Jas came up with this article in the comment’s section so I thought it was about time we discuss some other Countries and what their Olympic teams might look like.
Mustafina, Komova and Grishina are most likely their “locks” which means their bars are set. Heck even their floor and beam may be set if these 3 gymnasts are “locks” That means they need some big time vaults to fill out this Olympic team.
I also think they might need a third beam worker since Grishina is always falling on something. When she hits she looks very good. Anna Dementyeva scores well on beam when she hits. I am seeing a pattern here.
Then lets discuss the interview. Gotta “love” the insults thrown at the USA during this interview but in Aleksandrov’s defense he wasn’t very positive for his own gymnasts in this interview.
Kseniya Afanasyeva also promised to fight for the all-around. What chance does she have?
Kseniya has a very good floor routine, but everything depends on vault. All the American girls fighting for the all-around will have Amanars. They have problems on the other events, but none serious enough to be called holes.
Not really an insult but keep reading
Speaking of problems, do you mean less-than-ideal execution on bars?
They do have weaker bar routines and their execution is weaker, too. Their bar routines are more stable, but compared to our girls, they are behind.
Are they not light enough?
You know, everyone has their own system of preparation. The Americans have more strength and they are bigger. We have choreographers in our gyms for example working with girls. In American they choose stronger girls and they don’t have choreographers working with them except on the higher levels. So our gymnasts have more of the winning look. Everyone has their aces and we need to keep up. We beat them two years ago, and now we have had a dip that we have to fill as quick as we can.
Got it. Your gymnasts look like winners but they aren’t ?” (:)
What he said isn’t “wrong” per say but it just sounds like sour grapes. Then again is it really an insult if he is right? Except the whole execution thing.