I just love this gymnast. She is my favorite gymnast. I just wish she had a stronger vault........ although it is really cool that she is winning medals with a weak vault.
I think she needs to run a little faster into her passes and leaps.
How is she doing her bar routine without grips? Was it normal for gymnasts not to use grips?
How tall is she ? She is sooo tiny!
she has great lines...but like all gymnasts from this quad her choreography sucks!
Since Beijing, Japan has become one of my favorite teams for the same reason that you love Koko Tsurumi - lovely form and clean execution. I give them--and their coaches, especially--major props for bucking the trend of difficulty at all costs (no matter how shitty it looks) in favor of slightly simpler but prettier gymnastics.becauseofitall - some gymnasts choose not to use grips for various reasons (although some might want to use grips but can't afford them). I'm pretty sure that Sveta never used grips, and I think that a number of Chinese gymnasts over the years have chosen to forgo grips. They seem to be a North American/European phenomenon. (To anyone reading this - please feel free to correct me if I'm wrong!)