Monday, September 21, 2015

Ksenia Afanasyeva 2015 Russian Cup BB EF

Not the highest difficulty. I hope she can keep working up to her older connections to get her difficulty up again. I say this is a good start for her since she recently started training beam again. Her past injuries prevented her from training it till now. She looked confident enough. What's new is the 5/2 twists dismount. That was a good idea since her double tuck and pike dismounts looked like they always gave her issues. Oh and not that it matters but she does a split jump mount now. She has a variety of mounts to choose from. I guess doing the same mount can be boring for her so she changes it up. I feel she can do more with her routine so here's to hoping she can keep improving.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Viktoria Komova Russian Cup 2015 UB Exhibition

This was the event finals but Komova only performed an exhibition routine since she didn't qualify in qualifications. The reason for exhibition is for more practice and assurance that she can hit a routine. The dbl dbl tuck dismount is back. She is a gorgeous gymnast with beautiful lines and toe point but I hope she keeps getting consistent and confident. This routine was good. I think her height causes her to have some execution problems and I hope she will get used to her new height as she continues to compete. Stay strong.

6.8D + 8.5E = 15.3


Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Maria Paseka 2015 Russian Cup TF/QF VT & UB

In 2012 I was unsure of Paseka. I was kind of a hater but she has really grown on me. She is really improving. Her vault and bars has been getting better each year. Like Afanasyeva said to her, "Masha, don't give up!" Don't give up Paseka.

Nice Amanar and her Cheng improved a lot. Her bar connections are on point! I'm a new fan.

Sunday, September 13, 2015