Now don't get me wrong I am American, and I always want U.S.A to take home the gold, but I love watching when Russia performs. They have dominated this sport for years, and it's because of their culture, the Bolshoi ballet is legendary, and most Russian gymnasts, artistic and rhythmic, have trained in classical ballet along with their gymnastics training. Rhythmic gymnastics is about the dance elements while also using the apparatus, it requires intensive ballet training and a lot of flexibility.
What I love about Kanaeva is how graceful she looks on the apparatus. She is also considered the most successful rhythmic gymnast. Winning two Olympic All-Around titles straight and multiple world titles. I was so happy she won, she deserved it, she's so elegant and graceful. I hope she considers going into professional dance.
Evgenia in Beijing 2008
In London 2012