Over the Limit

Filmmaker Marta Prus follows rhythmic gymnast Margarita Mamun for months as the 20-year-old prepares for the Rio Olympics. "You're not a human being, you're an athlete," the young Russian is told by one of her two merciless coaches. However gracefully she catches rings or rolls a ball across her shoulders, her coaches expect more from her. In this unflinching look at how the Russian system for training transgresses boundaries, the documentary reveals the intense pressure put on athletes.
Aired:
Nov 24, 2021
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Dec 22, 2021
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