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oleada
08-21-2010, 12:21 PM
(((Sasada))) Once again just behind Ferlito.

1. Komova 2. Vargas (ESP) 3. Ferlito (ITA)

floskate
08-21-2010, 12:26 PM
I don't know if Viktoria should risk injury by learning another harder vault, unless she may feel its a better option than her Amanar. Her time would be better served upgrading bars for example.

But she'll have to have a different vault for seniors won't she? I thought you needed two different take-off's. That's if she intends to compete VT EF's.

I wonder how many more dark horse/cinderella stories we're going to have today from the commentators? :shuffle:

oleada
08-21-2010, 12:28 PM
I wonder how many more dark horse/cinderella stories we're going to have today from the commentators? :shuffle:

As many as we will have Tsukaharas.

Cloudy_Gumdrops
08-21-2010, 12:29 PM
Dumb commentators. There's nothing interesting about PH!:D

bek
08-21-2010, 12:49 PM
But she'll have to have a different vault for seniors won't she? I thought you needed two different take-off's. That's if she intends to compete VT EF's.


I'm essentially arguing that she not bother with Senior VT event finals. At least not until after London. In someways what I'm saying sucks because she could be the first gymnast since Khorkina to have a medal everywhere, but I don't want to see this girl getting injured. Maybe that could be a goal for after London.

I mean look at what happened with Barbosa who spent her time after 2007 upgrading to a Cheng. She ended up injured, and was a shadow of herself in 08. Now I'm not saying that it was doing the Cheng that made it so, but I am saying I don't want to see such a thing with Vika.

I understand why Barbosa did it because vault was her best shot at an individual medal. But Vika she'll have a great shot at medals in the other events. She could focus on upgrading her bars, and fighting He Kexin. That would give her an even more buffer over Wieber too. Also work on those beam upgrades. I feel bad for Komova because really at the Senior level her and Tan would have been tied on beam, but Komova doesn't get full credit for her Arabian on beam. She can't legally do her Patterson either at the Junior level.

Don't you love these rules. Viktoria can legally do an Amanar but somehow not an Arabian on beam. (Although I have a feeling they may ammend the rules so juniors can't do Amanars)


Dumb commentators. There's nothing interesting about PH!

Is that what you are saying or the commentators? Because I actually think well done pommels are quite beautiful and cool looking.

floskate
08-21-2010, 01:00 PM
Well the last thing I'd want is for her to be injured. Whatever is best for her is fine by me :)

oleada
08-21-2010, 01:05 PM
I'm with C_G. Pommels = Snooze.
Get on with the bars so I can go back to sleep :blah:

bek
08-21-2010, 01:10 PM
Well the last thing I'd want is for her to be injured. Whatever is best for her is fine by me :)

I hate that this is the case with vault and so many good vaulters won't try for Seniors. I wish they required everyone to do 2 vaults from different families. Right now vault is really boring because just about everyone does the same vault.

Cloudy_Gumdrops
08-21-2010, 01:14 PM
Is that what you are saying or the commentators? Because I actually think well done pommels are quite beautiful and cool looking.

It's what I'm saying. It's in response to the commentators saying 'the interesting thing about pommels is...'.

Tomita is my fave male gymnast ever (plus, he's gorgeous) and I couldn't even sit through one of his pommel routines.

It'll never happen of course, but I'd love it if MAG dropped PH and SR. At least SR has the possibility of an interesting dismount.

Cloudy_Gumdrops
08-21-2010, 01:16 PM
:rofl: the American/Canadian/whatever commentator called Stepko the gold medalist in the 'womens' pommel horse.

Lara
08-21-2010, 01:28 PM
Yay, up in time for UB. :D Go Komova!

Nice to see Bulimar (bodes well for ROM) and Gardiner in the field.

floskate
08-21-2010, 01:29 PM
The other guy who calls every vault a tsukahara now going on about the girls flying between the bars like little birds, and Tan Sixin's obsession with biscuits!! :rofl:

I won't go there on the 'ride it' comments after pommels :shuffle:

bek
08-21-2010, 01:31 PM
Yay, up in time for UB. :D Go Komova!

Nice to see Bulimar (bodes well for ROM) and Gardiner in the field.

Not sure given the overall level of the competition that Bulimar being here bodes well for Romania.

You know Komova so doesn't belong in this competition and to a lesser extend neither does Tan. Its not fair to make the girls compete against Viktoria.

oleada
08-21-2010, 01:31 PM
Bars are really not Ferlito's thing :lol:

Lara
08-21-2010, 01:32 PM
Ferlito stalled on the top bar. :(