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ilovesalchows
10-16-2011, 07:13 AM
I am trying not to love Komova as my life is already full of headcasey figure skaters that I get too emotionally invested in.

Loves_Shizuka
10-16-2011, 07:14 AM
Sui Lu STILL looks like she's just been told she's got to go to the dentist for emergency treatment.

altai_rose
10-16-2011, 07:16 AM
I think Komova's likely a perfectionist. If she bobbles and knows she won't win gold, then she thinks there's no point in performing the rest of the routine well.

ilovesalchows
10-16-2011, 07:16 AM
Sui Lu STILL looks like she's just been told she's got to go to the dentist for emergency treatment.

:lol: I actually have thought she WAS crying a couple of times during these championships, before I realized she just always looks like that.

gingercrush
10-16-2011, 07:17 AM
Komova still stayed on her feet in the All Around so I think she's an inbetween mentally. Sui Lu was taken off the Olympic team because she was widly inconsistent and messed up on beam for two years straight and look where she's at now!

I'm not talking about falls. Its that once a mistake has been made she seems to melt with every mistake. That is what I find concerning. In AA as Weiber showed you can still make a very noticeable mistake and still win.

Anyway tea time for me so I'll give PB a miss but watch floor. Go Leyva and Uchimura.

ilovesalchows
10-16-2011, 07:18 AM
I think Komova's likely a perfectionist. If she bobbles and knows she won't win gold, then she thinks there's no point in performing the rest of the routine well.

Its funny, thats what the English commentators were saying about Nabieva during the vault final. That she just didn't care because she knew she couldn't win.

Loves_Shizuka
10-16-2011, 07:18 AM
:lol: I actually have thought she WAS crying a couple of times during these championships, before I realized she just always looks like that.

She did attempt to smile at one point during the ceremony, but thought better of it. She could probably feel a fever coming on.

gingercrush
10-16-2011, 07:19 AM
Awww is that correct. FIG donated to Japan Earthquake? Lovely.

Loves_Shizuka
10-16-2011, 07:21 AM
^Yes. $100k. I loved how confused Sui Lu and Yao Jinnan looked at the start of that bit; they probably don't understand English OR Japanese well enough to know what was going on initially. They looked really lost for a second. ha

bek
10-16-2011, 07:21 AM
I'm not talking about falls. Its that once a mistake has been made she seems to melt with every mistake. That is what I find concerning. In AA as Weiber showed you can still make a very noticeable mistake and still win.

Well she wasn't perfect in the AA but I don't think she melt. I think that komova definetly needs to learn some fight, but I think she CAN learn it. I think perhaps Viktoria has put to much pressure expectations on herself.

And I have to say this I'm not as convinced that Wieber is this great competitor either. She's better than Komova now, but this isn't the first all around Wieber has made a major error in the AA. A part of me kind of feels its a lot easier to compete with freedom on beam, when you know that you have made a major error and almost taken yourself out. You've got nothing to lose..

In general I think Mustafina and USA's Kyla Ross are both better competitors than Komova and Wieber. I do think though that Viktoria can learn to fight harder in her routines. I miss Mustafina's I'm out to compete and take numbers attitude.

vesperholly
10-16-2011, 07:22 AM
SopCast link works! :cheer2:

What events are up next? I can do PBP as long as the video holds out.

ETA: Parallel bars. I'm in no teknik but I'll try :)

Loves_Shizuka
10-16-2011, 07:22 AM
Ha. Who's the guy in PB final who's literally strolled onto the floor in a parka?!

ETA: It's the greek fella. bless 'im.

ilovesalchows
10-16-2011, 07:25 AM
Ha. Who's the guy in PB final who's literally strolled onto the floor in a parka?!


I saw that too, he's probably freezing. I thought he had sweats on as well.

Loves_Shizuka
10-16-2011, 07:26 AM
Good luck Berbecar. He's the dude who fell on his back and scored a 0 in TF.

Loves_Shizuka
10-16-2011, 07:27 AM
Marius Urzuca is one of his coaches! Wheeee. He still looks like a Freddie Mercury tribute act.