Sunday, September 12, 2010

GHENT CATCH UP....

Porgy on Beam


Well hello.  Sorry I have been quiet this weekend, but I have been away.
Let's talk  Ghent! A pretty great field, with some expected and unexpected results.
The vault final yielded some unexpected results, with Ariella Kaeslin, arguably one of the strongest in the field not even placing.  Instead we have;

1. Jessica Gil Ortiz 13.925
2. Diana Chelaru
3. Angel Wong 13.688
(No vault vids yet!)

Bars went a little more as expected, aside from Yang Yilin landing in fourth. I am pleased to see J-Lo in a medal spot, though.  I hope she can contend for one or two event finals spots at worlds this year.  It went;

1. Wu Liufuang 15.050
2. Ana Porgras 14.375
3. Jessica Lopez 13.950

Here's is Wiu Liufang's bars set;

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Beam.  I want Ana Porgras to win the world medal this year, but it will be pretty dang hard.  Good to see she is back in form, though.  I am so, so happy she has cleaned up her mount sequence- taking out that awkward turn.  It is much prettier now. She had a clear lead over the rest of the field.  What happened to Racea, I wonder?  Bad qual it seems- she only received a 4.7 difficulty score.  I have since heard she only did a layout as a dismount in quals- so something went wrong.

1.Ana Porgras 14.775 
2. Yang Yilin 14.100
Wu Liufang 13.650

Here is Ana's qualification beam routine;

Or HERE

Floor.  Aaah, Hi Sandra!  Nice to see her return- and to win!  I kinda like that new floor exercise.  Nice to see Isreali Roni Rabinovitz  take a medal, as I have seen her name around, doing well on the leg events.  I have never been able ti find out much about her.  Also Julie Croket, who I have written about a lot before did excellently to come second too- especially on her home turf!
Here is Julie's floor.

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I did, however, expect better from Chelaru, who landed in fourth.

1. Sandra Izbasa 14.3252.
2. Julie Croket 13.600
3. Roni Rabinovitz 13.450


Here is Sandra's new floor exercise, courtesy of GymNoCeiling's Channel.


Or HERE



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3 comments:

  1. Racea had a pretty good beam set until the dismount, I don't know if it was planned or not, but she did only a layout as the dismount.

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  2. Not even a layout...
    Regarding Rabinovitz -
    She's 16, and won the past two Israeli championships as a senior (with little competition from anyone). She's also the daughter of a former Israeli champion gymnast called Tali Sirak.
    She's not bad on Israel standards, but she'll need some more difficulty in her routines if she's to leave any mark on European or World championships

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  3. RABINOVITCH IS 17, ONE OF ISRAEL'S BEST GYMNAST EVER... TOO BAD THAT IN ISRAEL WE HAVE A TOTAL OF 3 SENIORS GYMNASTS, SO THERE'S NOT MUCH OF A COMPETITION FOR HER.

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