|Emma on right (Photo www.gymn.ca)|
So, I was a little bit impressed by the lovely beam work of Emma Willis of Canada last night. Despite my general rage at the Ten netowrk, I managed to notice that, despite a fall, she had hard skills and some really pretty work. She qualified second highest of the Canadians in the AA.
I decided to look her up on Youtube. I actually couldn't find a video of her post-2007, but here is one I found.
And hell, how baby Soviet is this routine? Clearly, her tumbling would have been a hell of a lot cleaner had she been a baby Soviet. But the white scrunchee paired with the red leo? The cutesy baby chorey? The hand flapping in the opening moments? It all screams "I am surrounded by ex-Soviet gymnasts coaches!'. Even though I actually have no idea who coaches her! Actually, according to Gymn.ca, she is/was coached by the Brubakers. Maybe its the choreographer? Oh well, she is worth watching anyway.