Happy Holidays!

Posted on December 23, 2010


Double Front wishes everyone Happy Holidays and and a joyous New Year! New posts start next week and include an introduction to digital gymnastics communities.

Until then, enjoy these two videos from the 1989 World Championships Team Final. These routines from Soviet team members Olyesa Dudnik and Olga Strageva are two of the most dramatic, innovative and expressive I’ve ever seen. The first time I watched this competition, I was amazed by the Soviets’ level of difficulty and team depth. Elizabeth from Rewriting Russian Gymnastics recently discussed the success factors of Soviet gymnastics in her blog.

If you haven’t watched this team competition in its entirety, you owe it to yourself to do so. You won’t be disappointed!

Dudnik’s routine begins at 6:40

Strageva’s routine begins at 5:07