Viktoria Komova captured gold on bars and vault today at the Youth Olympics. She has now landed three solid Amanars in a row and has quite the reliable double twisting yurchenko. She actually had a mishap on bars, yet still outpaced Tan Sixin by a few tenths. Oleg Stepko, representing Ukraine and looking like Grigory Misutin, captured gold on Pommel Horse.
A video of Volosozhar and Trankov was posted. They already look to have good unison, which is extremely promising. Mother Russia could return to the top of the podium quite soon, or at least provide a real rival for Savchenko and Szolkowy (and Pang and Tong for however long they continue.) Tatiana Tarasova appears to be advising them. Expect this pair to skyrocket over the course of the next two seasons. They will be primed for Sochi. Mother Russia will want gold in "its" discipline at their home Olympics.
Inoue and Baldwin withdrew from the NHK Trophy. No one fretted over it.
Women's Prelims took place at the Youth Olympics. China's Liu Jiao is China's latest diver to achieve global domination.
Sadly, Serena Williams withdrew from the US Open due to her foot injury. Hopefully the networks will have her on giving her views or some commentary, because things will surely be much less entertaining.
Amy Chow spoke to Gymnastike about receiving the bronze medal. She remains one of the dullest interviewees of all time. This interview was only outdone by the 'excitement' she displayed just days after learning the news.
A glimpse of Daisuke Takahashi's new short program: