Ostensibly, the “3 up, 3 count” rule for team finals creates parity. In this system, countries with a few great gymnasts, but without significant depth, can field a competitive World or Olympic team. Right?
Well. I remain skeptical about this tendency towards smaller teams and fewer “counting”…
Happy birthday, Dina Kochetkova!
1996 Olympic silver medalist; World two-time gold and three-time bronze medalist; Goodwill Games two-time gold and silver medalist
Namesake of the full-twisting back handspring on beam
Svetlana Khorkina - Russia
1996 Olympics All Around Finals - Beam Dismount