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Favorite Routines: Ksenia Afanaseyva

Okay, a giant grievance of die-hard gymnastics fans is lack of creativity, originality and artistry. Here is a gymnast who has all three.

Ksenia Afanaseyva is the current reigning world champion on the floor exercise. It's easy to see why. Ksenia can do the super power tumbling of Jordyn Wieber and company. But her choreography is so unique and creative. These days, a lot of gymnasts' version of the dance part of their floor routines mostly consists of waving their arms around in between a leap series and a tumbling pass. Ksenia is a fantastic dancer and she moves and dances so naturally it's hard to tear your eyes away.

This is Ksenia's routine from the team final at the London Olympics:

If you would like to see Ksenia's World Championships routine, just visit the Gymnast Profiles section of my site and check out Ksenia's profile.

Again, if there is a routine or gymnast you want featured, just send me a line and I'll post it for you.

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