Tuesday, August 3, 2010

THE YOUTH.....

(Bulimar front and centre- photo via Inspired By Nadia)

Thanks to the All-Around Gymnastics News for linking- here's the FIG nominative list for the Youth Olympics.  The competition is just over a week away.  Still no USA in the list.

I expect, as we all probably do, Viktoriya Komova to dominate unless Wieber is indeed coming.

Others to watch out for are Diana Bulimar, who is nearly fifteen.  This little dynamo placed 4th on floor at Euros, as well as 3rd on bars, which is pretty impressive for a Romanian junior!  She is an explosive tumbler too.
Natsumi Sasada, of the Yayoi Kano womb is another who has impressed.  Natsumi was throwing double-twisting Yurchenkos a year ago, and earned a little fame for her back layout full mount on beam.  Her gymnastics is clean and very pretty.
Tess Moonen is another good little gymnast.  She comes fresh from cleaning up at Dutch Nationals last month in the junior division and taking the beam bronze at the junior Euros in a deep field.  Let's hope she can continue to prove herself.


(Tess Moonen)
Angela Donald of Australia is another good little gymnast.  Angela is a great bars worker and is currently national champion on the apparatus as well as beam and all-around champion.  The slight gymnast works delicately but with some great skills.  Watch out for her.
Maddie Gardiner- the young Canadian  who competed at Pac Rims will be there.  She came 4th in the all-around there (5th but there was a tie-breaker).  She also took bronze on beam and qualified to every event final.

Tan Sixin from Pac Rims will also be there to represent China.  She placed 5th just behind Maddie in the AA and won balance beam with her pretty, very 'Chinese' set.  Tan Sixin, who i remember most for her unfortunate nosebleed during the contest (meaning she had to train with a plug in her nose!) could do really well as long as nerves don't get to her.

(Tan Sixin. Photo: life.com)


Two more to watch are Desiree Baumert of Germany who also performs very clean and pretty gymnastics, and Alina Krevchenko of Ukraine as it is always interesting to see what they are bringing up the ranks.

TERKMANE Nardjes ALG


ESTARLI Agustina ARG

DONALD Angela AUS

HAEMMERLE Elisa AUT

VANDERSTEEN Eline BEL

PARFIONAVA Lizaveta BLR

DE FREITAS Harumy Mariko BRA

GARDINER Madeline CAN

VILCHES ARANCIBIA Camila Francesca CHI

TAN Sixin CHN

RODRIGUEZ OTERO Eliana Andrea COL

HEDBAVNA Petra CZE

AHMED SAAD Mai EGY

DOMINGUEZ AMAYA Gabriela ESA

VARGAS Maria Paula ESP

PAKKALA Anna Erika FIN

SERSERI Sophia FRA

HOGG Jessica GBR

BAUMERT Desiree GER

TSAKOU Elisavet GRE

GOMEZ PORRAS Ana Sofia GUA

MITYKO Bianka Szabina HUN

FERLITO Carlotta ITA

SASADA Natsumi JPN

AZIMBAY Moldir KAZ

PARK Kyung Jin KOR

SALAZAR GUTIERREZ Karla Yocelyn Aimee MEX

BATBAATAR Soyolsaikhan MGL

MOONEN Tess NED

CHOON Filipa POR

WOHDAN Shaden QAT

BULIMAR Diana Laura ROU

CUMMINS Claudia RSA

KOMOVA Victoria RUS

GIAM Pei Shi Rachel SIN

BAERISWYL Nadia SUI

ADLERTEG Jonna SWE

MUAKTANOD Rawiwarn THA

MUTLU Demet TUR

KRAVCHENKO Alina UKR

ABDUSALIMOVA Dilnoza UZB

REQUENA OCANDO Kosthia VEN

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6 comments:

  1. that-s sabrina gill with the water bottle on her head. gardiner-s not in that pic. ur the best!! btw

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  2. How can Diana Bulimar be nearly 14 - she would have to be turning 15 this year to qualify for the YOG or did you mean nearly 15?

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  3. I don't know if Jordyn Wieber would end up going. The Youth Games kind of clash with the US Nationals and I think her plan is to compete at Nationals.

    So Viktoria Komova might very well dominate.

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  4. oops! you are so right- i was getting names and faces mixed up! i thought Sabs was Maddie- hence the description. thanks, i've changed it!

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  5. I don't think that Komova was at AYOF last year. Cui Jie won ahead of Sasada.

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  6. Diana Bulimar placed 3rd on bars at EC. She got the bronze medal.

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