Tuesday, January 25, 2011

This and That


Nathan Chen's charming free skate that won him his second novice national title.





Gymnastike posted the training videos of Anna Li, so we can keep them up.

Kyndal Robarts will miss at least four weeks and possibly the rest of the season after injuring her knee at Utah's meet against Nebraska.

Belgosto offered advice to the novice ice dancers.

Marlie have big plans on and off the ice.

Ashley Wagner performed a Triple Flip+Triple Toe in practice several times today.  Rachael Flatt and Agnes Zawadzki had strong short program run-throughs, but Agnes has a few errors during her long.  Vanessa Lam missed her first Triple Lutz, but came back to hit the rest of her long program during practice.  Mirai Nagasu attempted Triple Axels at the end of her practice, but they aren't there.  She had a rough long program run-through, but came back to hit the jumps she missed.  Melissa Bulanhagui successfully landed triple axels at the end of her practice.  Caroline Zhang looked sharper than she has in a while and says she has been working on speed drill with Karen Kwan.

For practice updates, check out Lynn Rutherford and  Sylvia on Twitter.




Miss Val/UCLA update.

Stanford's Vault vs. UCLA


Stanford's Uneven Bars vs. UCLA

14 comments:

  1. The segments with Miss Val are becoming like an ongoing Saturday Night Live skit. Every week we see her grow a little bit more pissed and the interviewer guy a little more apprehensive, hehe. I love her facial expressions at the beginning!

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  2. Anna Li doing a front 2.5 is ridiculous. She'll never pull that around (same with her 3/1... she's not fucking ASac and needs to get over it). Plus, her UB routine is like Tweddle's... without the grip changes and pirouettes. How unoriginal.

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  3. Re: skating...holy crap did you see Patrick Chan's program at Canadian Nationals to Phantom? Amazeballs! A Quad and a quad in combination!! I could watch it over and over! :)

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  4. Surely, being able to do a bar routine that even half resembles Beth Tweddle's is very impressive. Regardless of what happens, I love seeing gymnasts post-college who are motivated to train elite!

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  5. An ideal situation would be if Nastia could do multiple events, that way Anna could be taken as a bars/beam girl and not have to worry about injuring herself on the leg events. Either Nastia or Anna could vault in prelims and then an ASac/Shawn/Maroney group could vault in finals.

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  6. Anna looks amazing on bars.

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  7. I can not believe that bitch Val did not even mention the contributions by Allison Taylor!

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  8. I actually watched Tanith and Ben's talk in its entirety, it was pretty interesting.
    Haha oh, Tanith: "This sport can give you so much more...than a great butt." (part 3)

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  9. Yeah, I figured I would only watch the first part of Tanith and Ben's speech because it was so long, but I ended up watching the whole thing. On a superficial note, I also find him hot. LOL.

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  10. But seriously, it's nice to see Tanith and Ben giving back to the sport. They haven't disappeared.

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  11. MISS VAL'S FACIAL EXPRESSIONS ARE PRICELESS! I would pay to see a joint interview with Miss Val and Andy Memmel. The body language/facial expressions/awkwardness would be hysterical.

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  12. Nathan has crazy talent, will he be the next Tara? Or the next Caroline Zhang? who knows. Who is coaching this kid right now and how fash can we get him to Mr. Carroll?

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  13. I hope he's as great as Takahashi or a Yagudin. I don't want him to be a Tara or Zhang. Tara was a good competitor like Evan but not the best skater. It would be nice to have both. Zhang had great potential but grew right out of it. Neither Tara or Zhang have the best technique.

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