I never, ever thought of Svetlana Khorkina as cute... until now!
I love this beam set. It is awkward yet you can see all her promise.
Also, was Boris Pilkin born an old man?
I wish she'd kept that half back handspring down to lying on her back in her routine longer. It was fun. She was just like a leggy little foal who didn't quite have control of her limbs and her big feet yet, but was somehow, strangely, still incredibly graceful.
(Unfortunately guys, the videos of Khorkina in 1992 were removed since I posted about them last night. Who knows? They may resurface- if they do, keep your eyes out- they were pretty interesting archival footage of the Grand Diva in her youth!)
She didn't seem to enjoy floor as much back then. The chorey kind of reminds me of Grishina's current floor.
Anyway, watch for some slightly screwy tumbling that proves why she became a fan of twisting, but does feature and Arabian 3/4 which she tries to stand up out of straight-legged. Weird.
You know why I think she didn't enjoy it as much? Because she gets up before her music is even finished!!