Aliya Mustafina was one of the top competitors in women’s gymnastics at the London Olympics. Her progress toward the Olympics was not an easy one, as you’ll see in this video. An ACL injury in the spring of 2011 led to surgery and a long road to recovery.
But she pushed herself through the pain and was able to only to qualify for the Russian Olympic team, but excelled in her performances in Olympic competition.
Mustafina was the most decorated gymnast, male or female, at the 2012 London Olympics. She won four medals, including the silver in the team finals, the bronze in the individual all-around competition, the gold on the uneven bars, and the bronze in floor exercise. I’m sure we have not seen the last of her in competition!