Mustafina now won't be competing in the Stuttgart World Cup in December, apparently it was Grebenkin's decision to withdraw her.
Signs of trouble already.
To be fair all the Russian team have been withdrawn 'to allow them to recover from post-Olympic injuries'.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!
I've read a couple things on my facebook feed indicating that Alexandrov intents to continue coaching Aliya, and that she basically doesn't want anybody else to coach her. Here's a small tidbit I found posted on Wednesday:
Yes, I hear that Alexandrov is staying with Mustafina long-term.
That is great news!
I think I will have a snack and take a nap before I eat and go to sleep.
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 sightings too so that makes me happy.
An MLB.com reporter asked what one thing Votto couldn’t do. “I can’t skate or play hockey,” Votto said. “Well, I can skate ... but I can’t stop.”
"I guess I'm just...I'm not used to someone putting me first." -Emma, Once Upon a Time, episode 2x3, Lady of the Lake
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.
Last edited by LuckyCharm; 10-14-2012 at 11:50 PM.
The side-by-side trampoline athletes were fun, with good costumes and lighting to show off their skills.
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!