Sunday, August 22, 2010

This and That




Voir's book (written by Steve Milton) will be out this November. It is supposed to include numerous behind the scenes photographs and I must say, I am tempted to buy it.



Catalina Ponor celebrated her 23rd birthday yesterday.

Tan Sixin captured gold on beam and floor at the Youth Olympics. She was the top scorer on balance beam for all three rounds of competition, but she was not expected to win floor exercise. Favorite Viktoria Komova appeared physically and mentally spent after going 8 for 8 over the first two days of competition and winning the vault title. She won bars but hit her feet on the mat after her pak salto. She had several issues on beam and sat down her first tumbling pass on floor.

I am rather shocked that the comments haven't started rolling in about Komova being a head case. Vika had a ton of pressure on her this week and delivered, only to appear ready for a slight respite after four days of competition.


Watch Men's Vault Highlights

The boys put on their speedos for the 3 meter preliminaries. China's Qiu Bo leads by a mile, Michael Hixon is third and Tom Daley is fourth.

Michal Brezina is threatening to do a Quad Toe+Triple Toe, Qual Salchow from steps and a Triple Axel in his new Kodo short this year. The program was choreographed by Pasquale Carmerlengo. He is keeping his An American In Paris long program but is changing the jump layout and some steps and transitions. He will begin his season at the Nebelhorn Trophy.

Kavaguti and Smirnov withdrew from Skate Canada due to needing more recovery time from surgery. Whatever, I am not a huge fan, but I do long to see her dislocate and pop the shoulder back in place mid-program by Russian Nationals.

11 comments:

  1. Komova didn't sit down her first tumbling pass. She was very close, but just stumbled back a lot.

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  2. What about Alissa?

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  3. That's cute of you to branch out into Mad Libs.

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  4. No offense to them, but how could a book about Tessa and Scott really be that interesting? Aside from her odd shin condition, they've had next to no real adversity at all and are only in their early 20s.

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  5. "Headcase" is a word thrown around WAY too often by fans when a favorite gymnast makes a mistake. Komova isn't a headcase, she's just not a perfect robot and will make mistakes even if she is not tired/nervous/etc. In this case, I do think she has to be somewhat tired from the long week of competition.

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  6. Not worried nor do I think Komova is a headcase at all. Just tired.

    Actually, K/S withdrawal is due to an injury to HIM and not her. He just got back on the ice.

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  7. ponor looks horrid. What the hell is she wearing? It looks like she gutted a snake.

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  8. How is she a headcase if she managed to get 8 for 8 and is just making mistakes in event finals. It's not even like they're falls. I'd rather Komova make mistakes now so she can learn and kick ass during the Olympics.

    And I agree with the person who said Tessa and Scott's book can't be interesting. Though the behind the scenes photos would be cute.

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  9. I think ppl automatically go to headcase because of the Russians history of having them… and also their appearance of being bat shit crazy at times... which i love btw... " i want this gold medal more than i want to bear my old child!"

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  10. yeah virtue + moir are from the suburbs of ontario. yawn.

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