GYMNASTICS: ROUGH AND TUMBLE

The grande dame v. the showgirl v. the teenybopper. As the experts see it, the women's gymnastics competition in Montreal is a three-way toss-up—with a half-twist, double back somersault, of course. Returning to defend her championship in what has become the glamour-girl event for Olympic TV audiences is Russia's Ludmilla Turishcheva, 23, the all-round competition gold-medalist at Munich, renowned for her controlled grace and classical repertory. The cameraman's favorite will be Turishcheva's celebrated teammate, Firefly Olga Korbut, 21, who flipped, tumbled, smiled and cried both herself and her sport into the...

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