|A proud moment|
Now I know some of you long-time Couch Gymnast readers this has been discussed before, but for some of you, this might be quite new. And it is like World War Two- it is one of those events we need to go back to time and time again in our collective memories. If for anything, just to ensure such atrocities never occur again.....This is one time where history cannot, should not, repeat itself....
Remember when it was okay that Oksana Chusovitina did floor exercise? When it didn't hurt the eyes? Okay, in 1991 her leotards probably hurt the eyes- her own eyes more than anyone, but still.
This routine really wasn't bad. The Russians were still making nice movers out of non-dancers, she had some amazing landings, and seemed to just casually leaned backwards into her effortless double layout. One does have to ask, however, if it is so easy to chuck a skill like that, why it was so dang hard for her to keep her legs together (tee!) while doing it....! We'll blame the neon glare, shall we?
It's not even fair to put these leo into the World's Worst leotard Contest. They'd win hands down.
But, remember when it really really really WASN'T okay that Oksana Chuovitina did bars?
My all time favorite Oksana Chusovitina performance, aptly entitled by it uploader, "Oksana Chusovitina on Drugs"
Why did they make her dance like a man? A gay man in the eighties at that? Why was she wearing that? Why was.... oh for the love of god, just WHY???!!!!
I know it's hard peeps, but you have to watch it til the end- believe it or not, it gets worse!!
Do you think her husband has seen this? Will Alisher ever be able to look her in the eye if he sees it? "Mummy, why are you dancing like one of The Village People?"