Here we go! Phew. Calm down, Tara, calm down! Aly Raisman just showed us what it means to be one of the chosen people.
"Komova looks so happy...she must know that Wieber is out!"-WestPalmBitch
"How obvious do they make it that they all hate Gabby?"- A text from a beautiful reader.
Mustafina...Double Arabian+single stag leap. 2 1/2+front layout full. Beautiful Memmel turn...on the inch of the floor. Double tuck. Triple Twist with bent legs. Solid job. 14.433
Sui Lu- beautiful world champion. Difficult mount. Pike front+Korbut, Barani, Switch ring, Aerial+bhs+back pike, L Turn, side somi, this is so steady and light, wolf jump+split leap, Double Pike...stiff legged, one small step. Beautiful routine.
Grishina- Double double..out of bounds (ran too far), Good Memmel turn...fought for it with an impressive leg wrap, 1 1/2 through to triple full, keeps running too close to the corner, gorgeous switch ring, the quality of her work is stunning. Stuck double tuck. "The dance is so inferior to Aly Raisman's."-Drunksana, Double Pike, hop forward. Steady warm up routine, needs to sharpen up for event finals. Started in figure skating. It explains her fabulousness. 14.066...too many little stumbles.
15.400 for Sui Lu.
Yao Jinnan-off on a standing full. Almost off on a back layout. This is disastrous. Back tuck. Shannon, "she may not make the Olympics." "No Shannon, she's not making it. Her Olympics is over like Jordyn Wieber."-Drunksana
I don't care about Kim Bui, show me Komova and Afanasyeva. Nasty leg separations for Kim Bui. 14.300..not worth the air time.
Afanasyeva nailed floor. (14.833) 13.900 for Komova apparently.- out of bounds on double pike and lots of steps.
I love that when Wieber finished, Shannon said a beautiful job and now she is saying she needs to pick herself up. That is when being PC fails you.
Grishina...LOW DTY. Not good. Chest low, step forward. 14.333 Needs to turn it on.
Komova...Amanar...NEAR STICK. Fights back after a shaky floor effort. 15.663.
Jessica Lopez has not eaten since college and now she is in the Olympics. Saves her routine and hits. Gorgeous body line...just could eat a cheeseburger to look less frightening.
15.133 for Mustafina.
Sui Lu, nailing her floor routine. Steady job, but the choreography is not as inspiring as it once was. I loved her so much more in '07 and '08. 14.233.
Maria Paseka landed an ugly as shit Amanar. We must see it.
Oksana Chusovitina- 'It is amazing to me that she was able to give birth." (We were waiting for Drunksana to finish the sentence, but did not.)
Huang Qiushuang- She has tats forming like Wu Jiani. Rough first pass. Double tuck. Just not sharp today. Double pike...low, chest forward. Not her best. She wasn't going to win a floor medal, so it doesn't matter that she gets the shakiness out now.
Shannon Kwiatkowski's commentary puts me to sleep.
13.700 for Chuso on the log. 13.575 for Huang on floor.
Yao Jinnan- Wait is Dengaling not doing floor? "Look at these girls with the sass. She just shook her ass like Dominique Moceanu!"-WestPalmBitch. She totally Chinese the end of that floor routine on the 2 1/2 twist. Yang Bo would be oh so proud. Yao and Jo can form a support group. 13.066
I am not living for all of these interruptions on the feed, but at least they come from Tanith Belbin.
Nice DTY from Mustafina...she may be able to bust out the Amanar. It won't be high or good, but she may be abl to pull it off. Her eyes certainly say as much.
Paseka on bars over Afanasyeva.
Grishina needs to get her fucking bangs together on bars before I slap her like Khorkina slapping Lobaznyuk in 2000 Team Finals.
Why the fuck is He Kexin vaulting?! Do they need a Yurchenko Full? And the feed goes to commercial mid vault...
Generous score for He. That is embarrassing for China.
DTY for Deng Linlin, sloppy and uneven twisting. Not a square landing. China will not medal. 14.8333...generous.
Mustafina- gorgeous routine. Lovely bitchface and transitions. She has the extra amplitude, rocks the 1 1/2 twisting double back dismount. 15.700
China has well over one billion people. Their ability to only put together a team every eight years is pathetic.
"I have decided that Raisman is the fierce Jew who stays on her feet...everything we wished Sasha was."-Uschi Keszler
Komova- Breautiful line. Little leg sep before the piked tkatchev, usual special half pirouette well out of handstand, gorgeous double double dismount with legs together. 15.833
Yao Jinnan is injured...lands horribly, something is seriously wrong with her all day and it has taken a grave turn.
Paseka just touches bars...no need to be embarrassing. Grishina smacked her feet on bars, 14.033 and they still didn't use Paseka. That says something. Russia could've added another point on bars.
Mustafina- Bitch is fierce. Dominatrix style. Double turn. Arabian, one slight arm circle. Switch ring, back leg better than front. Wobble and missed connection after Ononi, and Aerial and Back tuck. Mustafina doesn't remind me of Khorkina except for her attitude and shakiness on beam...Shannon is on crack. Stuck double tuck dismount. I think they will be sharper for team finals. Mustafina looks to be getting in gear slowly. 14.700.
Huang Qiushuang...lovely bar work. Lovely dead hang. Pirouettes mostly on top of the bar. Stuck double layout dismount.
I love the Mustafina stole Dawes' hair glitter.
He Kexin...here we go. Reigning Olympic Champion on bars. Where is Nastia looking like Kate Moss when she runs out of coke?! Nails the opening combo. Lovely layout jaegar+pak salto. Small dead hang. Gorgeous work and only a small step back on the dismount. Looks teary eyed. "Her face is pretty big. In a couple years, she is going to look like Kloe Chanel."-Drunksana
14.900 for Grishina on beam.
Rudi for Chusovitina...not as good as it was a few decades ago. You think you'd learn to keep your legs together when you've done it for 30 years.
Komova- L turn, not many connections, but lovely work, bhs+layout, I'm fine with her taking out the second one if she hits. Stuck arabian. Lovely leaps. Khorkina PIVOT!!!!! Bobble on punch front and side somi. Hot damn. She looked ready to jump off. Switch ring. Stuck Patterson dismount! (Landed like Bogi) 15.266. Vika is smiling. "I think Mustafina just told her that Jordyn Wieber didn't make the all around."-WestPalmBitch
The Russians need to calm down for finals.
15.966 for He Kexin on bars...doesn't have the same swing as Tweddle and they found areas to deduct.
Deng Linlin...she is a total Ionela Laoeis for China on bars. She makes it look like WORK. Full twisting double 'layout' ala Vanessa Atler.
Ksenia Afanasyeva...he is a beautiful drag queen. Switch half, aerial+bhs+back pike. Tour jete half. Lovely quality. Onodi+Side Somi Nelli Kim connection. L Turn+counter turn. Double tuck dismount...walks out of it like in training. Could've stuck or taken a small step. 15.066.
Komova is currently 1st AA. Russians much happier than Team USA. This is a true team. The Americans looked miserable today, despite being the top team.
"Komova qualifies first over Raisman...humming the tune of Beauty and the Beast."
Team Finals will be a real showdown. If Jordyn Wieber is on, it will be tough for Russia. (I do feel for Jordyn, not for her gymnastics or her coach.)
Chuso will make vault. Kyla Ross will make bar finals unless someone out does her in the final session.
Canada will make Team Finals. That is a joke.
If someone can send us a link to Afanasyeva's gorgeous floor, it would be greatly appreciated!