World University Games: Team finals (Prelims)

(Part 2)
(Part 3)
(Part 4)
(Part 5)
(Part 6)

Aliya’s Balance Beam
Dementyeva’s Floor routine

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I am in the middle of watching part 2 but there was not a lot of impressive stuff going on in part 1. Aliya is sick so I’ll forgive her triple looking like she grabbed it out of the bottom of the dirty cloths hamper but the SOUTH(wink) Koreans form on bars is atrocious. Why is it so hard to swing a damn bar with your legs together and toes pointed?

It was fun seeing Nabieva’s facial expressions again and her floor wasn’t bad until her final pass. I guess I should just get used to bad form.

Afans floor is okay. I love the music but she did not seem connected to it at all. In fact none of the Russian girls looked like they wanted to be on that floor at all.

Afans DTY was nice but the rest of Russia on vault were gross. Who are these gymnasts posing as the Ukraine team? Lilia must be rolling over in her grave. Okay now I am just getting mean. I will now only comment on good things from this meet like the little girl from Japan’s UB routine, Afan’s beautiful DTY and…..

Dementyeva stayed on beam(That means she will fall during Finals)

Results

Women’s Team VT UB BB FX Total
1. Russia 45.050 43.650 44.750 42.050 175.500
2. Japan 41.900 40.600 41.950 40.550 165.000
3. Germany 41.700 40.550 39.450 40.350 162.050
4. Mexico 42.550 38.250 37.350 40.200 158.350
5. North Korea 43.650 38.150 37.900 36.900 156.600
6. United Kingdom 39.550 37.400 39.350 39.400 155.700
7. Canada 40.900 36.100 36.850 38.200 152.050
8. Ukraine 39.600 38.250 36.300 37.750 151.900
9. Korea 38.300 38.450 34.650 35.100 146.500
10. Chinese Taipei 38.000 30.800 35.150 35.350 139.300
11. Slovenia 40.250 21.950 34.400 21.800 118.400

Women’s Team VT UB BB FX Total
1. Aliya Mustafina 14.950 15.000 15.200 13.750 58.900 Q
2. Ksenia Afanasyeva 15.000 12.550 14.250 14.750 56.550 Q
3. Tatiana Nabiyeva 14.850 14.400 13.750 13.050 56.050
4. Elsa Garcia 14.300 13.600 13.050 14.300 55.250 Q
5. Ellie Black 14.850 12.900 13.850 13.600 55.200 Q
6. Yu Minobe 13.150 14.050 14.350 13.600 55.150 Q
7. Kim Bui 13.900 14.050 13.150 13.700 54.800 Q
8. Mizuho Nagai 14.600 13.000 13.600 13.400 54.600 Q
9. Sakura Noda 13.500 13.200 14.000 13.550 54.250
10. Lisa-Katharina Hill 14.000 14.100 12.500 13.400 54.000 Q
11. Hannah Whelan 14.000 12.500 13.550 13.100 53.150 Q
12. Dorina Boczogo 13.750 12.950 13.550 12.900 53.150 Q
13. Angelina Kysla 13.900 13.400 12.200 13.550 53.050 Q
14. Heo Seon Mi 13.700 13.550 12.700 12.750 52.700 Q
15. Pia Tolle 13.800 10.950 13.800 13.250 51.800
16. Pak Sin Hyang 13.900 12.200 13.900 11.550 51.550 Q
17. Lim Heem Wei 13.350 12.000 13.600 12.500 51.450 Q
18. Zhang Yelinzi 13.700 11.150 13.700 12.850 51.400 Q
19. Jana Sikulova 13.350 12.750 12.550 12.400 51.050 Q
20. Kang Yong Mi 13.400 13.500 11.100 12.650 50.650 Q
21. Karla Salazar 13.250 11.900 12.300 13.050 50.500 Q
22. Ida Laisi 13.450 11.050 12.750 12.500 49.750 Q
23. Charlotte Lindsley 12.550 12.000 13.000 12.200 49.750 Q
24. Annabelle Hoelzer 13.300 12.400 12.400 11.500 49.600
25. Marisela Cantu 13.000 12.750 10.500 12.850 49.100
26. Annika Urvikko 13.550 11.450 11.450 12.350 48.800 Q
27. Mackenzie Itcush 13.650 11.500 11.350 12.200 48.700 Q
28. Carmen Horvat 13.150 12.050 11.650 11.400 48.250 Q
29. Mai Liu Hsiang Han 12.400 11.100 12.450 11.900 47.850 Q
30. Hong Un Jong 15.050 12.000 9.150 11.550 47.750
31. Rita Oliveira 13.000 11.550 11.000 12.200 47.750 R
32. Makarena Pinto 13.850 10.550 10.700 12.550 47.650 R
33. Alexa Moreno 15.000 9.200 12.000 11.200 47.400
34. Eum Eunhui 12.250 13.000 10.950 11.150 47.350 R
35. Alexandra Choon 12.400 10.100 12.600 12.150 47.250 R
36. Maria Homolova 13.100 11.550 11.300 11.250 47.200
37. Natalie Gervais 12.400 10.850 10.800 12.400 46.450
38. Viktoria Oshurkova 12.950 10.250 11.500 11.450 46.150
39. Chen Yu Chun 12.150 10.550 12.000 11.300 46.000
40. Mette Hulgaard 12.650 11.150 9.700 12.200 45.700
41. Lo Yu Ju 13.450 9.150 10.700 12.150 45.450
42. Tina Ribic 13.100 9.900 10.000 10.400 43.400
43. Diana Jerofejeva 12.850 5.250 11.000 10.600 39.700

Women’s Vault Qualification D E ND Score Average
1. Maria Paseka 5.800 9.300 15.100 14.800 Q
5.600 8.900 14.500
2. Ellie Black 6.200 8.650 14.850 14.650 Q
5.500 8.950 14.450
3. Hong Un Jong 6.300 8.850 0.1 15.050 14.550 Q
6.400 7.650 14.050
4. Ksenia Afanasyeva 5.800 9.200 15.000 14.500 Q
5.200 8.900 0.1 14.000
5. Alexa Moreno 6.200 8.800 15.000 14.500 Q
5.500 8.600 0.1 14.000
6. Tatiana Nabiyeva 5.800 9.050 14.850 14.375
5.200 8.800 0.1 13.900
7. Ri Un Ha 5.800 8.900 14.700 14.250 Q
5.200 8.600 13.800
8. Teja Belak 5.300 8.700 14.000 14.150 Q
5.300 9.000 14.300
9. Elsa Garcia 5.300 9.000 14.300 14.025 Q
4.800 8.950 13.750
10. Kim Bui 5.000 8.900 13.900 14.025 R
5.400 8.750 14.150
11. Mizuho Nagai 5.800 8.800 14.600 13.950 R
4.600 8.700 13.300
12. Makarena Pinto 5.200 8.650 13.850 13.600 R
5.000 8.350 13.350
13. Hannah Whelan 5.000 9.000 14.000 13.575
4.600 8.650 0.1 13.150
14. Heo Seon Mi 5.000 8.700 13.700 13.425
5.000 8.250 0.1 13.150
15. Tijana Tkalcec 5.300 8.550 0.3 13.550 13.425
5.300 8.000 13.300
16. Hiu Ying Angel Wong 5.200 8.550 13.750 13.250
5.300 7.750 0.3 12.750
17. Annika Urvikko 5.000 8.550 13.550 13.200
5.500 7.450 0.1 12.850
18. Jana Sikulova 4.400 8.950 13.350 13.200
4.400 8.650 13.050
19. Lim Heem Wei 4.600 8.750 13.350 13.200
4.600 8.450 13.050
20. Dorina Boczogo 5.000 8.750 13.750 13.100
5.000 7.550 0.1 12.450
21. Lo Yu Ju 5.000 8.450 13.450 13.075
4.200 8.500 12.700
22. Diana Jerofejeva 4.600 8.250 12.850 12.925
4.600 8.400 13.000
23. Mackenzie Itcush 5.000 8.650 13.650 12.600
4.400 7.450 0.3 11.550

Individual Vault Scores D E ND Score
1. Maria Paseka 5.800 9.300 15.100
2. Hong Un Jong 6.300 8.850 0.1 15.050
3. Alexa Moreno 6.200 8.800 15.000
4. Ksenia Afanasyeva 5.800 9.200 15.000
5. Aliya Mustafina 5.800 9.150 14.950
6. Ellie Black 6.200 8.650 14.850
7. Tatiana Nabiyeva 5.800 9.050 14.850
8. Ri Un Ha 5.800 8.900 14.700
9. Mizuho Nagai 5.800 8.800 14.600
10. Elsa Garcia 5.300 9.000 14.300
11. Lisa-Katharina Hill 5.000 9.000 14.000
12. Teja Belak 5.300 8.700 14.000
13. Hannah Whelan 5.000 9.000 14.000
14. Kim Bui 5.000 8.900 13.900
15. Pak Sin Hyang 5.000 8.900 13.900
16. Angelina Kysla 5.000 8.900 13.900
17. Makarena Pinto 5.200 8.650 13.850
18. Pia Tolle 5.000 8.800 13.800
19. Arisa Tominaga 5.200 8.600 13.800
20. Hiu Ying Angel Wong 5.200 8.550 13.750
21. Dorina Boczogo 5.000 8.750 13.750
22. Heo Seon Mi 5.000 8.700 13.700
23. Zhang Yelinzi 5.000 8.700 13.700
24. Mackenzie Itcush 5.000 8.650 13.650
25. Tijana Tkalcec 5.300 8.550 0.3 13.550
26. Annika Urvikko 5.000 8.550 13.550
27. Sakura Noda 5.000 8.500 13.500
28. Lo Yu Ju 5.000 8.450 13.450
29. Ida Laisi 5.000 8.450 13.450
30. Kang Yong Mi 5.000 8.400 13.400
31. Jana Sikulova 4.400 8.950 13.350
32. Lim Heem Wei 4.600 8.750 13.350
33. Annabelle Hoelzer 4.600 8.700 13.300
34. Karla Salazar 4.400 8.850 13.250
35. Yu Minobe 5.000 8.150 13.150
36. Carmen Horvat 4.800 8.350 13.150
37. Tina Ribic 4.400 8.700 13.100
38. Maria Homolova 4.400 8.700 13.100
39. Marisela Cantu 4.400 8.600 13.000
40. Rebecca Hall 4.400 8.600 13.000
41. Rita Oliveira 4.400 8.600 13.000
42. Viktoria Oshurkova 4.400 8.550 12.950
43. Diana Jerofejeva 4.600 8.250 12.850
44. Marina Kostyuchenko 4.200 8.550 12.750
45. Mette Hulgaard 4.200 8.450 12.650
46. Charlotte Lindsley 4.000 8.550 12.550
47. Natalie Gervais 4.000 8.400 12.400
48. Mai Liu Hsiang Han 4.200 8.200 12.400
49. Alexandra Choon 4.200 8.200 12.400
50. Eun Mee Moon 4.000 8.350 12.350
51. Erica Devereaux 4.200 8.400 0.3 12.300
52. Eum Eunhui 4.000 8.250 12.250
53. Valentina Holenkova 4.000 8.250 12.250
54. Chen Yu Chun 4.600 7.550 12.150
55. Park Doeun 4.000 7.400 0.3 11.100

Uneven Bars Qualification D E ND Score
1. Aliya Mustafina 6.300 8.700 15.000 Q
2. Tatiana Nabiyeva 5.900 8.500 14.400 Q
3. Anna Dementyeva 5.800 8.450 14.250
4. Lisa-Katharina Hill 5.900 8.200 14.100 Q
5. Yu Minobe 5.700 8.350 14.050 Q
6. Kim Bui 6.000 8.050 14.050 Q
7. Elsa Garcia 5.500 8.100 13.600 Q
8. Heo Seon Mi 5.700 7.850 13.550 Q
9. Kang Yong Mi 6.200 7.300 13.500 Q
10. Marina Kostyuchenko 5.700 7.750 13.450 R
11. Angelina Kysla 5.300 8.100 13.400 R
12. Arisa Tominaga 5.400 7.950 13.350 R
13. Sakura Noda 5.300 7.900 13.200
14. Mizuho Nagai 4.800 8.200 13.000
15. Eum Eunhui 5.400 7.600 13.000
16. Dorina Boczogo 5.100 7.850 12.950
17. Danusia Francis 4.800 8.100 12.900
18. Ellie Black 5.100 7.800 12.900
19. Marisela Cantu 5.300 7.450 12.750
20. Jana Sikulova 5.400 7.350 12.750
21. Ksenia Afanasyeva 5.000 7.550 12.550
22. Hannah Whelan 5.300 7.200 12.500
23. Kim Un Hyang 5.400 7.050 12.450
24. Annabelle Hoelzer 4.700 7.700 12.400
25. Pak Sin Hyang 5.700 6.500 12.200
26. Carmen Horvat 4.600 7.450 12.050
27. Lim Heem Wei 4.500 7.500 12.000
28. Charlotte Lindsley 4.800 7.200 12.000
29. Hong Un Jong 5.600 6.400 12.000
30. Karla Salazar 4.800 7.100 11.900
31. Park Ji Yeon 5.300 6.600 11.900
32. Michelle Lauritsen 4.600 7.200 11.800
33. Sarah Flett 4.000 7.700 11.700
34. Rita Oliveira 4.500 7.050 11.550
35. Maria Homolova 4.800 6.750 11.550
36. Mackenzie Itcush 4.600 6.900 11.500
37. Annika Urvikko 5.300 6.150 11.450
38. Yana Demyanchuk 4.600 6.800 11.400
39. Mette Hulgaard 3.900 7.250 11.150
40. Zhang Yelinzi 4.900 6.250 11.150
41. Mai Liu Hsiang Han 4.000 7.100 11.100
42. Ida Laisi 5.400 5.650 11.050
43. Pia Tolle 5.500 5.450 10.950
44. Natalie Gervais 3.100 7.750 10.850
45. Makarena Pinto 3.100 7.450 10.550
46. Chen Yu Chun 4.400 6.150 10.550
47. Viktoria Oshurkova 3.100 7.150 10.250
48. Eun Mee Moon 4.300 5.900 10.200
49. Alexandra Choon 4.100 6.000 10.100
50. Tina Ribic 3.000 6.900 9.900
51. Alexa Moreno 3.900 5.300 9.200
52. Lo Yu Ju 1.800 7.350 9.150
53. Diana Jerofejeva 1.200 8.050 4.0 5.250

Balance Beam Qualification D E ND Score
1. Anna Dementyeva 6.500 8.800 15.300 Q
2. Aliya Mustafina 6.200 9.000 15.200 Q
3. Yu Minobe 5.900 8.450 14.350 Q
4. Ksenia Afanasyeva 5.800 8.450 14.250
5. Sakura Noda 5.600 8.400 14.000 Q
6. Pak Sin Hyang 6.000 7.900 13.900 Q
7. Ellie Black 6.100 7.750 13.850 Q
8. Pia Tolle 5.000 8.800 13.800 Q
9. Tatiana Nabiyeva 5.300 8.550 0.1 13.750
10. Zhang Yelinzi 6.400 7.300 13.700 Q
11. Lim Heem Wei 5.000 8.600 13.600 R
12. Mizuho Nagai 5.300 8.300 13.600
13. Dorina Boczogo 5.400 8.150 13.550 R
14. Hannah Whelan 5.800 7.750 13.550 R
15. Arisa Tominaga 4.900 8.300 13.200
16. Kim Bui 5.400 7.750 13.150
17. Elsa Garcia 5.600 7.450 13.050
18. Charlotte Lindsley 4.700 8.300 13.000
19. Kim Un Hyang 5.600 7.300 12.900
20. Danusia Francis 4.700 8.100 12.800
21. Teja Belak 4.900 7.850 12.750
22. Ida Laisi 5.400 7.350 12.750
23. Heo Seon Mi 5.100 7.600 12.700
24. Alexandra Choon 5.000 7.600 12.600
25. Yana Demyanchuk 5.500 7.100 12.600
26. Jana Sikulova 5.000 7.550 12.550
27. Lisa-Katharina Hill 5.300 7.200 12.500
28. Mai Liu Hsiang Han 5.000 7.450 12.450
29. Annabelle Hoelzer 4.500 7.900 12.400
30. Hiu Ying Angel Wong 4.700 7.750 0.1 12.350
31. Karla Salazar 4.900 7.400 12.300
32. Angelina Kysla 5.000 7.200 12.200
33. Chen Yu Chun 4.800 7.200 12.000
34. Alexa Moreno 5.600 6.500 0.1 12.000
35. Carmen Horvat 4.000 7.650 11.650
36. Sarah Flett 4.100 7.550 11.650
37. Viktoria Oshurkova 4.600 6.900 11.500
38. Annika Urvikko 4.800 6.750 0.1 11.450
39. Mackenzie Itcush 4.800 6.550 11.350
40. Maria Homolova 3.700 7.600 11.300
41. Valentina Holenkova 4.000 7.150 11.150
42. Rebecca Hall 4.300 6.800 11.100
43. Kang Yong Mi 5.400 5.700 11.100
44. Diana Jerofejeva 4.000 7.000 11.000
45. Rita Oliveira 4.300 6.700 11.000
46. Park Doeun 5.200 5.800 11.000
47. Eum Eunhui 5.100 5.850 10.950
48. Natalie Gervais 4.500 6.300 10.800
49. Makarena Pinto 4.400 6.300 10.700
50. Lo Yu Ju 4.500 6.200 10.700
51. Marisela Cantu 4.600 5.900 10.500
52. Park Ji Yeon 5.000 5.050 10.050
53. Tina Ribic 3.700 6.300 10.000
54. Mette Hulgaard 4.400 5.300 9.700
55. Hong Un Jong 4.400 4.750 9.150

Women’s Floor Exercise Qualification D E ND Score
1. Ksenia Afanasyeva 6.300 8.550 0.1 14.750 Q
2. Elsa Garcia 6.000 8.300 14.300 Q
3. Danusia Francis 5.200 8.550 13.750 Q
4. Aliya Mustafina 5.500 8.250 13.750 Q
5. Kim Bui 5.500 8.200 13.700 Q
6. Ellie Black 5.400 8.200 13.600 Q
7. Yu Minobe 5.500 8.100 13.600 Q
8. Sakura Noda 5.400 8.150 13.550 Q
9. Angelina Kysla 5.400 8.150 13.550 Q
10. Anna Dementyeva 5.800 7.850 0.1 13.550
11. Lisa-Katharina Hill 4.900 8.500 13.400 R
12. Mizuho Nagai 5.200 8.200 13.400
13. Shizuka Tozawa 5.500 7.850 13.350
14. Pia Tolle 5.000 8.250 13.250
15. Hannah Whelan 5.300 8.100 0.3 13.100 R
16. Tatiana Nabiyeva 5.100 8.350 0.4 13.050
17. Karla Salazar 5.100 8.050 0.1 13.050 R
18. Dorina Boczogo 5.600 7.900 0.6 12.900
19. Marisela Cantu 4.800 8.050 12.850
20. Zhang Yelinzi 5.100 7.750 12.850
21. Heo Seon Mi 5.100 7.650 12.750
22. Ri Un Ha 5.700 7.300 0.3 12.700
23. Kang Yong Mi 5.400 7.250 12.650
24. Makarena Pinto 5.100 7.750 0.3 12.550
25. Rebecca Hall 5.000 7.550 12.550
26. Lim Heem Wei 4.500 8.000 12.500
27. Ida Laisi 5.200 7.400 0.1 12.500
28. Natalie Gervais 4.500 7.900 12.400
29. Jana Sikulova 5.000 7.700 0.3 12.400
30. Marina Kostyuchenko 4.600 7.750 12.350
31. Annika Urvikko 4.900 7.650 0.2 12.350
32. Hiu Ying Angel Wong 4.800 7.550 0.1 12.250
33. Charlotte Lindsley 4.200 8.000 12.200
34. Rita Oliveira 4.200 8.000 12.200
35. Mette Hulgaard 4.600 7.600 12.200
36. Mackenzie Itcush 4.900 7.400 0.1 12.200
37. Lo Yu Ju 4.600 7.550 12.150
38. Alexandra Choon 4.600 7.550 12.150
39. Erica Devereaux 4.700 7.500 0.2 12.000
40. Mai Liu Hsiang Han 3.900 8.000 11.900
41. Valentina Holenkova 4.600 7.550 0.3 11.850
42. Pak Sin Hyang 5.200 6.350 11.550
43. Hong Un Jong 5.600 6.050 0.1 11.550
44. Annabelle Hoelzer 4.800 6.800 0.1 11.500
45. Viktoria Oshurkova 4.500 7.250 0.3 11.450
46. Carmen Horvat 3.700 7.700 11.400
47. Chen Yu Chun 5.000 6.800 0.5 11.300
48. Maria Homolova 3.700 7.550 11.250
49. Park Ji Yeon 3.900 7.300 11.200
50. Alexa Moreno 4.400 6.800 11.200
51. Eum Eunhui 4.900 6.350 0.1 11.150
52. Diana Jerofejeva 4.400 6.200 10.600
53. Tina Ribic 4.300 6.100 10.400
54. Park Doeun 4.900 5.450 10.350

45 Responses to “World University Games: Team finals (Prelims)”

  1. Catherine Says:

    This is subdiv 4- Russia, Japan, Ukraine and South Korea.

    What did everyone think? I like Afan’s new music. Somebody said she probably doesn’t have the stamina for really intricate choreo and they’re probably right that she has to conserve her energy for her massive tumbles. So high! She also uses a lot of time with her turn combinations. Even so, I hope she can chuck more dance in. A pity she fell off bars, but it wasn’t an event she was down as doing here a month or so back. Her DTY has improved even more and I can see her sneaking an amanar around, but I’m glad we didn’t see it all the same.

    I’ve no idea how Demy did but she hit and had a lovely beam. Also ditched her old dismount which was causing her a lot of problems before. Nabieva was surprisingly good, especially her layout on beam, bars and triple on floor. Her facial expressions make the entire thing worth watching. She did a massive double take when the anthem at the end wasn’t the Russian one..it goes by college but dunno how the picked one for a team.

    Anyone who says yay Russia are awesome, they won….could you imagine if they lost? An a team against b teams? That would be much more than just embarrassing.

    Oh and considering Mustafina sad hospitalised with flu very recently she did very well. I feared the worst when she landed the always-textbook double Arabian a bit short. The triple is always worse when she’s not in peak form but that was awful and has huge flashing get rid signs all over it..goes beyond hideous into dangerous territory. The DTY was also less dynamic than usual but she’s such a pro at nailing the landing which is reassuring. Bars were great except for the last transition and beam must have been awesome to get a 15.2/9 execution. Clearly not all there and her training has been set back but still a force to be reckoned with all the same. But I hope she pulls put of floor finals and downgrades to a double full, or can get the double layout in before worlds.

    • Catherine Says:

      And the Japanese were stunning to watch, love their style.

      • sj0126 (@sj0126) Says:

        every time mustafina competes during this whole thing i think i’m gonna be scared she’s gonna get hurt. she did really good today, that’s for sure. it was great to see demytyeva (i know i spelled that wrong) get the highest score on beam. She had a great routine.

  2. Catherine Says:

    That is South Korea, not North. North did fairly good..some falls. 5th though, not bad.

  3. macstabby Says:

    Holy crap, do they have the floor itself mic’ed or something? It’s SO loud and crunchy. Nabs looked like she was performing underwater- seemed really slow. Maybe she’s not in her best shape right now.

    • Dee Says:

      ahahahaha I was thinking the same thing about the floor. It looked like it sucked.

      I agree…the Russians looked tired on floor. Tired or not, I still think they had the best music for floor this past quad and looks like they might continue the trend into this quad?

  4. JAS4 Says:

    Paseka’s DTY got a pretty good score but I didn’t see it on the ESPN3 live feed on my phone just glad she didn’t do the Amanar

  5. biyatch Says:

    Totally off topic but how long do you think it’s going to take Marta to add Gabby/Aly/Jo back onto the national team? Nastia was added a month after she announced her comeback, Shawn had to show up for a couple of camps before she was announced. There are two camps after Worlds this year, I wonder if their presence will be required at them. I guess too its a little different for Gabby and Aly because Chow and Mihai will be at those camps already with other athletes/as part as national staff. Will be interesting when/if Jo shows up for camp or if she tries to do it Memmel in ’11 style (minus the getting hurt part).

    • exgymgurl Says:

      Chellsie didnt need funding because her dad owned the gym. Different for Gabby Jo and Aly because if I were them I would want funding. Especially Geddert. Im sure he wants money. Nastia had been in the testing pool for a while before she announced her comeback. I think they have to have been in the drug testing pool for a while before they can get funding etc. Jo / Gabby / Aly have not left the drug testing pool so maybe its easier for them. I know it took Alicia a while to get back into it because you have to be in the testing pool six months before you can be named back to the team and be considered eligible for international assignment. FIG has rules on that.

      • biyatch Says:

        Drug testing is totally separate from national team status. Nastia never left the drug testing pool. Alicia had officially retired and then came out of retirement which is why there were issues with her drug testing in that she had been tested by USADA but not WADA.

      • Catherine Says:

        More off topic but Katelyn Ohashi described drug testing on ask.fm. Way more awkward than I would have thought..but I suppose it makes sense.

      • exgymgurl Says:

        I thought Nastia went off drug testing when she had her lipo done pre-comeback… my bad …. I figured that was why Shawn was out and not on the team for so long. If you are not “eligible for international competition” and part of that is 6 months in the drug testing pool to be eligible, you cant be a member of the national team. Anyone named to the national team has to be eligible for competition.

      • Uglyfatkid Says:

        How was the drug testing awkward Cathrine?

      • mimi Says:

        nastia had lipo?! WHAT?

      • Catherine Says:

        Tshirt up, pants to knees, pee right in front of the (female) tester. It’s a little sad that it’s at the stage where they can’t even use a screen or something.

      • terrigymfan Says:

        I would have died if I had been forced to do that as a teen (or any other time for that matter). Exgymgirl, please give us the details on Nastia having lipo!

    • sanitynmotion Says:

      Is Gabby really back with Chow? Seemed like she wasn’t really welcome there? I wonder if she’s back with that host family too.

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        A facebook page had pictures of her. She looked like she had been training. (No skills shown, just a few pix)

  6. sj0126 (@sj0126) Says:

    someone needs to do a tell all interview with alexis beucler aka poof from the CGA gymnastike documentary. Apparently Mary Lee started a petition to knock her down to level 10 without her noticing and because of that she can’t compete at all this summer. No wonder why the poor girl left.

    • mimi Says:

      that is truly terrible. poor thing!
      she sounds much happier in florida though, so silver lining and all that.

    • exgymgurl Says:

      If I were her parents I would sue for all the club and lesson fees and say that she wasnt keeping up her end of the bargain and coaching my kid.

  7. exgymgurl Says:

    MLT is a total B word…. again…. someone needs to interview alyssa beckerman also…. and nicole harris …. and hollie vise…. and Mackenzie Wofford….. and Jenny Thompson…. and vanessa atler…. and sabrina vega……and that girl they kicked off the 92 team for one of Martas athletes……and everyone else who is no longer in gymnastics and or Marta Karolyis back pocket. In a few years, I want to talk to Mattie Larson, Kytra Hunter, Darling Hill, and call the movie missing the olympics in America….. I only care about the people that she lies to and leaves behind.

    • Katie Says:

      I love the Alyssa beckerman gossip. The 97-00 quad had so much drama.

      • byrdisthewyrd Says:

        What is the Beckerman gossip? Share, please.

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        The rumor back in the day was that MLT when asked her opinion about Alyssa being bumped up from alternate to team member at the Olympics (After an injury) MLT said that Tasha should be the gymnast even though she was coaching Alyssa at the time. She was honest and thought Tasha would be better.

        The only other rumor I can remember about Alyssa was how hard she was to train because she wasn’t allowed to take her ADHD medicine when competing. I would hope that isn’t a rule anymore but I am sure it is.

      • exgymgurl Says:

        They have ADHD meds that you could take that would probably be competition legal. The other one was about the advil constantly and Beckerman getting stomach ulcers. Morgan White was MLTs other gymnast and was the one that got injured. People say she just used to leave her kid (MLTs daughter) unsupervised outside of competitions so that she could coach. She never worked out babysitting. There are famous stories about that too. Beckerman had (has) incredibly bad wrist injuries. She also used to force them all to do a daily bible study. I think Beckerman was jewish and she still had to participate. MLT is and was a cheer coach, she was not a gymnast or a gymnastics technician. She really buys into whats best for the USA and is actually a lot like Marta… who would knock a gymnast down to L10 without telling them in a heartbeat. In fact Im surprised Marta didnt have that done to Sabrina Vega and some other people to get them all out of her wonderful hair. Marta has such an amazing knack for hair and makeup I think that should be a second job for her. Along with eyebrow plucking.

      • sanitynmotion Says:

        Ugh Marta’s eye liner/makeup is atrocious. Her hair is stuck in a decade I was not born in. I could go on but…why.

  8. exgymgurl Says:

    Oh and Shayla Ivana and Jana too…

  9. Catherine Says:

    The AA is in exactly one hour. Also, Simone has said Katelyn will not be back for visas. She also said in a seperate question that to be selected for worlds, you must compete at visas?? I was under the impression that she could potentially verify beam at a camp in September and be added to the national team and the world team. Hmm.

    Brenna won the senior AA again. I still maintain she has a great chance of making the worlds team, especially with Jordyn and Katelyn more than likely not contending. Alexis Beucler’s ask.fm sure is interesting but she’s nowhere near as outspoken there as some blogs are paraphrasing. She repeatedly states that she went to Brandy Johnsons because it was a more positive environment, that she left CGA on good terms, that it won’t be awkward to encounter MLT at future meets, and she doesn’t really come out in strong favour of Amelia and Lexie leaving also…says it’s up to them really. She does not blast anyone, not even over the petition thing which I don’t understand. She IS elite but can’t compete because of it..?

    • mimi Says:

      i just looked up this ask.fm business (i must be old, i thought it was a RADIO segment haha) and i agree, alexis’ was super diplomatic. simone’s has some interesting answers – she seemed to think kyla was the best shot at bars title, mykayla hasn’t been doing the double double at camp, picked brenna as the top AA girl, no sabrina at camp.. didn’t know who afan was until someone told her haha. might not be news to some but i found it interesting!

    • byrdisthewyrd Says:

      Did you read where she wrote that Marta had her straighten her hair? You know, because Marta is the picture of loveliness and needs to save teen girls from their natural hairstyle.

      • exgymgurl Says:

        Marta is probably responsible for all of the eyebrow plucking also. Why alexis and not Bross?

      • byrdisthewyrd Says:

        That was my first thought too! I wondered if she ever tried to force her hair policies in Bross? That’s funny.

      • Katie Says:

        Hahaha Marta is the epitome of beauty queen.

      • exgymgurl Says:

        I think it would be funny if a goth girl got really into elite gymnastics and was amazing.

      • mimi Says:

        yeah, poor alexis! im also wondering why marta the hair dictator didn’t try to control bross’ unfortunate hair situation. her hair did look good at that mexican gala thing though!

    • Gymbee Says:

      Maybe that’s the official USAG rule, but if Katelyn is back after visas and wants to qualify for worlds I’m sure Marta will change the rule again. Marta seems to think that for her favourites, rules are meant to be broken.

    • Gymnerd Says:

      The Beucler business is so ironic, because 20 or so years ago, burnt-out gymnasts were flocking to CGA because of MLT’s “positive coaching” approach.

  10. H Says:

    I do hope Dementyeva makes the team and qualify to floor event final.
    But maybe here difficulties are not enough if she does not upgrade?
    It so nice to see a well executed floor routine regarding the dance parts.
    Sigh …

    • Catherine Says:

      She is too flaky, and the team’s too small. Mustafina, Komova (or Grishina), Afanasyeva, Paseka (or Grishina).

      • Catherine Says:

        And if two Grishina’s are neccessary, replace the Paseka one with Sosnitskaya.

      • exgymgurl Says:

        I hope girshina is able to recover from her replete flakiosity….

      • laurensy Says:

        If Komova is ready for Wrolds, who would they take between Paseka and Grishina? I think Grishina would be the better option. Paseka’s form is really bugs me. She could potentially medal on vault, but her form needs to be worked on. Grishina, if she qualifies and hits, could medal in bars and beam final. AA, possibly if there are mistakes from Komova/Afanasyeva/Mustafina.

      • Catherine Says:

        She would need errors in bars to medal, her difficulty is a little low. No hope on beam, she has like 5.7-9 when there are plenty of girls with mid 6’s. Paseka is the better option purely because she could medal.

      • mimi Says:

        i just want grishy to dig deep and find some unshakeable confidence.

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