Favorite gymnast of each Quad

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Since COP, scoring, styles, and coaching regimes change and morph over the years, I’m curious what everyone’s favorite gymnasts of each quad were (ending in the Olympic year—ex: 2000 would be the quad 1997-2000)

2024:
2020/2021:
2016:
2012;
2008:
2004:
2000:
1996:
1992:
1988:
 
Here’s mine!

2024: Biles
2020/2021: Biles
2016: Biles (feeling like a fan girl lol)
2012; Iordache
2008: Memmel
2004: Patterson
2000: Zamo, Atler, Allana Slater
1996: Miller, Moceanu
1992: Miller, Zmeskal
1988: Bogi
 
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2024: still early and am undecided between Wong, Jones, Lincoln, and eager to see Douglas, Thomas
2020/2021: Andrade
2016: Maroney (2013)
2012: Douglas
2008: Pavlova
2004: Memmel
2000: Moceanu (‘98 especially)
1996: Mo Huilan
1992: Lyssenko
1988: Dobre
 
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2024: Ellie Black, Ou Yushan
2020: Ellie Black, Luo Huan, Melnikova
2016: Bai Yawen, Shang Chunsong
2012: Komova
2008: Cheng Fei, Liukin
2004: Fan Ye, Zhang Nan
2000: Atler
1996: Podkopayeva
1992: Lysenko
1988: Shushunova
 
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2024: Gadirova (Jessica)
2020/2021: Melnikova
2016: Biles
2012: Komova
2008: Liukin
2004: Pavlova
2000: Raducan
1996: Moceanu
1992: Miller
1988: Omelianchik
 
2024: Jones
2020/2021: Chiles, McCusker
2016: Biles, Kocian
2012: Douglas, Maroney
2008: Liukin
2004: Vise
2000: Atler
1996: Podkopayeva
1992: Zmeskal
1988: Omelianchik, Dobre
 
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2024: Andrade, Ou Yushan
2020/2021: Andrade, Lee
2016: n/a (I was on hiatus from gym fandom)
2012; Deng Linlin, He Kexin
2008: Fan Ye, Cheng Fei, Jiang Yuyuan
2004: Fan Ye, Li Ya
2000: Kui Yuanyuan, Bi Wenjing
1996:I didn’t have a firm favorite. I really liked Khorkina ca. 1994-95, but then she started to grate on me.
1992: Lu Li, Milosovici, Lysenko, Boginksaya. Honorable mention to Dudnik; a pity her career was all too brief.
1988: Omelianchik, Silivas, Mills
1984 (because I’m old): Yurchenko, Mostepanova, Ilienko, Agache, Szabo, Stoyanova, Johnson, McNamara
1980: Shaposhnikova, Filatova, Naimushina

As you can see, I’m hard-pressed to choose just one favorite from each quad!
 
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2024: Ou Yushan
2020/2021: Andrade
2016: Biles
2012: Komova
2008: Cheng Fei
2004: Ponor
2000: Khorkina
1996: Mo Huilan
1992: Boginskaya
1988: Silivas
1984: Yurchenko
1980: Mukhina

IratePanda, I’m loving the Agache, Ilienko, and Stoyanova love. Under-rated gems. There were seriously too many favorites to chose between during the 80s… we’ll never see another decade like it
 
Too too many in the 80s and 90s
Nadia Comaneci - first favorite
1988 - Natalia Frolova & Phoebe Mills

1992 - Dominique Dawes, Lashchenova, Strazeva, Lysenko, Chen Cuiting, Yang Bo, henrietta Onodi

1996 - Isabelle Severino, Annia Portuando, Meng Fei

2000 - kate richardson, sabina Cojacar, Tabitha Yim, Vanessa Atler

2004 - Anna Pavlova, Hollie Vise, Fan Ye

2008 - Nastia Liukin, Cheng Fei, Anna Pavlova, Jiang Yuyuan

2012 - Mustafina, Kyla Ross, McKayla Maroney

2016 - Simone Biles, Madison Kocian, Rebeca Andrade, Mustafina

2020 - Simone Biles, Rebeca Andrade, murakami mai, mdjds, Jordan Chiles

2024 - Simone Biles, Shilese Jones, Rebeca Andrade, mdjds
 
2024: Andrade
2020/2021: Murakami
2016: Biles
2012: Yao Jinnan
2008: Memmel
2004: Pavlova
2000: Atler, Chow
1996: Podkopayeva, Mo Huilan
1992: Dawes
1988: Omelianchik
 
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