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Buzz
03-16-2010, 03:26 PM
All I can say is WOW! I thought she was coaching now. Congratulations to Kristina Vaculik of Canada on winning two gold and two silver medals at the Cottbus Cup in Germany! :cheer2:

Cloudy_Gumdrops
03-16-2010, 03:42 PM
Chuso is just awesome. :respec:

It's so nice to see Vaculik picking up some hardware. I really love her gymnastics.

Rob
03-16-2010, 03:50 PM
Chusovitina back and aiming for 2012!

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Sorry if this has been discussed already but it's the first I've heard. :respec:

And she is still winning vault titles! Wow! I look forward to seeing her in Rio at age 41!

BigB08822
03-16-2010, 06:24 PM
Chusovitina back and aiming for 2012!

http://www.intlgymnast.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1398:chusovitina-back-at-cottbus-world-cup&catid=5:competition-reports&Itemid=164

Sorry if this has been discussed already but it's the first I've heard. :respec:

All I can do is laugh at this point and then give her lots of :respec: As long as she can do it then go for it. She competes for a team that needs her and she could probably be taken for only vault if they wanted.

I went to the link and was looking at the results, specifically for vault. Is it just me or do those not add up at all? Almost no ones two vaults average out to what they say they do. They show someone down in 6th place with an average of 13.750 which would be an easy 2nd place average. Am I missing something?

Rob
03-16-2010, 06:39 PM
I went to the link and was looking at the results, specifically for vault. Is it just me or do those not add up at all? Almost no ones two vaults average out to what they say they do. They show someone down in 6th place with an average of 13.750 which would be an easy 2nd place average. Am I missing something?


You are right, I can't figure them out either.

Tesla
03-17-2010, 02:09 PM
Are you talking about the International Gymnast page? Those scores are just for qualification, and they are ranked by first vault score. If you go to the competition link, you can get final results. Anyway, here are the vault final scores:

RESULTS
Women Vault
FINALE
RANK BIB D-Score RESULT

1 12 Chusovitina, Oksana GER 13.875
5.90 14.675
5.50 13.075

2 3 Vaculik, Kristina CAN 13.787
5.00 13.950
4.80 13.625

3 42 Toth, Renata HUN 13.625
5.00 13.725
5.00 13.525

4 4 Unick, Anysia CAN 13.512
5.00 13.925
4.40 13.100

5 28 Kysselef, Tjasa SLO 13.387
5.00 13.325
5.00 13.450

6 29 Belak, Teja SLO 13.350
4.60 12.950
5.30 13.750

7 23 Litewka, Joanna POL 13.287
5.30 13.650
4.60 12.925

8 6 Tkalcec, Tijana CRO 12.512
4.60 11.725
5.00 13.300

BigB08822
03-17-2010, 06:15 PM
Did Chuso fall on her 2nd vault? 13.075 is a low score for a vault out of 15.500, even if it has big form issues which she typically does have. Nice score on her first vault, though.

Rob
03-17-2010, 06:36 PM
I saw a photo of her that looked like she fell on a vault. I will see if I can find it.

Better yet - video is linked here:

http://gymnastics.about.com/b/2010/03/13/chusovitina-is-back-and-wins-vault-at-cottbus.htm

(answer is yes, she did)

LKR
03-21-2010, 03:00 PM
I'll be going to the US Gymnastics Championships in Hartford in August. Although I am veteran USFSA Championship goer, this will be my first gymnastics nationals. Any pointers or thoughts about the latter and what I can expect/should watch, etc.

Thanks! :)

I went to gymnastics nationals last year, and I will probably be going this year as well. The competition spreads out over four days with seven competitions (junior men and senior men on Wednesday, junior women and senior women on Thursday and Saturday, and senior men on Friday). The senior meets for both men and women are very fun to watch. The junior meets tend to be a little boring, but they're still worth going to.

mkats
03-22-2010, 10:34 PM
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ilovesalchows
03-22-2010, 10:47 PM
"It's the Cheryl Ladd collection and I got it at JC Penney's. On sale!" - Christine Taylor, Zoolander

dramagrrl
03-29-2010, 05:10 AM
Nice to see that Nastia's collection looks both pseudo-trendy and age-appropriate, something which is sorely lacking in clothing for the 8-12 year-old set these days.

A.H.Black
04-05-2010, 01:12 AM
I'm not sure if this exactly fits here, but I'll try anyway.

I have been watching some of my old tapes while transferring them to dvd. This week I watched U.S. Nationals from 1998 - right after the 1998 Goodwill Games. I had forgotten what a transitional year that was for the US future team.

- It was right after Sang Lan's accident at the Goodwill Games. She was still in a New York hospital and NBC showed some footage of her floor routine and wished her well. They also told the story of the coach - Mr. Carter of the Parkettes - who had footage of the actual accident, but refused to allow it to be shown by anyone. Just to be sure - he destroyed it.

- Vanessa Atler's uneven bars problems were growing although no one had any idea how significant they would become. She had a disaster on the bars on day one. Then, on day two, she had a great bars routine, scoring a 9.8. Everyone thought she would be able to continue to improve from that point - at least I remember thinking that at the time.

- Dominique Moceanu looked good and performed well, but looked unhappy all through the meet. Part of her continuing complicated career and life.

- Kim Zmeskal tried a comeback and finished 11th overall. She looked good on the vault, and floor that I saw. She injured herself later and that was that.

- Jenny Thompson - was 17 and trying a sort of comeback. She finished 4th that year, made the 1999 Worlds Team and then, after surgery, she realized she would be able to make the Olympic Team and retired from the sport just 2 months before Olympic Trials.

- Elise Ray started looking like a contender. She didn't finish in the top 4 but was on her way up to the Olympic Team.

- Kristen Maloney won the national title looking strong all the way through. At the time she wasn't sure whether she would go on to try out for the Olympics or whether she would go to school instead.

Only Elise Ray and Kristen Maloney (of the top performers) went on to the 2000 Olympic Games. At the time it seemed confusing. Watching it in retrospect was fascinating.

judgejudy27
04-05-2010, 11:31 AM
I remember laughing at Atler's 9.8 on bars. Even with a totally hit bars set she never deserves a score like that with her swing and form issues. Would Khorkina have gotten a 10.2 if she were there? It was clearly a big gift from the judges who were just applauding her for making it through a bar routine upright including her Commaneci. I actually think part of what ruined Atler was the blatant overscoring she often received at events like Nationals and the American Cup, and underscoring of her competitors, which gave her an attitude she was even better than she really was. If she were handled properly and didnt turn into such a headcase at the end I think she could have been a real contender in the AA, vault, floor, even beam at the 99 Worlds and 2000 Olympics. She was the most talented U.S gymnast of that quad overall, even more than Ray IMO who had alot of style and finesse but little power.

lukeanthony
04-05-2010, 11:32 PM
Is anyone going to Europeans or Worlds this year?