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Leotard 47/∞: 2000 Sydney Olympics Russia Qualifications Leotard- worn by Svetlana Khorkina
Russia wore this leotard during qualifications at the 2000 Olympics where they qualified to the team final by finishing 1st in the preliminary competition. They also qualified several gymnasts to multiple individual finals.
Gymnasts that qualified to individual finals:
Svetlana Khorkina (AA, VT*, UB, FX)
Yekaterina Lobaznyuk (AA, VT, BB)
Yelena Produnova (UB, BB)
Elena Zamolodchikova (AA, VT*, FX)
** It is important to note that Svetlana Khorkina did originally qualify along with Lobaznyuk to the vault final but gave up her place to compete in the competition to her teammate Elena Zamolodchikova who in turn became the 2000 Olympic Vault Champion.
Elena Produnova on floor during the All Around competition at the 1999 World Championships where she placed fourth. Elena also placed fourth in the vault, bar, and floor finals earning her the nickname “Queen of 4th Place.” (x)
Olympic silver and bronze medalist; World two-time silver and two-time bronze medalist; European gold, silver and bronze medalist; Universiade three-time gold and silver medalist; American Cup Champion