MissLyra has translated another classic Soviet Gymnastics documentary.
This is a documentary about Soviet gymnast Ludmilla Tourischeva with English subtitles.
It was filmed in the summer of 1974 before and during the World Championships and shows the national team preparing for them. It also includes a lot of scenes with Tourischeva’s legendary coach Vladislav Rastorotsky and some clips and a very short interview with a young Natalia Shaposhnikova.
The translation of the poem at the end by Aleksandr Blok was taken from the internet. …
Rastorotsky was harsh, be warned. I saw him in Canada with Shaposhnikova once. He was even more severe in person.
Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube. (50min)