Just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone of you who follows me. It really means a lot to me and I appreciate everyone of you! Thanks for getting me to this milestone. It really made my day :)
WHY IS IT NECESSARY TO PUSH OTHER PEOPLE DOWN, JUDGE PEOPLE BASED ON THEIR LOOKS, JUDGE PEOPLE, CALL PEOPLE RUDE THINGS, JUDGE PEOPLE, TALK SHIT ABOUT PEOPLE, GET HAPPY WHEN SOMEONE FAILS AND GET JEALOUS WHEN SOMEONE SUCCEED, SPREAD NEGATIVITY AROUND YOU AND OTHER PEOPLE, JUDGE PEOPLE, COMMENT ON PEOPLE FLAWS AND WHY IS IT JUST NECESSARY TO BE A COMPLETE ASSHOLE ABOUT EVERYTHING
3rd in Team, 7th in the AA and I made it to the beam finals :) yay
So guys, I’m working on this little project where I make D-score guides for MAG, I’m doing this because not many people do it and I though it would help people understand MAG a little bit more. So far I’m only doing floor, parallel bars and high bar guides, I’ll eventually try my hand at scoring PH and SR.
I figured since it’s Easter/Spring why not? This is a small-ish list I guess, and mainly just people I’ve talked to a bit/blogs I stalk a lot. (Remember that if I follow you I obviously don’t hate you, and if I don’t follow you I probably don’t either.<3) Hover over your url!
junior - lyons, tinkler, grindle, jones and downie (mattis injured)
senior - whelan, tunney, downie, harrold and fragapane
junior - bondareva, dmitrieva, melinkova, tutkhalyan and skripnik
senior - kramarenko, mustafina, sotnitskaya, kharenkova and spiridonova (no komova?)
junior - jurca, iridon, butuc, stoica and peng
senior - iordache, bulimar, munteanu, stanila and zarzuall the teams are on there - thanks to jennifer-23 for the link :)
100% nominative because the Dutch teams will be named on the 30th of April. But it is weird that they didn’t put in Komova? And why not put Anna Rodionova over Kramarenko?
2004 Athens: Event Champions
Probably the best Amanar of the 2000s next to Cheng Fei’s
crazy bar skills
crazy beam skills
a sold, well performed and well executed floor routine
I don’t know why people forget Athens 2004
2014 American Cup - Sam Mikulak
This majestic creature.
On her beam series (the bhs + bhs + layout) she does not punch for the layout out of the second bhs at the correct angle and it cuts all the height she could be getting. Some days it’s better than others, but generally if you watch, she takes off for the layout with her feet underneath or even in front of her, which often turns the layout into more of a whip back because it channels all her momentum backward instead of up. To really get the height she needs for a creditable layout, she needs to really stretch out the second bhs and punch with her feet slightly behind her.
Also, on UB, you’ll notice that on her second skill (the stalder 1/2), she tends to close her shoulder angle a bit and finish turning late and out of handstand - she needs to push tall through her shoulders all the way up through the 1/2 turn so that it finishes in or closer to handstand rather than kind of falling through the turn like she does now. She rushes the whole thing a bit and as a result finishes the turn late and way past handstand, and she loses quite a few tenths on what should be a relatively easy skill for her). Also (although this is more a comment on Kim’s coaching than Key’s gymnastics) I think her UB set is a little heavy on straddled stalder elements right now - I’d like to see some toe on or inbar stalder elements in the future. I’m hoping some of the stalder elements are placeholders for higher-valued (and more interesting to watch) inbar elements.
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