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BBC Olympics: Olga Korbut charms the world
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In 1972, watched by a huge new primetime television audience, the unknown 17 year old from the Soviet Union was a sensation.
Never before had the Olympics seen a gymnast like this -ÃÂ small, supple and smiling. Her floor exercise captured hearts with its impish charm and Olga's own childlike delight in her performance.