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Inspiration from Oksana Chusovitina

Following yesterday’s entry, I received several emails about female gymnast Oksana Chusovitina. Up until last night, I had never heard of her, as I don’t follow the sport of gymnastics. It didn’t take long however to realize that she is quite similar to Bulgaria’s Jordan Jovtchev. Like Jovtchev, Oksana is also competing in her 6th Olympic games. The 37 year old mother enters the games as a viable contender for a medal.

At 37, gymnast Chusovitina still a medal contender

A brief highlight of her can be seen below.

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A documentary about Oksana (from 2011) can be found next.

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Lastly, a related article about Jordan Jovtchev and Oksana Chusovitna can be seen at the following link.

Failing to Act Their Age, Two Gymnasts Break the Mold


Conventional wisdom is no wisdom at all.  Conventional wisdom is taking somebody else’s word for the way things are… It’s the followers of this world who rely on assumption.  Not the leaders. – Richard Marcinko

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3 Comments so far

  1. Eric August 1st, 2012 3:53 pm

    Another gymnastic story out of the Olympics happened in the Montreal games in 1976. Japanese gymnast Shun Fujimoto broke his knee cap in the floor exercise, but decided to finish his final two events which were the pommel horse and the rings. Who could forget this guy doing some acrobatic dismount on the rings while landing full force on a broken knee cap. This guy would help the Japanese men’s gymnastic team win the gold medal. At the time the Japanese were truly a dominant force in men’s gymnastics. Talk about determination and focus.

  2. admin August 2nd, 2012 3:57 am

    Eric, take a look at this entry from a few years ago.

  3. Richard August 27th, 2012 2:20 am

    Hi Another great example…
    8 participations at the Olympics (record for women), 47 year-old, married, 2 children… Great athlete
    5th place in the final in London…
    Best Regards,

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