>On the other hand, I have a personal weakness for Russian hammer thrower Olga Kuzenkova
Wow. I saw her today for the first time! She kinda destroys all of the stereotypes for female weight event performers.
Watching Kuzenkova and some of the other former Soviet women in the women's 1500m heats (OK, I know they played a little rough) made me wonder how in the hell we (USA) ever had people like that as our mortal enemies years back. And of course, the Queen, Tatiana Grigorieva (www.tatiana.com.au
)isn't even in this meet.