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  • Screenshot from YouTube video by Damien Walters
    Russian swing time: UK man launches himself over house
    As a child, Damien Walters always wanted to swing higher than his contemporaries. While most were simply happy to swing back and forth, he wanted to swing 360. Now he has taken ‘swinging’ to a whole new level – propelling himself over a house.
  • Russia's gymnast Evgenia Kanaeva (RIA Novosti / Grigoriy Sokolov)
    I’m still here: Kanaeva denies retirement reports
    Despite all the reports of her quitting sport, two-time Olympic champion, Evgenia Kanaeva, says she hasn’t decided on her future in rhythmic gymnastics.
  • Russia's Evgeniya Kanaeva performing with the hoop in the qualification phase of the individual rhythmic gymnastics competition at the London Olympic Games 2012 (RIA Novosti / Vladimir Pesnya)
    Swan song for rhythmic gymnastics diva Kanaeva (VIDEO)
    Russia's twice Olympic rhythmic gymnastics champion, Evgenia Kanaeva, is retiring at the age of 22 to take up an official role in the sport. Before she does that, RT offers a chance to look back at the record-breaking star in action.
  • Russian gymnast Yevgenia Kanaeva, gold winner of the rhythmic gymnastics individual all-around competition, at a news conference in the media center of the Russian Olympic venue Russia Park, London (RIA Novosti / Ekaterina Chesnokova)
    Gymnastics diva Kanaev announces retirement
    Two-time Olympic champion, Evgenia Kanaeva, says she’s not going to compete anymore after being elected the vice-president of the All-Russian Rhythmic Gymnastics Federation.
  • Ukraine's gymnast Mykola Kuksenkov (AFP Photo / Emmanuel Dunand)
    Ukraine’s top gymnast wants to compete for Russia
    Ukraine’s best gymnast Nikolay Kuksenkov, who twice finished fourth at the London Olympics, has decided to compete for the Russian national team.
  • Aliya Mustafina RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich)
    Russia announces gymnastics 'dream team' for Kazan Univarsiade
    The Russian women’s gymnastics team will be strengthened by the addition of two Olympic medalists at the Universiade in Kazan next year, including London Games champion Aliya Mustafina.
  • Two-time Olympic champion, Evgenia Kanaeva of Russia (RIA Novosti / Ekaterina Chesnokova)
    Kanaeva denies marriage rumors
    Evgenia Kanaeva, the world’s leading rhythmic gymnast, was stunned when she saw stories on her supposed upcoming wedding to hockey player Igor Musatov.
  • Russia's Evgeniya Kanaeva performs her ribbon program during the individual all-around final of the rythmic gymnastics event of the London Olympic Games (AFP Photo/Antonin Thullier)
    Wedding bells for gymnastics diva Kanaeva (PHOTOS)
    Two-time Olympic champion in rhythmic gymnastics, Evgenia Kanaeva, has announced she is going to marry hockey player, Igor Musatov.
  • Evgenia Kanayeva (REUTERS / Vasily Fedosenko)
    Kanaeva rewrites Olympic history (PHOTOS)
    Russia's Evgenia Kanaeva has become the first woman to win two Olympic rhythmic gymnastics all-around titles. The 22-year-old outshone another Russian, Daria Dmitrieva, on Saturday as the duo finished well ahead of other opponents.