January 11, 1979 |
|Years on national team||Dinamo Minsk|
|Head coach(es)||Irina Leparskaya|
|Assistant coach(es)||Galina Krylenko|
Olga Gontar (Belarusian: Вольга Гонтарь; Russian: Ольга Гонтарь, born January 11, 1979 in Minsk, Belarus) is a Belarusian Individual Rhythmic Gymnast. She is the 1995 Grand Prix Final All-around bronze medalist and the 1993 European Junior All-around champion.
Gontar started competitive rhythmic gymnastics at 6 years old, In 1991, then 12-year-old Gontar won the first of three consecutive all-around titles at the Schmiden International. She would then took the all-around gold at the 1993 European Junior Championships, she also came in first on both ball and ribbon and was second with rope.
She debuted as a senior in the 1994 season. In 1995 would be Gontar's last and busiest year in rhythmic. She won bronze in the all-around at the 1995 Grand Prix Final, in the event finals; she won gold in rope (tied with Olena Vitrychenko and Yanina Batyrchina) and bronze in ribbon. Before Gontar could compete at the World Championships, reports surfaced that a back injury was forcing her out and would be the deciding factor in her early retirement from the sport at just the age of 16.
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