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Turning 30 Never Stopped Oksana Chusovitina or Jordan Jovtchev

I have a secret.
I'm turning 30 on Monday. I've been mourning this fact for about a month now and Alicia Sacramone had a birthday and turned 25. This made me even sadder. I love gymnastics, but every year, the gymnasts get younger and younger and everyday inching closer to 30 makes me feel even older.
With only three more days left of  being my 20's and in the effort of making myself not feel so old, I thought I'd round up gymnasts over 30 who are still competing and kicking ass.

My favorite gymnast over 30 is world and Olympic Medalist, Oksana Chusovitina.




Chuso, 37 as she is referred to around the gymternet has been competing steadily for over 20 years. Born in Uzbekistan , Chuso was a part of the Unified Team representing countries of the now disbanded Soviet Union  that won the team gold in the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona.  (Geographically challenged? See below map).

Chuso currently competes for Germany.  She's been a World and Olympic medalist many, many times over. She's also a wife and mother to a 13-year-old son. Make It or Break It wanted you to believe that a woman couldn't have a baby and still be a kick ass gymnast. In your face MIOBI writers! (That's another can of worms). Most of her competitors were not even born when she won her first gold medal. She said in a New York Times article that gymnastics keeps her young. Check her out performing on the vault in 1992 at the World Championships and at the 2008 Beijing Olympics:





Danell Leyva with his humble personality and his all-around adorable-ness, is still my number one male gymnast, but Jordan Jovtchev of Bulgaria is a smokin' hot silver fox. 


Seriously, that is hot. Granted, elite gymnast men are for all intents and purposes, men. As opposed to the "women" whom are still legally and biologically girls. The average age of a competitor in women's elite gymnastics is about 16.  The men are actually men. They average in their early to mid 20's. Jordan at 39, is at least 15 years older than most of his competitors. He competed in London for his sixth Olympic games. He's been a world champion on the floor and still rings and he is a four time Olympic medalist He is married and has a young son.











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