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Friday, January 27, 2012

Your daily dose of gymnastics: Soviet Dream Team, Svetlana Baitova and Natalia Laschenova

Today I'm continuing the lineup of the amazing Soviet team that won the 1989 World Championships in Stuttgart. My little VHS tape of this rotation in this event was worn to a thread. YouTube is seriously a gymnastics enthusiast's dream.

Svetlana Baitova is probably the weak link on this great team, but the choreography is still so lovely:


In contrast here's Natalia Laschenova with one of my favorite routines of all time:



1 comment:

  1. Damn, Natalia's first tumbling pass (or should I say two) was amazing! So original, beautiful, and difficult! We need more of this in today's gymnastics.

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