The Man, The Legend

The Man, The Legend

If I were to ask you, who you think the greatest male gymnast of all time is, I wonder who that’ll be.  I personally would say it’s Vitaly Scherbo.   I mean, the man won 6 out of 8 gold medals at the Barcelona Games in 1992.  He holds the record for having the most golds in one Olympics (more than any other gymnast in the history of the sport).  Having said that, it’s no mystery why I’ve looked up to him throughout all of my gymnastics career.

Me and Vitaly after the meet

Anyway, he brought his gymnasts (he currently owns a gym in Las Vegas) to a local meet that I judged at this weekend.  I see him every now and then at competitions and training camps but it was great seeing his kids compete.  Like him, a lot of them have great basics.  In fact, one of his kids scored a perfect score on pommel horse today.  Amazing!

For those of you that don’t know the great Scherbo, here’s a video I pulled up from YouTube:

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2 Comments on “ The Man, The Legend ”

  1. Mariko March 21, 2010 at 2:16 am

    Wow! You met Mr.Scherbo. He is the gymnast who Tomita-san respects of and pursued.

    You have lots of great opportunity through lots of your activity. You are great!

  2. Sho March 21, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    i did meet vitaly! in fact, i see him pretty often because of competitions!

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