Sunday, January 16, 2011
This and That
A great feature on Mariinsky Ballerina Ekaterina Kondaurova.
Fabian Hambuchen tore his achilles yesterday on his tumbling run on floor exercise. It was the first time he was training floor in a long time. He will be out for six months, but still hopes to compete at the 2012 Olympic Games.
The Canadian press interviewed the code-master and worn out choreographer named Lori Nichol. It discusses Frank Carroll and Michelle Kwan, but winds up being an interview to really talk up Patrick Chan. Even the interviewer is praising Chan. It is such a hallmark of fabulous journalism these days.
A feature on the horribly tacky Artur Gachinski.
Michael Phelps has pulled himself away from the bevy of strippers and call girls he associates with to actually compete. He defeated Ryan Lochte twice at this weekend's Austin Grand Prix. Of course, Ryan is coming off being in peak form and having a tremendous year, while Phelps is working to gain his mojo back. He certainly doesn't appear to have used his money wisely and visited a dentist or orthodontist to correct that smile with some Invisiline.
An update on Samuelson and Bates.
Southern Utah fans were treated to a performance by Talia Kushynski, even though they didn't get to see UCLA's top lineup.
Paul Ruggeri won his first All-Around title of 2011 at the Windy City Invitational. Gymnastike covered the event.
Brandon Wynn won Still Rings.
Daniel Ribeiro, reigning national champion on Pommel Horse, finished second on the event due to breaking form near the end of the routine. It was another consistent effort for him on the event despite an up-and-down day.