Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Thoughts On Larisa Iordache/D-Scores

I'm not really into Iordache gymnastics. She is Romania's new gymnastic star. She can't do bars and she is so full of energy that she becomes too spastic, I don't like jerky/spastic gymnastics. There are a lot of gym fans who love Iordache. I can understand why she is so loved but I'm not really into the Romanian gymnastic style. The Romanians reminds me of the American gymnasts. Iordache can be consider an consistent and mentally tough gymnast. She is training the Amanar. I can't see her winning the AA title unless she has the Amanar. The downfall for Iordache is her bars and it's another reason why I can't get behind Iordache. It's composed weird, too many giant 1/2 (worst than Komova's). She's been changing it around a lot and been trying to upgrade it but no matter what she does it still remains a problem. Romania needs to do something about their bars, it's a shame. She'll no doubt be a big threat for the AA title though. The women's Olympic AA this year will be very unpredictable, just how I like it. 

Her biggest chances of winning gold medals will be on BB & FX finals. Her beam is one of the most difficult beam routine in the world and consistently gets full credit for all her elements/connections. I actually like her beam and her 3/1 twists dismount done in connection is superb. Her floor has massive difficulty. She tried upgrading it at the friendly meet in Romania. Even without the upgrades she still has a high D-score. I'm not into her dancing style but some people loves it.

All the videos will be from the Friendly Meet in Bucharest.

VT: Yurchenko 2/1 or Amanar 5.8/6.5. She is training an Amanar.

UB:  She changes her routine around a lot this year but it doesn't really matter where her d-score is at. She's weak on bars. She tried upping her bars to around 6.3 range before.

Toe-1/1 + Maloney + Clear Hip 1/2 (D+D+C) 0.3CV
Stalder 1/1 + Tkatchev + Pak Salto (D+D+D) 0.2CV
Ray Shoot to HB
Jaeger (D)
Tsuk (D)

3.1 + 0.5 = 3.6 + 2.5 = 6.1 D-Score

FF + Tuck 1/1 (B+F) 0.2
2/1 Spin (D)
Switch Leap 1/2 (D)
Front Aerial + FF + LOSO (D+B+C) 0.2
Pike front on one foot take off (D)
Switch Leap + Back Tuck (C+C) 0.1
Split Jump + Wolf Jump
Side-somi (D)
RO + BHS + 3/1 Twists (B+B+F) 0.2

3.5 + 0.7 = 4.2 + 2.5 = 6.7 D-Score if everything gets credit

DBL DBL Tuck + Split Jump (G+A) 0.1CV
Full in Tuck (E)
Gogean (D)
Switch Leap + Switch Leap 1/1 (B/D)
Whip + 3/1 Twists + Stag (A+E+A) 0.3
Quad Turn (E)
Johnson Leap (C)
DBL Tuck (D)

3.7 + 0.4 = 4.1 + 2.5 = 6.6 D-Score if everything gets credit

AA D-Scores, 5.8/6.5 + 6.1 + 6.7 + 6.6 =  25.2 & 25.9 with Amanar.


  1. Ugh her bars! I thought all those 1/2 turns were mistakes. I really hope she medals in AA and beats Aly on floor finals. I will be very surprised if she doesn't medal in beam finals.

    I have one question for you Sir. How come on bars her first sequence is worth more than her second connections? I have a hard time understanding bars.

    1. Eeek I felt old when you called me Sir, lol. I'm not that old yet, I'm not in my 30's yet. Maybe my username Mr.Hang makes me sound like 40-50yrs old?

      Anyway, D+C (Low bar to Highbar) gets 0.2 connection.

  2. Your a Larisa hater!

    1. I like Larisa's beam and her floor is ok. She is clean on vault. The only place I hate on Larisa is her spastic movements and BARS!