28 March 2006
Raissa Panagiotou of Cyprus performs at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne
Raissa Panagiotou of Cyprus performs her ball routine during the individual apparatus final in rhythmic gymnastics at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne March 26, 2006.
26 Mar 2006 REUTERS/David Callow
Sick little monkey that I am, a certain Seinfeld episode comes to mind... Seriously though, besides the amazing picture of contortion in mid-air, I was struck by Raissa's home country of Cyprus. How many Cypriot athletes have you ever heard of? Okay, let this be the first.
Raissa is a nice name, resembles our little boy's name: "Reis". He's 2-1/2 years old and he says "Woooow, that's really cool", every chance he gets. My eyes well up every time I hear it. -AT
Posted by IMA at 3/28/2006