To honor the London Games and the athletes participating in them, The Slanch Report will be bringing you THRICE DAILY a Hot Olympian of the Day. Each day we will bring you three (likely unknown-to-you) Olympians who, while maybe not quite worthy of a place on the medal stand, certainly are worth being placed on a pedestal for us to enjoy. Celebrate them all on the Hot Olympians page.
Russian high jump Anna Chicherova won the gold in London, adding another medal to an already crowded trophy case which includes the world championship in 2011 and a 2008 Beijing Olympics bronze medal. Prior to becoming pregnant in 2010 and taking the season off, Chicherova, 30, was regularly the runner-up but when she returned to competition in 2011 she started dominating. So let that be a lesson to everyone, kids make you stronger.
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