NEW Boguinskaia interview

Now that Simone won in the same arena, let’s look back at the 1989 Stuttgart World Champion.

Dvora Meyers:

Thirty years ago, the Soviet squad, one of the greatest women’s gymnastics teams ever assembled, won the team gold medal at the 1989 world championships in Stuttgart.

… Soviet gymnasts showcased difficulty that was years ahead its time and they performed with style to spare. Their floor rotation was one for the ages—Olga Strazheva performed to Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring,” Olesya Dudnik to Gershwin’s “Second Rhapsody,” and Natalia Laschenova’s to Grieg’s “In the Hall of the Mountain King.”

The star of the team was Svetlana Boguinskaia, who won both the all-around and floor titles …

For Svetlana Boguinskaia, the best part of winning was the microwave.

Click PLAY or watch her ‘fairly sensational’ Floor on YouTube.

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Rick Mc

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