Wednesday, June 13, 2012

This and That

Aly Raisman's sights are set on London.


As expected, Chock and Bates are staying with Igor Shpilband.  They will be training in Novi, Michigan, less than 20 miles from Canton.  Let the rivalry begin!  Chock has had a history of the rivalry with the Shibutanis in the past that has gone back and forth.  It is largely suspected that Samuelson and Bates were split up in order to have a suitable partner for Madison Chock.  As the blade turns!

Jason Brown will be skating to Prince's 'The Question of You'  for his short program and Liebestraum for his free skate.  Rohene Ward will choreograph both programs.

Perez Hilton covered Kristi Yamaguchi's new business venture as a ''designer.''

Viktoria Komova hit a 7.0 bar routine with a piked tkatchev and double double dismount at the Russian Cup today.  She scored a 16.134 for the effort.  She also stuck a DTY and hit floor, but fell off beam on a layout.

Aliya Mustafina went four-for-four but is not competing her Amanar yet.  She stumbled out of a Memmel turn on floor.  She managed a 15.834 on bars.  Mother Russia hopes to go 1-2 on bars in London.

Anna Pavlova hit her routines, but remains a non-contender.  She hit a 14.467 on vault and a 14.400 on beam for her top scores of the day.

Ksenia Afanasyeva, returning from an ankle injury, only mounted with a double tuck on floor.  She is a gymnast who peaks at the last moment and pulls skills out of her ass, like how Komova didn't do anything on floor besides a double tuck until podium training at 2011 Worlds.  She is still on track to make the team.

Tatiana Nabieva returned to competition and is somewhat of a thread for an alternate spot with her Amanar back.

Maria Paseka hit an Amanar for a 15.800.

Belokobylskaya was a hot mess.  Her best effort was a 13.767 on beam.

Anna Dementyeva hit a 14.400 on bars and a 14.867, but had a two-fall floor disaster for an 11.200.  Sadly, she does not appear to be able to get her career back on track.

Anastasia Sidorova's best effort was a 14.400 on vault.  Her two falls on beam will not help her cause.

All Around Finals are Friday.


1 comment:

  1. I'm not a skater, but I literally laughed out loud at quite a few posts on that Tumblr. Genius!