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Uzbekistan’s 44-year-old gymnast heads for ‘last’ Olympics

By AFP
14 February 2020   |   6:18 am
Aged 44 and readying for her eighth Olympics in Tokyo, Uzbek gymnast Oksana Chusovitina makes light of her record-breaking survival in a sport dominated by teen prodigies. But while the desire to compete still burns in Chusovitina, she says she has given her word to her family, whom she calls her "strongest motivation", that the Tokyo Games this year will be her "last Olympics".

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