Monday, August 11, 2008

Oksana Chusovitina

Watching the Olympics last night , I don't know if I was more impressed with the world record shattering U.S. 4x100 Freestyle relay or the vaulting of Oksana Chusovitina, a 33 year old gymnast from Uzbekistan, competing for Germany after moving there to seek leukemia treatment for her son. Now competing in her FIFTH Olympic Games, this eight time world champion has already qualified for the finals in the vault. Oksana is pictured below on the right with Alicia Sacramore of the U.S. and Cheng Fei of China:


Shaf said...

The Oksana story was both heartwrenching and inspirational.

The old pro, for certain.

The relay swim might have been "the" event not to miss for Beijing 2008.

Boris said...

I don't think the excitement of that relay can be beaten. I think the 84' relay against the German team featuring the "Albatross" was a great one, but this was just an amazing, amazing race.

Oksana... what a story.