Tuesday, July 24, 2012

40th Anniversary of Olga Korbut in The Atlantic

Here's my piece on the ramifications of Olga Korbut's performance 40 years ago in Munich. For those of that have no idea who she is, check out this video from 1972:



She electrified the crowd and the world with her difficulty and her utterly charming personality. But more importantly, she began a new trend of a revolving door of young teen stars with a high degree of difficulty that continues to this day. Or did she?

Check out the story here.

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Tzivi Kleinbart said...
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Dvora Meyers said...

So while I don't have a problem answering this question--I am no longer Orthodox--I wonder why you were so curious.

I was actually just interviewed by the Couch Gymnast about my book and incidentally discuss my feelings about Orthodox Judaism and a lot of other stuff because I wrote a short book about my experiences. The interview is here: http://www.thecouchgymnast.com/?p=7000

And the book (you can't blame for plugging) is 2.99 and can be purchased here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00804NIMK

Anyway, I'm glad you like the site. And you can still take adult gymnastics classes. Chelsea Piers has a good, fun program. Not at all intimidating.

Tzivi Kleinbart said...
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