Bye Felicia

12/05/2017

I mean Russia.

I do feel bad for the people who weren’t cheaters at the last Olympics like our current, world Champion in Figure Skating ( who will probably get to go anyway) but you gotta love how doping is this big taboo yet blatantly cheating for Adelina Sotnikova 4 years ago is a none issue.

I do believe 99.9999999 % that if you don’t punish the Country you are wasting your efforts because no lesson will be learned and allowing exceptions like they are doing with Russia is not going to stop this from happening again. So why bother?

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I finally have something to blog about 🙂

Shannon Miller in another hall of fame.

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Take a Hint

11/24/2017

Who can tell me why I am obsessed with this song and can’t get it out of my head?

” Ask me for my number yeah you put me on the spot”
” You think that we should hook up but I think that we should not”
” You had me at hello then you opened up your mouth”
” And that is when it started going south”

” Get your hands off my hips”
” Before I punch you in the lips”
” Stop you staring at my, HEY..”
” Take a hint, take a hint”

” I guess you still don’t get it so lets take it from the top”
” You asked me what my sign is and I told you it was stop”

GET OUT OF MY HEAD and the title, tho… Hollyweird, take note.

Isn’t there Gymnastics going on somewhere in the world?????

Thanks Rocio….

Now sing with me…

“Take a hint. Take a hint”
” NO YOU CAN’T BUY ME A DRINK…….”

Alexandra Schekoldina

11/19/2017

Even with the score and the fall on a dance move I kind of liked this routine. You know how hard I am to please…. I reserve the right to change my mind when I get a better video..

The same can not be said for her beam where she fell on her mount and her leaps and jumps are gross… She fell off bars and nearly fell again… But she has potential on all 3 events and as a Junior that is what I look for…

Videos can be found at Piibunina youtube channel. which is also where I got some Results…

Juniors

Vault Results

1. Aleksandra Schekoldina RUS – 13.867
2. Carolann Heduit FRA – 13.733
3. Zoe Allaire-Bourgie CAN – 13.333

Uneven Bars Results

1. Ksenia Klimenko RUS – 14.4
2. Angelina Simakova RUS – 13.933
3. Ana Padurariu CAN – 13.733

Balance Beam Results

1. Angelina Simakova RUS – 13.0
2. Sheyen Petit FRA – 12.0
3. Ana Padurariu CAN – 11.133

Floor Results

1. Angelina Simakova RUS – 13.2
2. Ana Padurariu CAN – 13.1
3. Margaux Daveloose BEL – 12.533

This is what Ice Skating should be

11/04/2017

Watching this gave me chills. When was the last time you got chills from watching skating? Instead skating would rather have jumping passes and arm waving instead of perfection.
Daisuke Takahashi, I miss you so. Please come back and make this Olympics worth my time.

The next time someone calls a skater artistic I want you to come back to this video and get schooled in the finer arts of what a long program should look like.

Epic

11/03/2017

I literally couldn’t find a single gymnastics related thing to post so Tonya it is.

The rest of the world just sucks.

Mai Murakami saves Worlds

10/09/2017

I want to rant so badly with the Floor judges but for now this blog is to highlight the only good thing to happen at these Worlds, Mai Murakami.

2017, Worst Worlds EVER: Event finals. Day 2

10/07/2017

I won’t be around til like around 7 or 8 so I’ll miss all the fun. I get to torture myself at Fenway watching the Red Sox get swept. (Fun)

Results

2017 ,Worst Worlds EVER. Event finals, Day 1

10/06/2017

Results

Vault:

1 Paseka Maria RUS RUS 14.850 14.700 6.000 8.700 15.000 5.800 9.200
2 Carey Jade USA USA 14.766 14.800 5.800 9.000 14.733 5.600 9.133
3 Steingruber Giulia SUI SUI 14.466 14.633 5.800 8.933 -0.100 14.300 5.400 8.900
4 Black Elsabeth CAN CAN 14.416 14.566 5.400 9.166 14.266 5.200 9.066
5 Chusovitina Oksana UZB UZB 14.366 14.433 5.400 9.033 14.300 5.200 9.100
6 Wang Yan CHN CHN 14.350 14.500 5.600 8.900 14.200 5.800 8.500 -0.100
7 Olsen Shallon CAN CAN 14.233 13.533 5.800 7.833 -0.100 14.933 6.000 8.933
8 Miyakawa Sae JPN JPN 13.800 14.500 5.800 8.700 13.100 5.400 7.700

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2017 Woman’s World’s AA : *************

10/05/2017

This meet now officially has a million asterisks next to every winner. I don’t even wanna watch this.

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You get 3 votes

This blog will turn into the woman’s AA blog.

LIVE Blogging US Worlds Qualifying

10/04/2017

I’m home. Instead of going to Revere for dinner we went local.

LIVE RESULTS

Forget Gymanastics. Michelle Kwan is jumping again. Just throwing a beautiful double axel like she hasn’t skated in 7 years:)
Quick Wrap up

WORST WORLDS EVER!!!!

MAI MURAKAMI IS LEADING THE ALL AROUND

I love that Mai is in the lead but the fall by Ragan means she has no shot at winning this thing unless Ragan falls and remember, Ragan lost several tenths in her start value from the fall and missed connections.

Can Hurd and Ragan switch Event Finals???( I know they can’t people ) I would much rather see Ragan’s beam over her floor and vice versa for Morgan ( though her beam is pretty when she hits)

Sae messing up floor will forever be the biggest disappointment of a non injury related miss at this worlds. Kohei and Larisa’s injuries are just tragedies but as far as event finals go, Sae not being in the floor finals SUCKS.

And China messing up beam, sucks.

Event Finals

VAULT
Q 1. Paseka RUS 14.933 (14.866/6.0 + 15.000/5.8)
Q 2. Carey USA 14.849 (15.066/5.8 + 14.633/5.6)
Q 3. Steingruber SUI 14.750 (15.100/5.8 + 14.400/5.4)
Q 4. Olsen CAN 14.649 (14.366/5.4 + 14.933/6.0)
Q 5. Wang CHN 14.550 (14.400/5.6 + 14.700/5.8)
Q 6. Miyakawa JPN 14.516 (14.900/5.8 + 14.133/5.4)
Q 7. Black CAN 14.483 (14.500/5.4 + 14.466/5.2)
Q 8. Chusovitina UZB 14.349 (14.366/5.4 + 14.333/5.2)
R1 9. Volleman NED 14.183 (14.466/5.4 + 13.900/5.2)
R2 10. Melnikova RUS 14.116 (14.400/5.4 + 13.833/5.2)

UNEVEN BARS
Q 1. Yeryomina RUS 15.100/6.3
Q 2. Ilyankova RUS 15.066/6.2
Q 3. Fan CHN 15.000/6.3
Q 4. Derwael BEL 14.966/6.3
— 4. Melnikova RUS 14.966/6.3
Q 6. Seitz GER 14.700/6.1
Q 7. Locklear USA 14.566/5.5
Q 8. Luo CHN 14.566/6.0
Q 8. Varinska UKR 14.566/6.0
R1 10. Fenton GBR 14.533/5.9
R2 11. De Jesus Dos Santos FRA 14.500/5.8

BALANCE BEAM
Q 1. Alt GER 13.533/5.9
Q 2. Hurd USA 13.500/5.6
Q 3. Schäfer GER 13.433/5.3
Q 4. Black CAN 13.433/5.8
Q 5. Teramoto JPN 13.333/5.7
Q 6. Yeryomina RUS 13.233/5.4
Q 7. Liu CHN 13.233/5.7
Q 8. Murakami JPN 13.200/5.6
R1 9. De Jesus Dos Santos FRA 13.066/5.7
R2 10. Varinska UKR 13.033/5.1

FLOOR EXERCISE
Q 1. Smith USA 14.433/5.8
Q 2. Murakami JPN 14.200/5.8
Q 3. Carey USA 14.100/5.7
Q 4. Fragapane GBR 13.933/5.7
Q 5. Moors CAN 13.866/5.4
Q 6. Santos BRA 13.733/5.5
Q 7. Ferrari ITA 13.600/5.7
Q 8. Mori ITA 13.500/5.6
R1 9. Black CAN 13.433/5.0
R2 10. Sugihara JPN 13.433/5.3

Rotation 4: Floor

Ragan is pissed.

Morgan on floor. Big step back on first oass. Might have been OOB. Split screen. Same with second pass. Knee down on third pass. ALmost knee down on last pass. 12.533

The announcer is on crack. lol

China off Beam (NOOOOOO) This rotation sucks.

Luo on Beam: NOOOOOOOOOOOO And almost fell on dismount. I HATE GYMNASTICS

WORST WORLDS EVER!!!!!

Ragan on Floor: I was watching Lou (NOOOOOOO)
14.433 Exe. : 8.633 | Diff. : 5.800

Liu stayed on beam.
13.233 Exe. : 7.633 | Diff. : 5.700 | Pen. : -0.100

Jade: 14.100 Exe. : 8.400 | Diff. : 5.700

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Rotation 3: Beam.

Ashton was hitting beam til she fell. Jade should have done beam. I don’t care what anyone says it would have been great for experience.

12.333 Exe. : 7.033 | Diff. : 5.300 ( This score is extremely high with a fall.

Luo hit bars, 14.566 Exe. : 8.566 | Diff. : 6.000

Hurd doing great on beam though some missed connections. Big bobble on switch leap ( no credit for that) Step on her full in.

13.500 Exe. : 7.900 | Diff. : 5.600

Ragan off beam. 12.900 Exe. : 7.200 | Diff. : 5.700 (That fall was huge. She would be in first if she stayed on. )

Fan on bars: 15.000 Exe. : 8.700 | Diff. : 6.300 ( Her dismount had a big step so expect this to go up if she hits it)

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Rotation 2: Uneven Bars

Now the feed is freezing.

Mai just nailed the hell out of that floor routine. Quad triple turn. Nailed
first two passes. Small steps on last 2 passes but that better be in first.
14.200 Exe. : 8.400 | Diff. : 5.800

Hurd stayed on bars but she stalled/bobbled on top of bar before dismount. If that was a connection she shouldn’t get credit. 14.333
Exe. : 8.533 | Diff. : 5.800

Ragan stayed on but had the same leg separations she had at Nationals.
14.133 Exe. : 8.133 | Diff. : 6.000

Ashton also stalled on top of bars towards end of routine. 14.566 Exe. : 9.066 | Diff. : 5.500
(BS me she has better execution then the Russians.)

COME ON SAE!!!!!!!
OOB on first pass with both feet. Short on her third pass. These judges will nail this routine:( Hands down on double layout. Boo
13.133 Exe. : 7.333 | Diff. : 6.100 | Pen. : -0.300

WORST WORLDS EVER

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Rotation 1: Vault

Morgan Hurd: Nothing is more creepy then hearing adult males scream for little girls. Really?

Nice DTY by Hurd. Iffy form and small step. 14.466

Same DTY from Ragan. Slightly more distance. Slightly bigger step. 14.466

Jade, First Vault: Amanar with huge step. 15.066 (way overscored) Hit her second vault with leg form issues and step. 14.633 (Into second behind , Paeska.lol

Hey I can type and watch at the same time. You would think with, what, 15 years of computer use I would have figured this out already:)

I better get to see Sae and Mai on floor.

US Leo’s are red with gold trim on the collar. Don’t love. Don’t hate. At least they are not pink. I like the red, white and blue one the girl to the left wore though.

US Starts on Vault. Did I miss Oksana Chusovitina or is she in this sub-division?

God bless the US video person but show us floor instead of Japan standing around.

I hate the split screen.