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48-year-old mother gymnast fighting Spirit

'A legend beyond generation.'

China's Xinhua News Agency introduced Oksana Chusovitina 48, an Uzbek women's artistic gymnast who participated in the Hangzhou Asian Games. Chusovitina is attracting attention because she is nearly 80 years old as a mechanical gymnast over her 60th birthday. Mechanical gymnasts are usually in their late teens to early 20s.

It is great just for a player in his late 40s to participate in an international competition, and he is using a miracle of competing for a medal with his daughter's athletes. Chusovitina, born in 1975, proudly ranked fifth in the women's vault qualifying round at Huanglong Sports Center in Hangzhou, China, on the 25th and advanced to the final stage where eight players advanced. Lucia Marie Mansano Philippines, the youngest player to reach the finals, and Chusovitina are 31 years apart.
Xinhua News Agency said, "Many Chinese fans who watched mechanical gymnastics cheered passionately, shouting 'Chiwuma mother Chusovitina." The final round will be held at the same venue on Friday.

Chusovitina entered gymnastics at the age of seven in 1982 during the Soviet era. At the age of 13, she won the junior division of the Soviet Gymnastics Championships for the first time. Since then, he has participated in eight Olympics from the 1992 Barcelona Olympics to the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. At the Asian Games, he won the floor exercise and vault at the 2002 Busan Games. At the 2014 Incheon and 2018 Jakarta-Palembang competitions, he won silver medals in the vault one after another. He has won six gold, nine silver, and seven bronze medals so far, competing at the World Championships, the Olympics, the European Championships, and the Asian Games.

He also changed his nationality several times. He played for Uzbekistan after the dissolution of the Soviet Union. He represented Germany for six years from 2006. Accepted the German offer of a high salary to treat his son's leukemia. He won a silver medal in the individual competition at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where he represented Germany. When her son's illness healed, Chusovitina restored her Uzbek nationality in 2013. At the time, Chusovitina said, "I can't get old until my son is okay," touching the hearts of fans.
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Wednesday, September 27, 2023
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