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millyskate
07-03-2010, 04:20 PM
The British Women's champs are going on right now!
Tweddle will be there, but also Cairns, and King (I'm excited to see what they have to offer), Hibbert, Francis, Pinches (only on bars), Hunt, adn Whelan. Only Downie is out on injury. Should be a great show!
Mitchell won the Junior AA, with Tunney and Romaeo in bronze.

Videos to come on the www.baga.co.uk website.

Kiss My 1040
07-03-2010, 10:58 PM
We really could've used Tasha on floor. She was the best shit jump worker the US has ever had. She could get a 10.0 SV with non-existent tumbling difficulty, because she had every leap, turn, and jump imaginable, done in combination.

millyskate
07-04-2010, 09:06 AM
http://www.gymdata.co.uk/scores.asp?type=apparatus&groupid=2

Great come-back from Whelan, but I'm quite disappointed Marissa King isn't doing beam. She's always liked Floor and Vault better, but she's the only good beam worker GB has, and the NCAA did a world of good to her accuracy on the apparatus.

Nice to see Imogen Cairns going strong! She's not Commenwealth champ for nothing.

chipso1
07-06-2010, 01:14 AM
2010 Japan Cup results from this past weekend:

WAG Team:
1. Russia (173.850)
2. Japan (169.850)
3. Korea (150.650)
4. Vietnam (107.450)*

*Vietnam only competed with three gymnasts total, and only two performed on both UB and BB. VT seemed to be their best event, with UB severely lacking (including a score of 2.950:shuffle:). It will be interesting to see if they can develop some better gymnasts through the years.

WAG All-Around:
1. Ksenia Afanasyeva, RUS: 58.350
2. Koko Tsurumi, JPN: 57.750
3. Aliya Mustafina, RUS: 57.100
4. Yuko Shintake, JPN: 56.850
5. Hyun Joo Jo, KOR: 53.850
6. Eun Mee Moon, KOR: 50.200
7. Thi Thu Huyen Do: VIE: 46.350
8. Thi Ha Thanh Phan, VIE: 43.400

MAG Team:
1. Japan (276.100)
2. Germany (266.900)
3. United States (265.400)
4. Great Britain (263.600)
5. Korea (263.250)
6. Russia (259.800)
7. France (253.600)
8. Romania (249.400)

MAG All-Around:
1. Kohei Uchimura, JPN: 93.450
2. Koji Yamamuro, JPN: 91.100
3. Soo Myun Kim, KOR: 89.850
4. David Belyavskiy, RUS: 89.150
5. Daniel Purvis, GBR: 88.950
6. Fabian Hambuechen, GER: 88.700
7. Marcel Nguyen, GER: 88.550
8. Igor Pakhomenko, RUS: 87.350
9. Christopher Cameron, USA: 86.950
10. Arnaud Willig, FRA: 86.850
11. Paul Ruggeri, USA: 86.400
12. Samuel Hunter, GBR: 85.650
13. Chang Ju Ha, KOR: 84.350
14. Andrei Ursache, ROU: 83.350
15. Andrei Muntean, ROU: 82.900
16. Axel Augis, FRA: 80.950

Jonathan Horton (USA) also competed in the MAG team event, and scored: FX--14.050, PH--did not compete, SR--15.000, VT--14.650, PB--14.800, HB--14.850.

oleada
07-06-2010, 01:39 AM
Huh. Interesting results in the WAG AA. I wonder if they'll take Afanasyeva to worlds. She's just so inconsistent.

Karpenko
07-06-2010, 11:29 AM
With no Komova or Grishina this year I would take her. She's a potential AA and FX medal, even if she makes mistakes her scoring potential if too high not to take her IMO.

chipso1
07-07-2010, 12:29 AM
Some Japan Cup videos have been popping up on YouTube:

Koko Tsurumi (JPN) -- Team Final UB (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTxUvk9rrOs)

Tsurumi scored a huge 15.400 for her UB routine.

Koko Tsurumi (JPN) -- Team Final FX (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYpkYC8zU3o)

Scored a 14.200...definitely an improvement for Koko!

Aliya Mustafina (RUS) -- All-Around FX (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRR4dLp6Y9M)

^14.050 with an out-of-bounds .1 deduction. Her triple twist is great except for the fact that she has very sloppy feet and crossed legs. Nice otherwise, though.

Ksenia Afanasyeva (RUS) -- All-Around BB (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5NwhBnIm0Y)

^14.550 (D: 5.8/E: 8.750). Nice leaps and a good save on the standing arabian. Her dismount seems a little easy compared to most other dismounts these days. Only a double back?

Ksenia Afanasyeva (RUS) -- All-Around FX (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWm7ZK0Yv4g)

^14.650...fantastic double layout to mount, but then sloppy on the triple twist. She seems to have Rebecca Bross syndrome when it comes to bitch-facing. :P

Kohei Uchimura (JPN) Team Final VT (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BsaNM7Xz08)

^Absolute perfection. Where did they find .4 in deductions? He is amazing! :eek:

Paul Ruggeri (USA) -- Team Final HB (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEY6tSietRU)

^15.200 (D: 6.7/E: 8.5)...some nice combinations in there!

BigB08822
07-07-2010, 12:59 AM
I don't see where they got .400 in deductions for Kohei's vault, either! I could see maybe .1 for slightly bent arms onto the horse and then maybe another .1 just because you can say "well it could always be higher, farther out, etc" but there is really nothing to deduct for other than the simple belief that no one is perfect (or even close to it, as it goes in gymnastics).

Cloudy_Gumdrops
07-07-2010, 05:13 AM
Thanks for the vid links. :)

Uchimura is amazing, plain and simple.

I hate hate HATE! the full turn with leg at horizontal. Ewww! It bugs me on the same level that catch foot moves in skating do. It's so overused and I haven't seen anyone look good doing it.

I did like Afanasyeva's attitude turn though.

bek
07-07-2010, 07:15 PM
Huh. Interesting results in the WAG AA. I wonder if they'll take Afanasyeva to worlds. She's just so inconsistent.

Yes, but Ksensia has been performing more consistently than some of the girls they'd replace her with. Its one thing to leave off a brilliant but inconsistent gymnast and replace them with a gymnast you can count on to deliver. Its another thing to leave off a brilliant and inconsistent gymnast, and replace them with a gymnast who is not as good and also inconsistent.

Its not like Alexandrov has a lot of solid competitor options to be frank. Yes a lot of the girls are younger, and so their inconsitency is understandable but still.I felt Alexandrov did the right thing leaving of Ksensia of the Euros team, because my suscipian is that maybe Ksensia is performing better now that she knows that her place on Russia's A team isn't secure. He gave some of the younger girls a shot.

To be quite frank, I'm not sure how many of the current Seniors would actually be on the Olympic team, given the talent that Russia currently has in the junior department. And I'm not talking just about Komova and Grishina.
So this year, I think they need Ksensia, but it can be made clear to her, and heck it probably doesn't even need to be made clear to her that if she screws up big this time, that well to be quite frank, she'll be replaced by the new youngsters. Ksensia A is really talented and could be useful if she got it together (and maybe once again she needed to be challenged) So give her that second shot.

At this point I really don't think Russia has much to lose by taking Ksensia.

Loves_Shizuka
07-08-2010, 08:30 PM
Sigh. As per usual I'm out the loop; whom should I be youtubing to know who's currently hot in WAG these days? I'm usually a fan of the Russians and Chinese and like to know what's going in the States too.

(Please don't tell me it's just Sloan and Bross:scream: )

chipso1
07-08-2010, 11:14 PM
Sigh. As per usual I'm out the loop; whom should I be youtubing to know who's currently hot in WAG these days? I'm usually a fan of the Russians and Chinese and like to know what's going in the States too.

(Please don't tell me it's just Sloan and Bross:scream: )

Jordyn Wieber from the 2010 Pac Rim Championships, Anastasia Grishina and Viktoria Komova from the 2010 Junior Euro Championships. All three are too young for Worlds this year, but are age-eligible for London.

As for the Chinese, He Kexin continues to dominate on UB, Deng Linlin has turned into a pretty good AAer, and Sui Lu has recorded some big numbers on FX this year.

oleada
07-08-2010, 11:15 PM
Grishina is not age eligible until 2012, I believe. She's a year younger than Komova and Weiber.

She rocks, though :cheer2:

chipso1
07-08-2010, 11:31 PM
Loves_Shizuka:

Wieber (USA) came back at the Pacific Rim Championships after taking 8 months off to let an injury heal. She came back, IMO, looking better than ever with much improved form over what she showed at the 2009 American Cup a year and a half ago. She scored 59.550 to win the junior AA, which is actually higher than Bross' score (59.150) which won the senior AA. This is even more impressive considering the fact that she wasn't allowed to perform some of her harder elements in the junior event (like her double-double layout off bars and her Amanar on vault) because the rules didn't allow them.

Wieber VT (15.100) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0feKMa8Atc&feature=related)
^9.300 for execution!

Wieber UB (14.800) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iA1J_dw_JM&feature=related)
^Much improved on this event especially! (D: 5.9/E: 8.9)...D score will be higher with her double-double dismount, I believe.

Wieber BB (15.200) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9o3nxBMHOk&feature=related)
^Huge difficulty, and her full twisting back is incredible at the end of the routine! :eek: (D: 6.0/E:9.2)

Wieber FX (14.450) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fs4smhmQKyo)
^Improved leaps and dance over the rock-n-roll FX routine she used last year.

The reason I believe Wieber has an excellent shot at a successful Olympic Games in 2012 (should she qualify...) is that her coaches seem to be pacing her so well. Allowing her time off to really heal from her injury and forcing her to improve her flexibility and form is going to stand her in very good stead when she faces Grishina and Komova.

If you don't find them on your own, I'll try and look for some links to the Russians' routines later tonight or tomorrow. :)

chipso1
07-08-2010, 11:34 PM
Grishina is not age eligible until 2012, I believe. She's a year younger than Komova and Weiber.

She rocks, though :cheer2:

Oops...you're right!

Wieber turns 15 on July 12, and Grishina will turn 15 on January 16 next year.