KHORKINA Svetlana (1979) Russia / Gymnastics
Having become famous for her magnificent figure, which she displayed in the Russian edition of a major girlie magazine, the gymnast proved herself at the Atlanta Games in 1996, where she won the asymmetric bars and came second in the overall team competition with the Russian squad.She went to Sydney with the intention of winning gold in the overall competition, just as she had at the preceding world championships. But she failed, to the disappointment of all her fans. Even so, he retained her title in the asymmetric bars and won another team silver. It was with these laurels that she retired. That is quite good for a woman who it was said was too tall for a gymnast and had for a while been forced into rhythmic and artistic gymnastics.