Randomly came across this.

Cool stuff!  Thanks to Mostepanovafan for the montage – put together back in 2009.

Notice, unfortunately, that no recent gymnasts are featured.  Today’s routines are skill-skill-skill packed into the same time frame as the more artistic and innovative routines from years past.  I certainly don’t mind seeing some of the more difficult skills and combinations of today, but the routines often feel a bit rushed and unbalanced.  Creativity like this is sorely missed.