Found this on BackOnPointe's tumblr: "..She has visible stretch marks. She is an Olympic athlete, a seriously kick-ass human being, and she has stretch marks just like the rest of us. And she isn’t covering them up with makeup, or wearing a bigger bikini bottom. Because stretch marks are nothing to be ashamed of. She has an absolutely killer body, that she worked hard to earn. This just proves that stretch marks are so unbelievably common, and absolutely not something to be ashamed of."
The Olympic Games seem to celebrate the extremes of athletic physique — from tiny gymnasts to impossibly huge shot-putters. But why are they shaped that way? NPR has put together an infographic that explores how athletes' bodies have changed over the last century, and the role physics plays in each event.