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Updated July 30, 2005 09:02 PM
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Three-time world champion gymnast Svetlana Khorkina and her husband, Georgian (Russia) actor Levan Uchaneishvili, welcomed their first child, a boy they have named Vladislav ("Slava" for short) on July 21 at LA’s Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Slava weighed 6.5 lbs. Longtime friend and coach Yefim Furman said the baby looks exactly like Svetlana.

Svetlana is planning to return to Russia, where she is a vice president of the Russian Gymnastics Federation, but not immediately. It may take up to three months for Slava to receive a U.S. passport and Russian visa, because who is an automatic American citizen by virtue of being born here.

Thanks to CBB Reader Kristine.