Today, ten years ago, Svetlana Khorkina retired from gymnastics after a decade of success, tears, gold medals, and disappointments. Since her childhood, Khorkina fought against a sport that was not made for girls like her. During her journey, she knew the glory, and also the nightmare, but every time she fell, she came back stronger.
You may love her, or you may hate her. You may detest her for her temperamental attitude, or you might adore her just for that. But truly there’s something you can not feel about Sveta: indifference. And, at the end, that’s what makes a performer, that, no matter what, all the eyes will be on you. Because, when the day is over, the people probably may not remember if you won or if you lost, or the medal you got, but you can rest assured that they will remember what you made them feel. And that’s what counts.
Today, ten years ago, the career of Svetlana Khorkina finished, but the myth started.
kyla gonna be taking her one and only upgrade out
Simone looks more confident on the beam than I look watching her…
I did not stay up until 3 am to watch a middle aged man jumping around wearing a leo over his pants
I love how everyone’s like “omg there are ONLY 13 seniors competing” while Russia Romania and China would kill to even have 10 healthy seniors
MORGAN HAS 6 YEARS TO FIX EVERYTHING, I AM NOT WORRIED, SHE WILL BE 2020 AA CHAMPION IF I HAVE MY WAY
Ok so those are the 5 things I’ve never seen anyone disagree
Injuries suck (obviously)
the Rodionenkos suck
Chusovitina is badass
Sydney 2000 was a nightmare for gym fans
someone should do the podkopayeva on floor
dont forget the “fuck you gymnastike” part
andreea raducan is the 2000 olympic all-around champion
Everyone misses Ana Porgras