Recently on tumblr I did a post about when was the last time we saw the 5 Olympians. So I thought I would share it here on this blog. It's hard to let go of the 2012 team and move forward with the new seniors but this is just to show how I'm excited to see the return of some of the Olympians. Hopefully they will all show up.
Russia still has new hope in Kharenkova, Rodionova, Shelgunova, Sosnitskaya, Fedorova etc. Russia will still be one of the top contenders for Europeans.
I won't have high expectations for the gymnasts at this meet. They shouldn't be so perfect early in the season. I'm wishing everyone good health and for them to do the best that they can do.
I'm most intrigue in seeing how Komova has been progressing. I won't have high expectations but it would be nice to just see her back in competition. It's been too long. I'm not sure if I can follow this competition as I might be busy but I'm sure there will be lots of Russian fans posting up to date information. The official website for results is sportgymrus.ru.
If all of the 2012 Olympian shows up it will be the first time since we saw (compete):
Komova in 1 year and 8 months at the 2012 Olympic Games! Favourite routine was 2012 AA FX.
Grishina in 10 months at the 2013 Anadia Cup where she won uneven bars gold.
Afanasyeva in 9 months at 2013 Universiade Games. Favourite routine was AA FX.
Paseka in 8 months at 2013 Russian Cup where her best result was on uneven bars 2nd.
Mustafina in 4 months at the 2013 Stuttgart World Cup on beam in team finals.