The Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony featured many striking moments, but seeing a young girl lifted high into the Fisht Olympic Stadium’s rafters was perhaps the most memorable.
Her name is Elizaveta (or Liza) Temnikova, and she’s 11 years old.
Temnikova was playing a character named Lyubov – the ceremony’s theme was “Dreams About Russia.”
Temnikova hails from Krasnodar, a town north of Sochi.
Examiner.com reports that she’s the daughter of two taxi drivers. According to the New York Times, Temnikova won the role in a casting call.
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