Elena Naimushina has died


Amanda Turner:

Russian Yelena Naimushina, a member of the gold medal-winning Soviet team at the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow, died Tuesday in Moscow. She was 52. …

Her death was unexpected, Shevchuk told TASS News. He had recently spoken to Naimushina about the possibility of her working at his club, he said. He had expected to see her Wednesday after she returned from Moscow. …

Olympic Champion Naimushina Dies at 52

Click PLAY or watch her Kalinka routine on YouTube. (1980)

(via RRG)

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Rick Mc

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2 thoughts on “Elena Naimushina has died”

  1. Best pound for pound gymnast in the world. So tiny, yet so full of life. Rest in peace little one. Sincere condolences to her family and loving friends. 🌹❤️🏅✝


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