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Kysla Wins One-of-a-Kind $10,000 Leotard
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Ukrainian gymnast Angelina Kysla finished fifth all-around Saturday evening at the 3rd Mexico Open in Acapulco, but her artistry brought her a very valuable prize: a customized leotard valued at approximately $10,000.

Angelina Kysla (Ukraine)

Ukrainian gymnast Angelina Kysla finished fifth all-around Saturday evening at the 3rd Mexico Open in Acapulco, but her artistry brought her a very valuable prize.

An expert panel that included Olympic gymnastics legends Nadia Comaneci (Romania) and Svetlana Boginskaya (Belarus) chose Kysla as the winner of the GK Prize for Elegance among the female gymnasts in Acapulco.

Her reward? A one-of-a-kind white leotard valued at approximately $10,000.

The leotard is made with GK's "Mystique" fabric, which is a nylon spandex with a foil finish. But the leotard is also covered with hundreds of Swarovski crystals, giving the leotard its rare value.

Kysla's coach, Inna Korobchinskaya, said they were thrilled with the surprise reward.

"As a coach, I am very pleased that my gymnast was chosen as the most elegant, and doubly pleased that such outstanding gymnasts as Nadia Comaneci and Svetlana Boginskaya picked her!" Korobchinskaya told IG on Sunday. "And I also want to say thank you to the GK company for such a unique prize."

The 22-year-old Kysla, a member of the Ukrainian team at the 2011 and 2013 world championships, showed off the leotard Sunday on the beach in Acapulco. She did a spontaneous photoshoot with IG, including posing with Korobchinskaya and Olympic champion Lilia Podkopayeva, who was also in Acapulco after taking part in the first national coaching clinic in Mexico.


Wearing her one-of-a-kind leotard, Kysla poses on the beach Sunday in Acapulco with 1996 Olympic champian Lilia Podkopayeva and coach Inna Korobchinskaya.
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