Thursday, August 21, 2008

Olga Korbut— 1972 Munich Olympics

Not to take anything away from the current gymnastics Olympians, but viewing Olga Korbut's routine is a major "wow"— the way all Olympic routines should be. As noted in her Wikipedia entry: "The media whirl which surrounded her 1972 Olympic debut caused a surge of young girls to join their local gymnastic clubs, and a sport which had seldom been noticed previously now made headlines." Her official website.

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