Sunday, January 9, 2011
This and That
Nastia Liukin performed a floor routine to Tosca Fantasy at the Skating and Gymnastics Spectacular. I had previously posted that she had a routine to Carmen, which was clearly based on bad info---apologies. Gymnastics people are not as up-to-speed on their classical skating music.
UCLA remains winless after its loss to Stanford at the Pac-10 Showcase. Counting a fall on beam and another subpar performance from senior Mizuki Sato cost UCLA a win at home. In the past, slow starts have not always turned out well for the Bruins. Today's lineup featured most of the routines we will see during the post season. There is a ton of work to be done and lineups to be shifted. Elyse Hopfer Hibbs brought her A-Game today.
An interview with Jay Clark was conducted by the Gymnastics Examiner. Unfortunately, Blythe did not take complete control of Jay---who clearly had an agenda and talking points. He glossed over their difficulties last season. Part 1 Part 2
Videos from UF's meet against Nebraska: