Komova (pic: www.gymnasticsunited.com)
It was a bit like that- Komova......and others. So, Viktoriya Komova topped the YOG qualifications. Anyone even faintly surprised? I think not! Here we have it, kids, a ridiculously talented child! I am afraid I did not see her compete, as I had to leave the office early evening, where the internet does work, and go home where it showed me a frozen picture of a Greek gymnast for perhaps, ten minutes before I gave up!
Anyway, here's Komova's ridiculously high scoring UB routine!
But lets talk about some other gymnasts too. I did, earlier, see Didi Bulimar vault her front pike- her second vault, I think. She looks strong, aside from the bandaged knee. Form errors were an issue, including a huge leg separation mounting the horse. You can watch her Floor exercise here. It is very Romanian, but very, very good.
I also saw Desiree Baumert literally attack the balance beam. The girl was going so hard, throwing herself headlong at it that she fell twice. In fact, falling isn't the right word, she catapulted herself from it!!
Here is Tan Sixin's balance beam, from RussianCup who doesn't allow you to embed,where she placed first, and cemented her second place AA. Her air time on her back layout was truly spectacular!!! Here too, embedded is her floor ex. There is no sound, but you get the idea. She makes fabulous shapes and looks sooo energetic, yet fluid on floor for a Chinese gymnast. You often get one or the other.
Here is Alina Kravchenko, the young Ukrainian gymnast. She could be a nice bar work when she hits her handstands. Beautiful stalder work, though.
Angela Donald, Australian Junior Champion. I truly believe, once she tidies up her legs, she could be a really beautiful beam worker. She did a great job of staying up there.
Last up, we must also see Carlotta Ferlito, of Italy, who qualfied brilliantly, and is a great leg worker.She should be able to upgrade this Yurchenko. She has great push, though she looks a little tall?
Okay, I am out (to watch some more)!! Mistysakura is probably a great place to start for a bunch of videos, as is Russiancup2009.