Sunday, July 29, 2012

Germany's Olympic Gymnastics Mom

So I'm watching the Olympics, and it's a big change from NBC's normal presentation of the good Americans vs the evil (if successful) or plucky (if not) foreign competition. And in "women's" gymnastics, I was surprised when what appeared to be one of the coaches started competing for Germany. She wasn't the usual 19-20 year-old prepubescent you see in Olympic gymnastics -- this woman appeared to be an actual adult. So I did some checking, and she is. She just turned 37 and she's in Olympic gymnastics. That's the equivalent of a 55 year-old playing Olympic hoops. Nice work, Oksana Chusovitina

According to the Sacramento Bee, this is her fourth Olympics, after 2008, 1996 and 1992! She's also competed for 3 countries -- the united post-Soviet team, Uzbekistan and Germany.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

She looks far older than her age though, tough life, being a gymnast. But it's awesome that her body still allows her to keep doing what she is doing, far harder than going to the office every day

Steve Cook said...

I loved her work along side Jeff Daniels in Dumb and Dumber

jtingermany said...

Yeah, she needs a new stylist.