But Alisher was diagnosed with leukemia in 2002, and he was offered treatment in Germany.As a way to thank the country for its kindness – and her son’s life – Chusovitina began competing for Germany in 2006.With her debt repaid by her medal in the Beijing Games, she resumed representing Uzbekistan.As the calendar and the countries she represented changed, Chusovitina remained the one constant.“I really love the sport,” she said through a translator. I love to come out and perform for the public and for the fans.”Chusovitina had said in London that would be her last Games, and she smiled when she was reminded of that Sunday.“I’m woman,” she said, answering in English when asked to explain the change of heart.Our amazing customer service team is on hand to answer any questions you have, and as members of the Online Dating Association, we'll do everything we can to make your time on MSF as safe and secure as possible. Sarah Beeny TV Presenter and founder of My Single Friend I have been on site for a month membership.
And he gets the same answer as everyone else.“Wait and see, honey,” Chusovitina said with a sly smile.Competing into her 40s wasn’t Chusovitina’s original plan.She represented the Unified Team at her first Olympics in 1992, and her native country of Uzbekistan after that.“Otherwise, well, we’re all equal and we just have to compete against each other as equals.”Chusovitina would be an inspiration no matter what her sport.That she’s still competing at a high level in gymnastics, where 22-year-old Aly Raisman is nicknamed “Grandma,” makes her that much more remarkable. Chusovitina was the silver medalist on vault, her specialty, at the Beijing Olympics and was fifth four years ago.Which is why she now refuses to put an expiration date on her career.