God I'm dying to see Afan's new floor
I feel very drag looking at Afanasyeva. It excites me.
Wow! Such beautiful poses! That's gymnastics I can root for!
Komova's form mid skill is breathtaking and Nastia-level. She deserves to be rewarded for it at the Olympics the same way Nastia was.
"sights not seen at Visa Championships"hahahah I love it!!!
I like Komova's form much more. Nastia's toes always look crunched to me.
Nastia has the ability to curl her toes under her feet. Not everyone can do that...it is like curling your tongue.
By sights not seen, did you mean 180 degree split leaps? HA.Love their navy leos. Komova looks FIERCE now that her growth spurt is done. Aliyah's eye makeup is terrifying in a good way.
Sights not seen at Nationals my ass. Bad hand positions were all over Nationals, NASTIA LIUKIN
BS. Liukin mid-air always has pointed toes and full extension. Her 'hand positions' are usually caught on elements like the split-half. I'd take Liukin's positions over the likes of Raisman, Wieber and all the rest any day. That's why she won the Olympics-her EXECUTION scores won the day over Johnson and Co. Both Komova and Mustafina have said they admire Liukin. They have good taste. :b
Afan should get a ticket just for that fierce imma-cut-you-beotch look! Seriously the stills of these girls are so much better than the Americans. The grace and beauty of their gymnastics really come through these pictures. Win or lose that sets them apart from the rest of the world.
I'm dying to see Paseka's Amanar. She's on the team if that's consistent.
GORGEOUS screen shots. PERFECT title heading LOL!!!
I see the Russians have just as many bent and broken wrists as the rest of the world. People always put on their rosy, 1985-tinted glasses when they look at the Russian team. These are not the same girls who grew up in the old Soviet system. The current Russian girls have just as poor execution and choreography as the American team, some of them worse.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA DELUSIONAL MUCH? You can have your tank Weiber and her FUGLY gymnastics. I'll take the Russians any day.
That you would use Wieber, who has some of the best execution in the world today, to prove your point just proves how delusional and prejudiced you are. I swear to god if Wieber had Mustafina's face and a Russian leotard, people would be falling all over themselves in love with her. Just because Aly Raisman has poor form doesn't mean the entire USA team does. Maroney? Finnegan? Vega? Sacramone? Liukin?
Um yeah...as in stuck landings? Those type of execution scores? You know that doesn't amount to complete execution. There's form, grace and artistry too! And there's what komova and Mustafina have over her! Prepare to be shocked in London when the real international judges mark her down comparatively to the Russians!
Weiber is just hard to watch. All muscle and no grace. That's the bottom line. It's not about her face or her body even, it's juts how dry she is at presenting everything she does. Of the Americans, it's Douglas who can stand toe to toe with the Russians. She will beat Weiber without a doubt. Can she beat Komova? Yes if she does not fall and if she lands her Amanar.
Why would I be shocked in London? I highly doubt Jordyn will win. And by the way, I never said the Americans were better than the Russians. I said the Russians were just as bad as the Americans. Neither country has gymnasts that are ideal. Both of them pretty much suck overall. But I do still say that you would have a very different opinon of Wieber were she wearing a Russian leotard. You're just too prejudiced to know that you're prejudiced.
It's called preference not prejudice. Jordin whatever leo she wears will always be muscular and athletic. Some find that ugly. You don't seem to get the point that what these people are saying is that Jordin is not their cup of tea. You seem to have a hard time accepting that. No one is lavishing praises at Nabieva or Paseka here. They are Russians and most like Jordin in their approach/presentation, admittedly they are nowhere near as consistent.
I do think it is prejudiced to imply that muscular and athletic gymnasts are automatically not artistic, which is logically where you're going. At the very least, it's is a small-minded view. Keep it if you want. You're the one who will spend your life missing out on a wide range of beauty, art, and experience, and originality. But feel free to retain your opinions in whatever tiny, closed box you keep them in your mind.And there is a big difference between preference and prejudice. YOU don't seem to understand the difference. Nor do you seem to grasp that I was pointing out how someone was trying to excuse their prejudice by acting like it was preference. There is also a huge difference between someone not being someone's cup of tea, which is fine- and calling that person a fugly tank.
I totally agree.... your argument does not measure up. So you resort to calling people prejudiced. When all else fails turn the argument personal. Tsk tsk it's only gymnastics..
This is what is called a useless comment employed by people who have nothing of actual value to add, yet like to feel high and mighty on the internet by admonishing other people, generally without fully understanding the basic premise of the original debate in the first place.