Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Yulia Inshina has had to withdraw from the Pacific Rims with an injury, meaning the Russians can no longer field a team.  That is a sad fact, particularly considering she looked the steadiest of the inconsistent but gorgeous Russian babies.

I spoke to a coach, whose English was limited (as is my Russian!) and he seemed to be saying it is her foot, or toes and that she was already injured.  They had just decided to see if they could push it.  Sadly they couldn't.

Ksenia Afanasyeva, however, is looking the best I have seen her in a long time.  She could, if she can keep her head screwed on right, contend for a medal somewhere.  She was also very smiley today, which was nice.

It is doubtful this Russian team could have been that competitive, but it is sad that they won't even get to try.


1 comment:

  1. Great updates - can't wait to see more!!