Monday, July 27, 2015

Simone Biles 2015 U.S Classics Floor Routine

New choreography and music. Hopefully it will grow on me. I did like the low floor choreography starting at 0:51 mark. Everything else was typical American cheerleader type artistry. Music was not good in my opinion but maybe it will grow on me but I doubt it. Aside from those things her tumbling is amazing but gotta get that gogean leap around.

It's going to be hard to beat Biles in AA and floor finals at worlds.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Jossimar Calvo HB Gold @ Pan Ams 2015

Calvo made it to two HB world championship finals in 2013 and 2014. I'm looking forward to seeing him make it to Glasgow and Rio finals. He has very good difficulty and generally I like this guy.


Ellie Black BB & FX Gold @ Pan Ams 2015

Good routines from Black. She looked so confident on beam. I really like her beam routine. She made beam finals at last year's world championships. I'm looking forward to her making the beam finals this year in Glasgow. She should be able to make it, she is that good. And you never know what can happen in this crazy sport, she could medal or win :P.

I like her floor routine too. She is capable of more difficulty. She can do DLO and her signature combo of 5/2 twists indirect to 3/1!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Jorge Vega Lopez FX Gold @ Pan Ams 2015

To me this is a heartwarming moment in gymnastics.

Manrique Larduet & Jossimar Calvo HB AA @ Pan Ams 2015

I love the stuck 3/1 twisting DLO dismount from Larduet and I really like Calvo's routine. Exciting routines to me.

Ellie Black AA Routines @ Pan Ams 2015

I love that she won. I haven't been paying much attention to Pan Am Games since life is hectic and my internet is crap.

It's great she won on home soil. Woohoo!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Polina Fedorova FX Gold @ Universiade 2015

Underrated Russian gymnast Fedorova won the floor exercise. I love her well controlled spins. Good routine.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Paseka VT Gold & Kramarenko UB Gold (D-score) @ Universiade 2015

A lot of unflattering leg separations but still very good first vault. I hope she keeps staying consistent for Russia.

And here is Kramarenko's bar routine. I like her composition. I like that she has two shap 1/2 variations in her routine. Sooo pretty. The only thing that takes away from this routine is the pak salto. It has always been like that. It's good to see Kramarenko still sticking around.

Stalder 1/1 +  Stalder Shap 1/2 (D+E) 0.1CV
Toe 1/2 + Jaeger (C,D)
Pak salto (D)
Toe 1/1 + Tsuk (D+D) 0.1CV

3.3 + 0.2CV = 3.5 + 2.5CR = 6.0 D-score

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Maria Paseka VT QF @ 2015 Universiade

Good vaulting except for that huge pre-flight leg separation. She has been doing very good lately. Russia needs these vaults.


Friday, July 3, 2015

Just Because...Flashback Friday || 2013 Universiade Routines

Here is Afanasyeva's wonderful routine if you can overlook the awkwardness of the gogean leap :P.

And Yang's Gold winning vaults. Hopefully we get to see the Yang (FHS 3/1) as he's not been doing his namesake vault for awhile since he's been battling injuries. I hope he can compete his vault again one day. Also he might plan to compete the Kas 5/2. He's been the first known gymnast to successfully compete it. He's been trying to get it named after himself for awhile now.