Gymnastics News No.12 Part Deux!

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  1. morqet

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  2. Buzz

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    Signs of trouble already.
     
  3. floskate

    floskate Vacant

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    To be fair all the Russian team have been withdrawn 'to allow them to recover from post-Olympic injuries'.

    That said, it is all very worrying and I'm just glad that Alexandrov is staying on as Aliya's coach!
     
  4. Hedwig

    Hedwig Rarely here anymore but I try to be better!

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    Is he? That is great news! :cheer:
     
  5. Domshabfan

    Domshabfan Searching for Cizeron's Instagram

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    Till December 30th ...
     
  6. floskate

    floskate Vacant

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    Really? Is there an English link for this? What happens then? :(
     
  7. Karpenko

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  8. Loves_Shizuka

    Loves_Shizuka Gettin' my sass out

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    Yes, I hear that Alexandrov is staying with Mustafina long-term.
     
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  9. elka_sk8

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    That is great news! :cheer:
     
  10. Buzz

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    Thanks for the great news!!! :cheer2:
     
  11. Karina1974

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    IIRC he was Produnova's personal coach too, wasn't he?
     
  12. Rob

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  15. HeatherC

    HeatherC Go Team SW Florida! =)

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    NBC is showing bits and pieces of the Kellogg's tour right now and as much as I love gymnastics (and especially the Fierce Five), I am extremely glad I haven't spent any money to see this tour. :( It looks like they tried way too hard to be creative and different with the routines but none of it is really working for me. It was fun to see the trampoline folks but a lot of it is a little too cheesy for me. It is nice to see the girls again and know that things are going well for them though. I've also had a few Jake Dalton :swoon: sightings too so that makes me happy. :)
     
  16. LuckyCharm

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    I'm watching it now. Douglas is doing a watered down version of her hideous floor exercise. I understand why she's not going for the big tricks, but this routine is so much worse without some great tumbling to distract from the choreo. I rather like the trampoline people. The opening with the Olympic rings is absurd yet boring, except for the rhythmic ladies who did some cool things.

    ETA: I actually preferred it back in the day when these shows featured the gymnasts doing real routines with a bit of music and fancy lighting thrown in. One of the highlights of the 92 show was Miller and Gutsu doing the compulsory floor routine side by side.
     
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  17. viennese

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    The side-by-side trampoline athletes were fun, with good costumes and lighting to show off their skills.
     
  18. morqet

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    I've loved watching him so far! Doing really well considering that everyone else at the top of the scoreboard has previous dance experience, and of course hopefully it will help keep some of the interest in the sport that there was during the Olympics.
     
  19. Spareoom

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    Wouldn't it be fun if him and Shawn could dance together? It would probably be awful due to their lack of combined experience and expertise but it would be fun to see two Olympian dancers together.
     
  20. Karpenko

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    Kyla is done with the tour and is already at camp. :) I have to say I've done a total 180 with Ms. Ross these past 8 months. I want her to be world all-around champion this year. LOL! :cheer:
     
  21. Rob

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    Oh great, I am glad she's back at work. How is Bross doing? She is on tour right?
     
  22. floskate

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    I'll be happy with her as AA World Champ so long as she sorts her floor out and learns how to count :p
     
  23. Karpenko

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    :lol: deal. I find her to be a beautiful 3 event gymnast, I still can't believe she has that Fx. It's like watching someone who looks like a ballerina dance like Kate Gosslin on dancing with the stars.

    I have read that Bross is looking nice and doing more skills than last year, tumbling again (including a randi!), and can actually dance well with the hip hop stuff they are doing on tour. She can be world AA champ too. You know, where they both have the same score on every event, and the individual judges give all the same scores, including the Australian judge too so the tie breaker doesn't matter. ;)
     
  24. Rob

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    Ross could do a good floor, but that choreo is so bad.
     
  25. gingercrush

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    No more Americans winning AA titles. Go Mustafina, Komova, Iordache and Yao Jinnan. ^_^

    I think this quad is really going to emphasise the difference between the US and the rest of the world. The rest of the world can beat or be equal to the US on Beam and Uneven Bars. But the Americans have so much difficulty on floor (which is why Americans with lesser floors I think will need to specialise) and have 10-12 gymnasts that can pull off Amanars.
     
  26. Karpenko

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    :rofl: I love how you just come out and say it. I'm not mad 'atcha. :D I wouldn't mind those ladies win it either, Komova finally getting one would be nice too but I think that she was cursed by an evil gypsy somewhere. There's also Gabby, Ohashi, and Finnegan to deal with. I was expecting things to die out but this upcoming year could be just as good as last year. Mai Murakami for world FX champ would be great, I'm hoping for Gabby, Kyla, Mac, and Anna Li for worlds at this point for the US.

    Getting excited already :biggrinbo I wonder if Gabby and Aly plan on doing American Cup this year? It's in Aly's home state and I'm sure Gabby would love to have that title after outscoring everyone last year.
     
  27. gingercrush

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    I'm ready for the next season. Iordache and Jinnan badly need redemption. My feelings on Olympics are mixed but I'm over them now. Currently watching videos from the Mexico Open. Wow Dementieva has really regressed. Neither her beam or Uneven Bars look good anymore.

    Though it is lovely seeing Ukranian Oleg Verniaiev and Russian Belyavskiy. I hope the Russian men show the potential they showed at the Olympics. So lovely.
     
  28. Theatregirl1122

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    Non-team worlds just confuse me. Is the US likely to send its top two AAers and two specialists?
     
  29. Fridge_Break

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    Me too. I don't get the point in them. Either they should have a full Worlds event with the team competition, or not hold the event at all, IMO.
     
  30. Rob

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    Ugh I saw the gym tour on NBC. Glad I didn't buy tix. Zzzzzzzz
     
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