Chusovitina reaches seventh Olympics

Oksana Chusovitina

Oksana Chusovitina has two Olympic medals – team gold in 1992 and vault silver in 2008

Uzbekistan’s Oksana Chusovitina is on course to become the first female gymnast to compete at seven Olympic Games after qualifying for Rio 2016.

The 40-year-old sealed her spot at Sunday’s final qualifying event at the Rio Olympic venue.

Chusovitina has previously competed internationally for the Soviet Union, Unified Team, Uzbekistan and Germany before switching back to Uzbekistan.

She has won two Olympic and 11 World Championship medals during her career.

She helped the Unified Team win team gold at her first Olympics at Barcelona 1992 and won vault silver for Germany at Beijing 2008.

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