Summer Olympics: Gymnastics

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Fascinating article querying and exploring the world of gymnastics for women, and the body image issues alongside the reports of sexual abuse in years past. The question is apt, but the pictures of the athletes by Andres Kudaki at a competition at the end of the article are extraordinary. There is one of Madison Kocian, which I’ve included above, where her head and back are thrown back so far and her back leg curled so far up in a mid air split on the balance beam that the image makes it seem like the line from her neck to her foot is seamless; her body has almost wrapped back on itself.

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