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La Toya Jackson

I'm HONORED by Russian

Swimmers' MJ Tribute

8/9/2012 1:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Russia's INCREDIBLE synchronized swimming team didn't just blow away the judges with their gold medal-winning Michael Jackson routine this week -- they also left a lasting impression on one particular member of the Jackson family.

In case you missed it, the Russian team of Natalia Ischenko and Svetlana Romashina donned MJ-themed bathing suits and performed an amazing routine to the King of Pop's "They Don't Care About Us." The performance eventually helped them land the gold, over Spain.



Their routine was near-perfect -- but no one was more impressed than Michael's sister, La Toya Jackson, who tells TMZ, "I'm thankful for the honor that the Olympian swimmers paid to my brother Michael's memory."

She adds, "It is so wonderful to see how many global fans he has!"

Yes, global fans who look OUTSTANDING in bathing suits.

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46.

Cynic    

only decent thing i have ever seen out off russia. go girls.

803 days ago
47.

AlbertDeCastro    

Great routine, Michael must be smiling as I am.

803 days ago
48.

Glenda in Texas    

Nice going ladies. Congrats!

803 days ago
49.

ShoeGurlie    

HOLLYYYYYYYYYYY SHHHHHHHHHH!

803 days ago
50.

Yup    

The pedophile is dead; let's move on. And, why should la-trampa be honored; she didn't write, produce or sing the songs...

803 days ago
51.

renae    

I love synchronized swimming!! That was nice!!

802 days ago
52.

Rainbow    

Beautiful tribute to Michel Jackson!! Love lives forever!!!!!

802 days ago
53.

laffnbear    

Choose2BBrave
areminder.
He was found "not guilty..
He was not found INNOCENT. There is a big difference.

802 days ago
54.

MiMi    

That pig,Michael Jackson was a disgusting child molester,why not just honor the Batman shooter.

802 days ago
55.

kathy smith    

Great going girls now you won't be sent to Siberia.

802 days ago
56.

OhWell :Þ    

Why Do They
Have A Pedo
On Their Bathing
Suites?

801 days ago
57.

phia    

She adds, "It is so wonderful to see how many global fans he has!"

On what planet has she been living to realize this just now?!

792 days ago
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