Saturday, July 7, 2012

Russia Names Olympic Team



Mother Russia named their Olympic Team.  They have gone with their maximum number of Amanars:

Ksenia Afanasyeva, Anastasia Grishina, Viktoria Komova, Aliya Mustafina and Maria Paseka.

Alternates: Yulia Inshina and Tatiana Nabieva

For the men: Emin Garibov, David Belyavskiy, Denis Ablyazin, Alexander Balandin and Igor Pakhomenko

Alternates: Nikita Ignatiev and Sergei Khorokhordin

8 comments:

  1. Am I the only one who thinks those jackets are hideous??

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    1. On their own they would be fine, but when they're all standing together like that ack!!!!

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    2. No-you're not the only one. They look like some retro-post acid trip nightmare. :D

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    3. Well they look like they were incorporating the swirls and design of their homeland....it is patriotic.
      In past Olympics some of the USA flag leotards have been just as garish, obnoxious, and overstated.

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    4. They are probably gearing up for the Sochi Olympics, and when the last winter Olympics were in Vancouver, they had very similar outfits at Sochi House. It is just Russian design. Why not?

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  2. Nabieva is an alternate, and not Dementyeva?!

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    1. Demy would mainly be a beam and maybe floor alternate. There are 4 usable beam sets in the team already (Grishina, Komova, Mustafina, Afanasyeva) and 4 usable floor workers (same as above). Nabieva is a bars alternate, there are only 3 usalbe (read AMAZING) bar workers from Vika aliya and Grishina because Afanasyeva is very inconsistent on that event so a bars alternate makes sense. I guess they took Ishina because she's more consistent than Demy. That being said, I don't want to live in a world where Demy isn't going to the olympics

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