When Anastasia Grishina refused to do beam during the 2012 Olympic team finals I personally thought Russia would be done with her but they weren’t. They sent her to Europeans where she finished 3rd in the All Around and everyone thought she was turning a new leaf until a recent meet where she claimed a pinched nerve and took herself out of the competition. The rumor was she wasn’t really injured and was having trouble controlling her nerves and it looks like Russia believes that to be the reason for her recent “injury”
The blog, Rewriting Russian Gymnastics has all the dirt.
Someone in Russia saw something at the meet Grishina took herself out of to not want her to be at Worlds. I can’t believe they would just make something up to take her out of the meet so they could add Anna Pavlova to the team (a girl they wouldn’t even name to the National team the last few years in spite of the fact she competed and did well)
The article also mentions that Grishina was to blame for the Russian team not winning the Olympic title. While she certainly played a part in it she was not the only one. The article mentions she ” is at least partly” to blame and that is a fact. A big fact.
What do you think?