The tough one, the fighter who is talented but gauche? Dances like every moment of forced grace is a nail in the coffin of her dignity- yet flies like she was meant to be in the air always, upward and eternal?
Yep, that's right, she is Russia 4.0's newest warrior- sans the hacked up eyebrows! When you want a gymnast to perform wonders, to terrify the opposition or just stare down the apparatus until it whimpers its submission, you call on this one.
(before you ask- Yes, Russia 4.0.
In my head- and probably my head only- it goes like this- Russia 1.0- the Soviets, Russia 2.0- Post Soviet, CIS- think Boginskaya, Lilipod, Kochetkova. Russia 3.0- Owned by Khorkina and her talented but thwarted henchgymnasts, Russia 4.0 -from the Ksenias onwards until they retire and Komova and Grishina are seniors.