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Ruth Grulkowski

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameRuth Catherine•Grulkowski (-Hatyina)
Used nameRuth•Grulkowski
Born9 December 1930 in Waumandee, Wisconsin (USA)
Died24 June 2012 in Chicago, Illinois (USA)
AffiliationsUnion Chicago Acrobatics
NOC United States


Ruth Grulkowski was AAU National All-Around champion in 1953 and 1954. She represented the Lincoln Turners, the Bud Beyer’s Chicago Acro Theater, and the Adagio Gymnastics Group. Grulkowski attended the University of Chicago, where she started her gymnastics career, and later became a realtor. She married Robert Hatyina and raised three daughters.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1952 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) USA Ruth Grulkowski
Individual All-Around, Women (Olympic) =65
Team All-Around, Women (Olympic) United States 15
Team Portable Apparatus, Women (Olympic) United States 16
Floor Exercise, Women (Olympic) =59
Horse Vault, Women (Olympic) 97
Uneven Bars, Women (Olympic) 74
Balance Beam, Women (Olympic) 48