At the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games, Oksana Chusovitina (48, Uzbekistan) will be the center of attention. Already in her octogenarian years, she will be competing for medals against athletes who are nearly 30 years her junior .Of the eight competitors in the women’s vault final at the Huanglong Sports Center Gymnasium in Hangzhou, China, the youngest, Lucia Marie Mansano (Philippines), born in August 2006, is 31 years older than Chusovitina, who was born in June 1975.With the exception of India’s Pranati Nayak, who was born in 1995, the other five are between 2003 and 2004.Chusovitina has been enjoying this intergenerational competition for a very long time. He retired after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in 2021 and returned to active competition shortly thereafter. Since taking up gymnastics in the now-defunct Soviet Union in 1982 at the age of seven and winning her first junior all-around title at the USSR Gymnastics Championships at the age of 13, Chusovitina has competed in too many competitions to count.She has also changed nationalities several times .After the breakup of the Soviet Union, she represented Uzbekistan for six years before moving to Germany in 2006 for better pay and to treat her son’s leukemia. Once he was cured, Chusovitina regained her Uzbek citizenship in 2013.”I can’t grow old until my son is well,” she said, and her words resonated with many. At the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, Olympics, European Championships, and Asian Games, Chusovitina collected six gold, nine silver, and seven bronze medals. Chusovitina’s main event is vault, which favors athletes with good jumping power. She won the floor and vault titles at the 2002 Busan Asian Games, as well as silver on uneven bars at the 2014 Incheon and 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games. Korean gymnastics mainstay Yeo Seo-jung (Jecheon City Hall) defeated Chusovitina to win gold at the 2018 Games. Chusovitsyna’s life story has always been a topic of conversation whenever she competes at the Asian Games and Olympics. Xinhua described how many Chinese people watching the artistic gymnastics competition at the Hangzhou Asian Games on Saturday chanted “Qiu Ma” (mom Chusovitina) and cheered her on.” It’s their love and support that gives me the strength to keep competing and do more,” said Chusovitina, who blew kisses to the crowd and made a heart with her hands to show her appreciation, adding, “The biggest motivation (to keep going) is my passion for gymnastics. Why should I stop doing what I love,” she said, emphasizing that she has no intention of retiring. After qualifying for the final with fifth place in her heat, Chusovitina will step up her game and go for another 바카라사이트 incredible medal.
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