4/22/2011

Happy Birthday to France's Best Gymnast of All Times

Yes, the uniquely elegant Eva Serrano. Watch her beautiful balances and leaps, and wonderfully personal style:



I remember reading somewhere that, while training with Bulgarian coaches, Eva had learned a couple of Bulgarian phrases including "Az sum mnogo gladna" ("I am very hungry"), a great expression for those on a perpetual diet. ;-)

A bronze medalist with hoop from the World Championships in 1997 in Berlin and 6th at the Atalanta Olympics in 1996, Eva remains unforgettable.

4/17/2011

Ulyana Trofimova's Medal Winning Ball Routine

This weekend at the World Cup competition in Kalamata, 21-year old Ulyana Trofimova from Uzbekistan won a bronze medal for her amazing ball routine:



Ulyana is one of the most charismatic gymnasts on the international carpet, capturing the attention of the audience with her amazing flexibility, risky routines, and a dazzling smile. For me she is the official queen of the backscale. He backscales look so perfect, they are almost unreal:





My favorite leotard of Ulyana is this leopard print one, unconventionally combined with a blue ribbon. It would not look good on most people, but Ulyana is so charming, she could be a top fashion model who can make any style look appealing. And she looks stunning in it: