Fell twice and lost connections I heard. Her floor score was low because she did a DOUBLE DOUBLE LAID OUT (sorry, it’s just so awesome) so she was down on execution a bit for the landing. Definitely not at her best, but wise to conserve herself at this point. She’s still almost guaranteed to make the Canadian team for worlds anyway.
Here’s her beam. I love how light she is and her leap series. Looks like she is preserving herself by not fighting to stay on, which is such a Russian thing to do. Maybe feet or ankles are bothering her.
So, 2 falls and then I think she will have lost the CR for the turn, lost the value of the layout (and possibly the CR for acro series?) and she also definitely lost the D+ dismount CR so that is one expensive routine.
That was so painful to watch. I’ll transcribe for GTT if she can’t bring herself to watch!
Shayla and Nastia already bitchy before Pavs goes up. Pavs does glorious double stag and a full-turning (can’t really say proper Ruflova) Korbut flip. Female commentator (who couldn’t name Ponor’s Omelianchik and then declared it an illegal move???) is really annoying, doesn’t think Pavs has done the skill she meant to do.
Shayla and some other US gymnasts to Nastia ‘What was that?’
Nastia- ‘double stag’ Bing, correct Nastia!
Shayla- can’t hear what she says..
Nastia- (to male coach who is not Blaine) ‘What’s a one-legged jump?’ Err, what??
Male dimwit- ‘I don’t know the name’
Nastia- ‘A stag, a stag’
Nastia- ‘She bent her legs!’ ARE YOU KIDDING ME
Boginskaya- ‘She did double stag’
Nastia- ‘Yeah. Double stag’ and turns away
Boginskaya- gets Nastia’s attention. ‘No, double stag with the *mimes head release*’
Nastia- (real snotty now) ‘Yeah I know!’ Yup, clearly you’re not ignorant of the skill at all. She bent her legs don’tchaknow!
Nastia (to Shayla) ‘Okay double stag let’s go’
Shayla does an okay double stag, back leg not near as high as Pavlova’s though. Then proceeds to do the next skill totally wonky and almost falls off.
Everybody to Shayla- ‘That was great!’ Errr…
Replay shows Shayla completely skewed to the right..
Male commentator- Yeah she was a little crooked to the right
Female dickhead commentator- Not sure I agree with that
So..Nastia does not know the jump, thinks she knows it, gets all uppity at Boginskaya who was just trying to help..since it helps her and her team if Nastia remains in the dark. Shayla screws it up. Attitudes all round really.
Hmm there’s another theory in that Nastia was correcting people who thought it was a switch ring or some such ‘She bent her knees!’ as in so it’s clearly not….still doesn’t excuse her being a wench to Boginskaya though.
I have a friend who goes to NYU and their finals just ended yesterday. It was filmed around the 12th though which were right before finals, their reading days. Doing this right before finals though seems kind of like a bad idea, but maybe she can handle it..
I don’t know how she studies because she didn’t spend a single weekend at home. She was out doing something in different states. I bet her classes were all fluff minus that one math class that everyone else took in high school
When they listed the competitors for the Rope Climb, they listed Josh Orozco.. gee I wasn’t aware that John changed his name to Josh ahaha. This competition is on a whole other level of weird. I’m enjoying seeing Chellsie, Catalina, and Oksana though.