Worlds wrap up

So here we go…. (be prepared. Honest me is honest again)

The Good

The entire book of scoring online. Tomorrow I will be downloading this:)

Nastia Liukin NOT being allowed on the floor. She was seen throwing a hissy fit and crying when she couldn’t try and steal the girl’s attention away in the AA. Gotta love it.

Marian Dragulescu won two event finals Gold medals. His two best events (vault and floor) and I was thrilled to see him come back. Last years Olympics must have sucked for him (with the injury) so it was nice to see him not only back but back and even better then before. I do question the execution scores he got on vault though:)

The Chinese. I am going to lump them all together because even though they aren’t perfect they do have some beautiful gymnastics is some area’s and it was nice to see them clean up like they did a year ago (The men)

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: He Kexin She rocks. She is the only BIG reason I am not calling these Worlds a total waste of time.
: Deng Li Lin, After a really rough meet in the AA she hit beam to win in a very weak final but you can only beat who competes so congrats to her
:Yang Yilin It wasn’t her best meet. It wasn’t even a good meet but it was clear she was competing injured. She looks like a different gymnast this year (she grew quite a bit) so in the future I expect her to come back and be the gymnast she is capable of being. I even think she was underscored with all her mistakes here and she and He Kexin are the only gymnasts I will say that about.

Beth Tweddle After falling on her best event in prelims (UB) she was heart broken but she made up for it in the Floor final. No one will ever accuse Beth of being artistic but that doesn’t mean there isn’t something appealing about her routine. So congrats to Beth for over coming the disappointment and winning her first Floor World title.

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Lauren Mitchell She was so happy with the two silver medals she won. They weren’t gold and she even could have a case for the Gold medal on beam over Lilin Deng but she didn’t whine. She didn’t cry age discrimination and she was the first gymnast up to hug and congratulate anyone around. It was nice to see that genuine smile on someones face and not the camera hogging phony smile that some of the American girls in the past 8 years have done.

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Koko Tsurumi AA Bronze medal (under scored on floor) and a UB silver is nothing to scoff at when you are from a Country that doesn’t really get much credit. That means you won these medals on your merit

Kohei Uchimura Everything he does

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The Women’s AA winning without a fall. Great job Bridget Sloan!!!!


Marta Karolyi
not injuring the whole team before they got to compete

The Judges and the execution scores for bad gymnastics. MUCH better then usual.

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The Unfair…

Koko Tsurumi falling in beam finals. IMO the best routine of the competition if she had not fallen on beam.

Rebecca Bross in the AA. I am not a fan but she was more impressive at Worlds then she was at Nationals and falling and losing that way must suck even if winning an AA medal with a fall is a joke.

The 2009 UB final missing Yang Yilin and Beth Tweddle.

Bridget Sloan not making Floor finals. Her AA performance would have won silver or bronze.

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The Bad…..

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Jonathon Horton He should have known better then to come to Worlds not giving 110% in practice. He just didn’t have enough training to compete with the best in the World. Next time he will realize this and come prepared with enough training. I expect this to leave a bad taste in his mouth and he will do really well next year.

Ksnia Smenova’s entire Worlds.

Double backs in TUCK position in floor routines in 2009. They weren’t good enough in 1992 to make floor finals. While you are at it the double pike’s are just as bad.

PINK leotards on AMERICAN gymnasts?

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The Ugly….

Ivana Hong beating Kim Un Hyang in the beam final for the bronze medal. Both had questionable form. Both had a lot of bobbles and both started with 6.000 difficulty score but only one gymnast had a real skill in her routine and it wasn’t Ivana. I have given Ivana a lot of credit on this blog one of the few gymnasts I have given credit but this routine was not worthy of a medal.

China Not sending Jiang Yuayuan to Worlds. She couldn’t be any more injured then Yang Yilin was. Maybe if you had rested her a little this year she would have been fine for Worlds.

That annoying screeching sound they used to let the gymnasts know they had only a few second to get off the apparatus. OMG it nearly knocked me off my chair at my computer. It must have been horrible at the arena.

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The sad….

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Ana Porgras is a lovely gymnast and yes she has more style then a lot of gymnasts competing at Worlds this year but if this is what passes for “elegant” and “beautiful” then the sport is in trouble (which it is) I am not taking away ANY credit from her because she is pretty good gymnast and very young but come on people lets not overreact here. Oh and could she smile a little? This is as close as we got to a smile this week.

Jessica Gil Ortiz Falling on her head in floor finals and what a good start to her routine.

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Results for the women day 2

41st ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
October 13 18,
2009
London (GBR)
RESULTS
WOMEN’S BEAM FINAL

1 36 DENG Linlin CHN 6.400 8.600 15.000
2 17 MITCHELL Lauren AUS 6.300 8.575 14.875
3 152 HONG Ivana USA 6.000 8.550 14.550
4 120 KIM Un Hyang PRK 6.000 8.450 14.450
5 91 PREZIOSA Elisabetta ITA 5.800 8.400 14.200
6 94 TSURUMI Koko JPN 5.700 8.500 0.1 14.100
7 127 PORGRAS Ana ROU 6.400 7.025 13.425
8 37 YANG Yilin CHN 5.600 7.525 13.125

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41st ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
October 13 18,
2009
London (GBR)
RESULTS
WOMEN’S FLOOR FINAL

1 67 TWEDDLE Elizabeth GBR 6.100 8.550 14.650
2 17 MITCHELL Lauren AUS 5.800 8.750 14.550
3 38 SUI Lu CHN 5.700 8.600 14.300
4 134 MYZDRIKOVA Anna RUS 5.900 8.375 14.275
5 153 BROSS Rebecca USA 5.700 8.425 14.125
5 127 PORGRAS Ana ROU 5.500 8.625 14.125
7 36 DENG Linlin CHN 5.400 8.475 13.875
8 39 GIL ORTIZ Jessica COL 0.900 2.075 2.975

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