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Lexie out of Classics

tripletwistblog:

She fell on her beam dismount and is now in the hospital. Noooo!

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smalllikesimone:

So apparently today at podium training, Lady Gaga got a 15.525 on beam.  In other news, Lil Wayne was competing on floor.

They did this at the beginning of each session at Nationals when they were explaining the way judges score the routines and that the crowd wasn’t going to be seeing any “perfect 10s” tonight and they were using celebrities as examples for good and bad scores. The tech crew was probably making sure the banners and graphics were working correctly and prepared. 

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shutupmckaylasvaulting:

I’ve been wanting to to a dragon leo for Team China, and after seeing Wales’ dragon leos, decided to go ahead and do it today. I went a little crazy, but when has China ever had a rule against busy leos?

I would’ve used a Chinese gymnast, but finding pictures good enough to design a leo on is hard as hell with them…

that is beautiful!! Especially the ombre one wow i love that and the y really aren’t busy don’t worry.

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seattle—washington:

tumbling-and-tchaikovsky:

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davaistoi:

whiptotriple:

Dipa Karmakar’s Produnova from today’s vault finals!

look at her teammates reaction and tell me if you still want this banned.

but it wasn’t about that… it was about a bunch of gymnasts from smaller countries chucking that  vault to get into the event finals and hoping to get a medal for landing on their feet when they have shoddy technique and risks serious injury.

I’m not for banning it but i think it should be devalued to discourage people from attempting it when they don’t have the best execution. 

Say if it’s 6.5 or something, then if they get an E score in the 7.0s then it becomes not really worth it to risk doing it. 

I mean if you land badly on a DTY, the worse you could do is tear your ACL, that’s completely different than like breaking a spine….

iono just my opinion. 

^^ agree I don’t want the vault banned I just think that its irresponsible of the coaches to let her do something like that. If there is a girl out there that can do the vault how it is meant to be done of course she should be allowed to compete it. This just isn’t it. The vault goes by so quickly and its a blind landing so it is so easy to hurt something by miss timing the rotations. There have been several men that have made it into the vault finals at the Olympics and miss timed it as well. And these are men that have training this vault since they were 16 and now are 21. Not someone who picked it up last year to try and make an event final. And when you look at how many athletes get injured doing vaults that they are fully capable of performing with great technique, execution etc its really not something that should gambled. Produnova herself only had an acceptable landing on the vault one time and then she stopped competing it. Everyone on here today has been saying that this vault she did was so great compared to the others we have seen which is true but when you compare it to how the vault is MEANT to be done it is still nothing short of scary. I hate to be the realist debbie-downer over here but this is still unacceptable. I am super happy for her being from a small country like India that has basically no program thats awesome and if she improves this and can perform it well later on then fantastic but she should not be competing it now in this shape.

I honestly don’t know very much about this kinda stuff, but I thought that if your butt touches the ground in a landing that it meant you’re out? I think it’s pretty clear that her butt touched the mat. Don’t get me wrong because I’m impressed she was even able to land at all. I know I wouldn’t, but still.

If you bum,hands or anything else touch you will get some sort of deduction. The judges will decide if you put like full weight or if it just brushed and give harsher or more lenient of a deduction from there. If you DO NOT land with your feet first and any other body part touches before them the judges will give a zero score.

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davaistoi:

whiptotriple:

Dipa Karmakar’s Produnova from today’s vault finals!

look at her teammates reaction and tell me if you still want this banned.

but it wasn’t about that… it was about a bunch of gymnasts from smaller countries chucking that  vault to get into the event finals and hoping to get a medal for landing on their feet when they have shoddy technique and risks serious injury.

I’m not for banning it but i think it should be devalued to discourage people from attempting it when they don’t have the best execution. 

Say if it’s 6.5 or something, then if they get an E score in the 7.0s then it becomes not really worth it to risk doing it. 

I mean if you land badly on a DTY, the worse you could do is tear your ACL, that’s completely different than like breaking a spine….

iono just my opinion. 

^^ agree I don’t want the vault banned I just think that its irresponsible of the coaches to let her do something like that. If there is a girl out there that can do the vault how it is meant to be done of course she should be allowed to compete it. This just isn’t it. The vault goes by so quickly and its a blind landing so it is so easy to hurt something by miss timing the rotations. There have been several men that have made it into the vault finals at the Olympics and miss timed it as well. And these are men that have training this vault since they were 16 and now are 21. Not someone who picked it up last year to try and make an event final. And when you look at how many athletes get injured doing vaults that they are fully capable of performing with great technique, execution etc its really not something that should gambled. Produnova herself only had an acceptable landing on the vault one time and then she stopped competing it. Everyone on here today has been saying that this vault she did was so great compared to the others we have seen which is true but when you compare it to how the vault is MEANT to be done it is still nothing short of scary. I hate to be the realist debbie-downer over here but this is still unacceptable. I am super happy for her being from a small country like India that has basically no program thats awesome and if she improves this and can perform it well later on then fantastic but she should not be competing it now in this shape.

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bunheadforever:

danceisthemovement:

The second one requested by bunheadforever, hope you like it :)

This is perfection!! I had to add that in there!!!!!

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FX Leo Details - Catalina Ponor

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mischief-managed-7:

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sparklesandchalk:

bailies-keys:

with an 8.1 E score it’s obvious she was counted with a fall but yay for a not terrifying produnova!

that still looks scary to me!

and it looks like a fall to me haha but apparently it wasnt? how is that not a fall?

Maybe she landed feet very slightly first?

she did land with her feet first, but my point is her butt still touched the floor so it should’ve been a fall :)

Oh okay sorry :) and idk maybe she just skimmed the ground or they were so impressed they didn’t want to deduct?

haha, I’m thinking the latter! I know I was impressed! :D

the feet landing first rule is only applicable when the judges are deciding if they will even give a score for the vault at all. If you land with anything other than feet first the athlete gets a zero. Her whole bum is on the mat this is totally a fall and a another horrifying produnova

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Bold your favorites gymnastics version

iordikachu:

1. Standing arabians, standing fulls, onodis , bhs-tucked fulls or triple twist dismounts?

2. Black, blue, red, violet or white leos?

3. Rebecca Bross, Nastia Liukin, Aly Raisman, Dominique Moceanu or Chellsie Memmel?

4. Sweeps, someone winning Olympic gold at home, someone getting a perfect ten, successful comeback after a devastating injury or someone winning an important title on their worst event?

5. Larisa Iordache, Catalina Ponor, Daniela Silivas, Nadia Comaneci (3 way tie :3) or Simona Amanar?

6. Worlds, Olympics, Euros, Nationals, or Jesolo?

7. 1988, 1976, 2004, 1996 (because LILIA) or 1964 Olympics?

8. Double doubles, double layout-punch fronts, whip double arabians, whip to triples or full twisting DLOs?

9. Jiang Yuyuan, Yang Yun, Yang Bo, He Kexin or Yao Jinnan?

10. Amanars, layout rudis, produnovas, 2/1 tsuks or lopez vaults?

11. Friendships: Aliya and Vika, Lari and Diana, Nabs and Aliya, Mack and Kyla, or Becca and Katelyn?

12. Svetlana Khorkina, Aliya Mustafina, Viktoria Komova, Ksenia Semenova or Dina Kotchetkova (2 way tie :3)?

13. Canada, GBR, Italy, Germany, Japan or Australia?

14. Classic of all classics: vault, beam, floor or bars?

15. Fabrichnovas, piked jaegers, Paks, Bhardwajs or layout jaegers?

16. Teams: USA 2012, Romania 2004, Russia 2000, China 2008 or URSS 1988?

17. Olympic AA champions: Shushunova, Caslavska, Latynina, Gutsu, Raducan, Podkopayeva or Liukin?

18. Chuso is a legendary badass: yes, yes, yes, yes or yes?

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archangelsky:

the color palette of the queen

{insp.}

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pretty in pink

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lamachineee:

Deriugina School | The School of Elegance

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tagged: elena vitrichenko rg Anna Bessonova albina deriugina