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    I am just turning the broadcast on, ti-vo caught on Universal Sports. I knew that Komova was ill, but Bart Connor says that she is in the hospital with meningitis. Wow. I didnt know she was so ill. I hope she gets well soon. That is a serious illness.
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    If you pretend that Mustafina's triple twist is an upside-down triple salchow, it's not so bad. She even lunges back for a one-foot landing.

    Kyla looks lovely tonight. If Simone hits floor, she'll win by almost a point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karpenko View Post
    If you pretend that Aliya Mustafina's triple twist is an upside-down triple salchow, it isn't so bad. She even lunges back for a one-foot landing.
    With a Nakano level wrap

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    Gymnastics News #13

    Such a shame about beam for Iordache!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karpenko View Post
    If you pretend that Aliya Mustafina's triple twist is an upside-down triple salchow, it isn't so bad. She even lunges back for a one-foot landing.
    That's a novel way of looking at it. I love Mustafina in general, she really brings that Russian diva quality, but really, I'm glad she got hammered on vault earlier. Those legs are just inexcusable.

    Iordache goes into second behind Musty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrinalini View Post
    That's a novel way of looking at it. I love Mustafina in general, she really brings that Russian diva quality, but really, I'm glad she got hammered on vault earlier. Those legs are just inexcusable.

    Iordache goes into second behind Musty.
    I don't guess she's motivated to fix it. She keeps winning. She would be really gorgeous if she did. I've always been a fan but the bent legs are hard to watch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lara View Post
    Such a shame about beam for Iordache!
    I know....the fact that she was solid on UB but had a mistake on beam, which is perhaps her best event, must be quite upsetting

    For Mustafina though, love her and her fighting spirit (fugly twisting and all )

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    I feel like the early days of skating fandom - I'm at work and I keep hitting refresh to see how Kyla and Simone do in this final round.
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    Biles' artistry on floor is just...painful to watch, but that should be enough for gold. Lots of bouncy landings for her, though.

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    Thrilled for Simone and Kyla. They did amazing under the pressure.

    Amazing to think that last year Simone was just the junior national aa bronze medalist. She's come so far in such a short amount of time.

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    Simone easily walks away with it. The competition as a whole went better than I expected, it's a good podium. Simone's first pass was SO EASY. I think she could repeat pretty easily next year as well, she's bound to upgrade floor even more and her bars came so far in such a short time. The double layout-half was awesome today, and there's a lot of potential with expression in her floor that I hope gets way developed over the summer. Kyla could medal on floor with a hit routine based on today's scores. Who knew.

    I hope McKayla, Yao, Iordache, and Iordache/Izbasa win the EF's. I like this Romanian team a lot, but I think it's partly because this field is so poor overall.

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    Kyla Ross and Kohei Uchimura won the Longines prize!

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    Kyla won the Longines award for elegance!

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    Kyla gets the prize for Elegance PML at her being taller than Kohei

    ...trying to keep track of how many times they said "Longines"...

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    While Biles' style isn't my favourite, the joy with which she competed was really something to behold. She really is adorable and I love this podium. Fab job from Musty too after that horrific qualification. What she would be if she sorted out her twisting and actually trained like she gave a damn!!!

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    Congrats to the podium - three very different routes to the medals for each of those athletes, and each impressive in their own way.

    What do you get for the Elegance Prize - a watch or just the honor?
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    What is with this announcer? "Ladies, smile. You're on camera."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garden Kitty View Post
    Congrats to the podium - three very different routes to the medals for each of those athletes, and each impressive in their own way.

    What do you get for the Elegance Prize - a watch or just the honor?
    The award, a watch, and a $5,000 check I believe?

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    Ross is such a deserving winner of the elegance prize. And she's either really tall for a gymnast or Biles is really short, because I was kind of shocked to note that Ross looked about a head taller than Biles.

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    The award, a watch, and a $5,000 check I believe?
    And unless she changed her mind, Kyla will have to turn down the money because she wants to remain NCAA eligible.

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