, Irina’s internal injuries were so severe that doctors told her husband that she only had a 1 in 100 chance of surviving. The former Soviet gymnast Tatiana Gutsu accused Vitaly of raping her when she was 15 in October 2017. Besides that, Vitaly is not involved in other rumors and controversies.
Body Measurement and Social media
Vitaly Scherbo stands at 5 feet 7 inches tall but his weight is not available at the moment. Vitaly has blonde hair and green eyes. Besides that, there is no further information about Vitaly’s other body measurements.
Vitaly Scherbo is not available on any kind of social media platform. Moreover, Vitaly is a private person and likes to keep his personal life private.