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Monday, August 8, 2011

I'd like to apologize to 1986 for underestimating it.

When I think of 1986, I picture bad hair, ugly jeans, and Poison. But apparently that year does have some redeeming value.

How haven't I heard of this one? I honestly had no idea this beam routine was going on in 1986. Standing full? Full-in dismount? Yes and yes! In 1986 I was only just beginning to obsess over gymnastics which explains why I haven't ever heard of Alevtina Pryakhina. She's all over the place, but the skills must have blown people away. Clearly she enjoys full twists, however sloppy.

I'd also like to take a minute to thank the Japanese for being so far ahead of the game in quality of video. If you want to see great gymnastics from the 1980's, search "Chunichi Cup" for the most watchable clips.

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