Irina Rodnina and Alexander Zaitsev. These were another of the Russian Olympians I first followed. My older sister was into ice skating, so naturally, figure skating was must-watch in our household. They were pretty much unbeatable in their time.
August 31, 1972: Olga Korbut, seventeen, wins two gold and one silver medal in individual competition at the Summer Olympics in Munich. The four-foot-11-inch, 84-pound Korbut delights viewers with the joy of her performances.