Vaulting is regularly thought of as a game for capable young people. Be that as it may, at 44 and contending in the World Championships in Stuttgart this week, Uzbekistan’s Oksana Chusovitina has been chipping away at changing the parameters of her game for the best piece of three decades. As the US athlete, Shawn Johnson, broadly put it. “Nobody even realizes how old she is any longer since it appears as though she’s been to the last gazillion Olympics.” Olympic fans from all over the world are invited to book Olympic 2020 tickets from our online platforms for Olympic Tickets. Olympic Gymnastics fans can book Olympic Gymnastics Tickets from our ticketing marketplace exclusively on discounted prices.
As a matter of fact, she has been to seven Olympic Games, the main acrobat in history to do as such, and with an eye on her eighth in the event that she can meet all requirements for Tokyo this end of the week. Her triumphant vault routine from the World Challenge Cup in Paris a month ago demonstrated that she is as yet contending with the best on the planet.
Following that success in Paris, a video of her contending in 1994 became a web sensation with the first editorial: “Oksana Chusovitina, 19 years of age, you don’t see numerous gymnasts her age. The greater part of them are in and out of the game by 17 or 18.” Twenty after five years, having turned into a mother, she is as yet going solid. It has not been a simple adventure.
Chusovitina started her profession with the Soviet national group during the 1980s, rehearsing on simple hardware. As the guidelines of the game changed, the device changed, but then Chusovitina kept on contending at the most elevated level, offering the platform to gymnasts more youthful than her very own child. Her own life has been testing. From an Orthodox Christian family, she confronted resistance when she chose to wed Bakhodir Kurbanov, a Greco-Roman wrestler and a Muslim.
Together they had a child, Alisher, who was determined to have leukemia at three years old. Without satisfactory medicinal consideration accessible in her local Uzbekistan, Chusovitina moved to Germany. The tumbling network helped raise assets for his treatment.
Chusovitina continued contending – this time for Germany – subject to prize cash to keep her child alive. “On the off chance that I don’t contend, at that point my child won’t live, it’s as basic as that”.
She mulled over resigning a few times. Subsequent to endeavoring the ‘Produnova’ at the Rio Olympic Games – a handspring twofold front salto vault, ordinarily named the ‘vault of death’ which Simone Biles broadly would not endeavor, saying: “I’m making an effort not to bite the dust” – she completed a frustrating seventh.
“After the last, I continued pondering what occurred for quite a while,” she said. “Would it be a good idea for me to proceed or not? Yet, the following morning, I woke up and understood that I would get ready for my next Olympics, I would go for my fantasy.
“I contended at seven Olympic Games. I won a gold award for the Soviet Union, I won a [silver] decoration for the nation that helped me – Germany. In any case, I’ve always lost an award for Uzbekistan. That is my fantasy – an Olympic decoration for Uzbekistan. At the point when I was thinking after Rio whether to resign or not, I understood that regardless I can, I have the vitality. I imagined that on the off chance that I don’t attempt once more, I will think twice about it for a mind-blowing remainder.”