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BigB08822
05-02-2010, 01:46 AM
I like what Dawes had to say. It is so true. It really wasn't fair to anyone in the end, even if I think it was the best thing to do.

barbk
05-02-2010, 02:42 AM
What was Mustafina's FX music?

And Dawes sounds very thoughtful. However, those girls got the glory of an Olympic medal (and places in record books that won't be reprinted) for many years, while the US team has a momentary announcement. It is unfortunate that the adults who made these decisions can't be punished severely. Ditto for the German coaches who fed their swimmers and other athletes all sorts of steroids, causing both great unfairness to the other competitors and enormous health problems for the athletes. Too bad all of their pensions can't be permanently withheld.

Autumn_girl
05-02-2010, 06:47 AM
What was Mustafina's FX music?


"Hijo de la luna"

Aliya has a sister Nailya (2 years younger) who was very good too and maybe even better. I know that she had injuries and not in a good shape yet, but if she will stay the team with Mustafina sisters, Grishina and Komova will be really strong

Loves_Shizuka
05-02-2010, 10:47 AM
I really like Dawes' quote; she's such a great ambassador for gymnastics IMO.

Was quite :eek: to see not only a piece but also a pic of Dong Fangxiao in the Metro ( a FREE newspaper given out on trains/buses in the UK i.e something ALOT of people read) this week. It's a sad situation all round, as Dawes says.

Congrats to the British ladies! Wooo! can't believe how successful we've been in the last few years!

oleada
05-02-2010, 03:24 PM
Russian junio girls take the EF golds, splitting the FX with Romania.

VT
1 721 KOMOVA Victoria RUS 15.200 14.700 14.950
2 725 PASEKA Maria RUS 14.500 14.050 14.275
3 686 FASANA Erika ITA 14.050 13.775 13.912

UB
1 723 GRISHINA Anastasia RUS 15.375
2 721 KOMOVA Victoria RUS 15.200
3 716 BULIMAR Diana Laura ROU 13.575

BB
1 721 KOMOVA Victoria RUS 14.900
2 717 IORDACHE L. ROU 14.575
3 701 MOONEN Tess NED 13.975

FX
1 723 GRISHINA Anastasia RUS 14.275
1 717 IORDACHE L. ROU 14.275
3 724 SIDOROVA Anastasia RUS 14.200

quite impressive scores.

floskate
05-02-2010, 03:53 PM
Just watching the EF now and Beth just rocked bars again. 15.875 with a 6.800 difficulty score :respec:

oleada
05-02-2010, 05:23 PM
Myzdrikova's routine was gorgeous; I thought she was rather underscored in comparison to Tweddle.

floskate
05-02-2010, 05:39 PM
Yeah I thought it would be closer considering the big hop and windmill arms to control her first tumble run. But she nailed her double pike arabian and has been an absolute rock all week. 6 for 6, not bad for a gymnast who's just turned 25!!! :respec: :cheer:

LuckyCharm
05-02-2010, 05:45 PM
World champ Williams leaves gym in dispute:
http://www.universalsports.com/news/article/newsid=470905.html#world+champ+williams+leaves+dis pute

I hadn't seen this posted yet. Sounds like a bit of a mess. I hope Kayla finds a situation that suits her soon.

BigB08822
05-02-2010, 06:08 PM
World champ Williams leaves gym in dispute:
http://www.universalsports.com/news/article/newsid=470905.html#world+champ+williams+leaves+dis pute

I hadn't seen this posted yet. Sounds like a bit of a mess. I hope Kayla finds a situation that suits her soon.

This sounds like a huge mess! Why is a World Champion being turned down at every gym in the state? We are not getting the whole story, clearly! Either the family is making unusual demands, such as free training, or she has some awful reputation around the area. Why else would she be denied training, that makes absolutely no sense.

As for the autograph session. Well, I see both sides. But again, that one incident alone should not have ended things. It makes me think things have been going on for a while and this was simply the last straw. I hate to be so presumptuous but I think the family and/or Kayla left out a lot of details, probably details that don't make them look so good.

That article only gave us their side of the story, I would really be interested in the other side.

LuckyCharm
05-02-2010, 06:20 PM
This sounds like a huge mess! Why is a World Champion being turned down at every gym in the state? We are not getting the whole story, clearly! Either the family is making unusual demands, such as free training, or she has some awful reputation around the area. Why else would she be denied training, that makes absolutely no sense.

As for the autograph session. Well, I see both sides. But again, that one incident alone should not have ended things. It makes me think things have been going on for a while and this was simply the last straw. I hate to be so presumptuous but I think the family and/or Kayla left out a lot of details, probably details that don't make them look so good.

That article only gave us their side of the story, I would really be interested in the other side.

Yeah, it's a really strange story so far. It would behoove the coaches to let their side be known. As it stands, it basically sounds like the dumped a gymnast because she went to school. That doesn't really paint them in a good light.

oleada
05-02-2010, 06:23 PM
I agree, Brian. There's no reason why all the coaches in the state have rejected her unless there's something else going on. And I can't imagine such a long coaching relationship ending over one autograph session. There's got to be more to the story.

barbk
05-02-2010, 06:37 PM
I'm sure there is more going on, but I was a little horrified to see this quote given her mom's explanation that after the meet canceled Friday's competition she didn't feel that her daughter ought to miss school just to sign autographs, and that they'd already promised to instead sign autographs on Saturday.

"We're the coaches," Spencer said. "We're the ones that decide how her training goes, where she goes and how she presents the name of the gym and the coaches. She didn't show up."

bek
05-02-2010, 07:06 PM
I'm sure there is more going on, but I was a little horrified to see this quote given her mom's explanation that after the meet canceled Friday's competition she didn't feel that her daughter ought to miss school just to sign autographs, and that they'd already promised to instead sign autographs on Saturday.

"We're the coaches," Spencer said. "We're the ones that decide how her training goes, where she goes and how she presents the name of the gym and the coaches. She didn't show up."

From what I understand though the signing autographs was at Friday night. So her missing school might not have been necessary. And I suspect the we are the coaches, had way more to do with other stuff going on in the fight between the parents/coaches. I also suspect some of the issue maybe that the coaches are from Eastern Europe/maybe Soviet Union. And well in that area-the coaches very much decided everything when it came to training regime.

poths
05-02-2010, 08:29 PM
Yeah I thought it would be closer considering the big hop and windmill arms to control her first tumble run. But she nailed her double pike arabian and has been an absolute rock all week. 6 for 6, not bad for a gymnast who's just turned 25!!! :respec: :cheer:

Massively successful event for the Brits. Thought Downie looked like she was ready to challenge in the AA again next year aswell.

The GB men are :rockstar: and a heap of junior dudes behind them....