Oksana Chusovitina 10th Worlds

Oksana, age-35, quoted in today’s Worlds DAILY NEWS:

“I’ll retire after the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games. Then I’m as old as Espen Jansen is now.

However I will perform as an all-around gymnast, I think. That would be a good closure.”

Amanda Turner – Preview: Chusovitina Leads Germany in Session 11

In Rotterdam she hit Beam. But did not do two Vaults to try to qualify to Finals on her best apparatus after messing up the first one.

Germany's Oksana Chusovitina performs on the beam during the women's artistic Gymnastics World Championships at the Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam October 17, 2010. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (NETHERLANDS - Tags: SPORT GYMNASTICS)

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Espen Jansen is age-41, but has only competed at 9 World Championships. He cannot retire or Oksana will beat him. Norway actually tried to replace him with younger guys this World Championships, but they still couldn’t defeat him in the trials.

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