Since I’m in a gymnastics mood, I thought I’d post this floor exercise as my Friday Fantastic.
Lilia Podkopayeva is also criminally underrated, and I forgot to mention her in my gymnastics questionnaire. She was the 1996 Olympic all-around champion, deservedly so.
I love her floor routines. She was trained so well in ballet, and it shows. Just ignore the step she takes out of bounds here; she recovers nicely, and besides, it wasn’t judged anyway, because this routine is from the gala performance after the competition was over. So it was just for fun anyway.
Ladies and gentleman, Lilia Podkopayeva.
Enjoy! And Happy Friday!