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Nemov Favors All-Around For ‘Equity And Beauty’
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Featured in an interview in the June 2017 issue of International Gymnast magazine, legendary Russian gymnast Alexei Nemov said he would prefer more gymnasts to focus on the all-around rather than perform as apparatus specialists.

“I think a personal examination of every sportsman for all six apparatus will keep more equity and beauty of gymnastics as a multi-discipline competition,” said Nemov, who last month was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame.

Nemov, who is the Vice President of the Russian Gymnastics Federation, also commented on his amazing high bar routine in the 2004 Athens Olympic finals, which played a huge role in forcing the FIG to change the scoring system.

"It is difficult to forget such an experience," he said. "It had a big impression on me, and I still remember it now—that plenty of people from different continents started to support me. It was a storm of emotions for me, but their support mattered more than the position of the judges. I would like to return to that day in my life and thank again all the people who gave their vote for my routine."

Read the complete Nemov interview, and coverage of the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame induction ceremony, in the June 2017 issue of International Gymnast magazine. To subscribe to the print and/or digital editions, or to order back issues, click here.

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