Kathy Johnson Clarke has always been a major fan of Ludmilla Tourischeva and her soviet teammates. Covering the long-legged Svetlanas at the 1996 European Championships, KJC sounds as though she is en route to climax. Bart Conner is there to say something positive about the Romanians.
The 1996 European Champions was a tightly fought battle, but as with all Russian bloodbaths, there were kisses all around.
One's heart is with Boginskaya, but the head knows Lilia is the rightful queen. Though, watching her performance fourteen years later, it is obvious that her famous floor routine was a big ol' can of cheese wiz. Practice your landing positions with one foot front of the other and your haughty head tilt, because the bitch is back! Given how all athletes generally grow weaker once they leave Bela's conditioning program, this may have been Bogi at her best in '96.
Part 3 (Incl. Jr Euros Recap)