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.
Russia's Anastasia Vasina wasn't supposed to be in the Olympics, the 24 year old beach volleyballer found herself with the short straw when Russia only qualified to have one beach volleyball team in the games. However, through winning the FIVB World Cup Olympic qualifying tournament Vasina and her partner Anna Vozakova became Olympians.
One of the top young players on the tour, Vasina stands 6'2" and is pencil-thin and for some reason all the photos of her seem to feature her backside. Not that I'm complaining...
While Vasina is unlikely to earn a medal in these games, she and Vozakova did manage to upset the higher ranked Chinese team in the first round.
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