Thursday, June 14, 2012
This and That
The Muscovites won the Team Title at the Russian Cup yesterday. While the camera angle is beyond shittastic, glimpses of Mustafina on bars, Komova's Frabrichnova (double double) bar dismount and Anna Pavlova are shown. The AA event is tomorrow.
Cheng Fei, who has spent much of the last four years recovering from injuries and getting back into her shape, reportedly tore her achilles tendon. This effectively ends her quest for a third Olympic quest. Cheng Fei appeared to be at the edge of her career in Beijing. It was rather unthinkable that she'd continue at that point, but she has. Unfortunately, there are only so many Amanars one can do.
Daisuke Takahashi is returning to Nikolai Morozov. They split in 2008 over agent-coach disputes and Morozov taking on Nobunari Oda as a student. Together, they came up with on Daisuke's signature programs. This could definitely be a political move on behalf of the JSF. Looking at the miracles Morozov has pulled off for Ilinykh and Katsalapov and Miki Ando's components scores, it could be a good move for taking on Patrick Chan. Pushkash and Guerreiro are also training with Morozov.
Maroney's interview with our favorite Star Jones of gymnastics.
EB Price turned heads at Nationals...not that NBC showed her on TV on Day 2.