Natalia died from cancer on April 2nd and all I want to know is why didn’t we know about what she was going through earlier? It probably would have been nice for this girl to know that her gymnastics career meant something to someone before she passed away.
Natalia Bobrova was part of the 93 and 95 Russian gymnastics team and winning the bronze medal on floor in 1993. She was the first Russian to win a World medal after the fall of the Soviet Union and was the only gymnast in the 93 Event Finals floor final to have a ten start value.
The one thing I will always remember about Natalia was her clapping for her competitors after their routines in 1993. The Russians don’t do that for anyone but their teammates or occasionally for a Romanian if they beat an American.