Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Almudena Cid (SPA, Gymnastics Beauty)

In an event where prepubescent girls reign supreme, Almudena Cid at 30 years old is a dinosaur - a beautiful one at that! The Spanish individual rhythmic gymnast is the oldest active competitor in the discipline.

Photo from Wikipedia

Cid has been a member of Spain's gymnastics squad since 1994. To date, she has competed in a total of four Olympics (1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008) - reaching the finals in Atlanta and Sydney. The Spaniard placed 9th in her discipline in both 1996 and 2000, an impressive feat considering the hegemony of Eastern European athletes in the event.