Full Results of the 2014 European Championships

Senior Team Results
Picture of Romania

1. Romania 172.754
2. Great Britain 170.663
3. Russia 169.329
4. Germany 166.796
5. Italy 161.488
6. Spain 160.921
7. Belgium 160.728
8. Switzerland 160.397

Senior Event Final Results ( There was no AA)

Senior Vault

1. Giulia Steingruber 6.2 9.000 15.200 14.666
5.0 9.133 14.133
2. Anna Pavlova 5.8 8.966 14.766 14.583
5.6 8.800 14.400
3. Larisa Iordache 5.8 9.066 14.866 14.533
5.2 9.000 14.200
4. Alla Sosnitskaya 5.8 8.966 14.766 14.449
5.6 8.833 0.3 14.133
5. Janine Berger 6.2 8.666 0.1 14.766 14.399
5.2 8.833 14.033
6. Claudia Fragapane 5.8 8.633 14.433 14.333
5.6 8.633 14.233
7. Kim Bui 5.0 8.766 13.766 13.916
5.4 8.666 14.066
8. Noémi Makra 5.0 8.958 13.958 13.362
4.0 8.766 12.766

Senior Uneven Bars Final D E ND Score
1. Becky Downie 6.6 8.900 15.500
2. Aliya Mustafina 6.3 8.966 15.266
3. Daria Spiridonova 6.4 8.566 14.966
4. Rebecca Tunney 6.6 8.333 14.933
5. Sophie Scheder 6.4 8.333 14.733
6. Larisa Iordache 6.0 8.533 14.533
7. Kim Bui 6.0 8.400 14.400
8. Roxana Popa 6.2 8.066 14.266

Senior Balance Beam Final D E ND Score
1. Maria Kharenkova 6.4 8.533 14.933
2. Larisa Iordache 6.4 8.400 14.800
3. Aliya Mustafina 6.0 8.733 14.733
4. Becky Downie 5.9 8.466 14.366
5. Vanessa Ferrari 5.7 8.433 14.133
6. Marta Pihan-Kulesza 5.9 7.833 13.733
7. Claire Martin 5.8 7.566 13.366
8. Giulia Steingruber 5.9 7.300 13.200

Senior Floor Exercise Final D E ND Score
1. Vanessa Ferrari 6.3 8.500 14.800
1. Larisa Iordache 6.1 8.700 14.800
3. Giulia Steingruber 6.1 8.400 14.500
4. Marta Pihan-Kulesza 6.0 8.400 14.400
4. Diana Bulimar 5.8 8.600 14.400
6. Alla Sosnitskaya 5.7 8.566 14.266
7. Roxana Popa 5.8 8.391 14.191
8. Claudia Fragapane 6.0 8.133 14.133


Junior AA Results

Junior All-Around Final VT UB BB FX Total
1. Angelina Melnikova 5.8 14.500 6.1 14.566 6.1 14.175 5.5 13.866 57.107
2. Laura Jurca 5.8 14.733 5.4 12.933 5.6 14.066 5.5 13.966 55.698
3. Ellie Downie 5.8 14.800 5.2 13.366 5.4 13.333 5.4 13.833 55.332
4. Catherine Lyons 5.0 13.766 4.8 13.266 5.5 14.166 5.2 14.033 55.231
5. Maike Enderle 5.0 13.933 6.1 14.333 5.3 13.066 5.1 13.166 54.498
6. Andreea Iridon 5.0 13.400 5.5 13.400 5.6 13.200 5.3 13.933 53.933
7. Seda Tutkhalyan 5.8 14.333 5.7 12.900 5.2 12.833 5.3 13.866 53.932
8. Loan His 5.0 13.966 5.8 13.033 4.7 13.133 5.3 13.766 53.898
9. Rune Hermans 5.0 13.333 5.5 13.266 5.4 13.433 5.4 13.733 53.765
10. Giada Grisetti 5.0 13.533 5.3 13.400 5.2 13.050 5.2 13.400 53.383
11. Anja Schwarz 4.4 13.366 5.1 13.400 5.0 12.966 4.8 13.066 52.798
12. Yana Horokhova 5.0 13.433 5.0 12.833 5.2 13.400 5.0 12.800 52.466
13. Marine Boyer 5.0 13.633 4.9 12.900 5.4 12.533 5.0 13.233 52.299
14. Tabea Alt 5.0 13.733 6.0 14.300 4.9 11.733 5.0 12.133 51.899
15. Pilar Rubagotti 5.0 13.433 4.8 12.366 5.3 12.800 5.3 13.200 51.799
16. Wendy De Jong 5.0 13.533 5.0 13.133 5.0 12.166 4.9 12.900 51.732
17. Sofia Busato 5.3 12.833 5.4 12.766 4.9 12.066 5.0 13.266 50.931
18. Emmy Haavisto 4.4 13.066 5.1 13.266 4.8 11.733 4.9 12.600 50.665
19. Zsofia Kovacs 4.2 12.775 5.4 12.366 5.1 12.833 4.9 12.566 50.540
20. Ellen Haavisto 4.4 13.000 5.1 12.400 4.9 11.933 4.9 13.033 50.366
21. Veronika Cenkova 4.4 12.866 4.1 11.700 5.2 12.533 5.0 12.866 49.965
22. Casey Bell 4.6 13.341 4.9 11.966 4.6 12.266 4.6 12.333 49.906
23. Boglarka Devai 5.0 13.700 4.3 11.866 4.1 12.000 4.9 12.333 49.899
24. Axelle Klinckaert 2.4 9.833 5.0 12.400 5.6 13.766 5.2 13.633 49.632

Junior Event Finals Results

Junior Vault Finals

1. Ellie Downie 5.8 9.133 14.933 14.633
5.2 9.133 14.333
2. Laura Jurca 5.8 8.966 14.766 14.383
5.0 9.000 14.000
3. Amy Tinkler 5.8 8.933 14.733 14.349
5.0 8.966 13.966
4. Seda Tutkhalyan 5.8 8.666 0.1 14.366 14.266
5.2 8.966 14.166
5. Sofia Busato 5.3 9.066 14.366 14.249
5.0 9.133 14.133
6. Angelina Melnikova 5.0 9.000 0.1 13.900 14.200
5.8 8.800 0.1 14.500
7. Desiree Carofiglio 5.3 8.966 14.266 14.103
5.0 8.941 13.941
8. Isa Maassen 5.3 7.700 0.3 12.700 12.933
4.4 8.766 13.166

Uneven Bars Final D E ND Score
1. Daria Skrypnik 6.3 8.533 14.833
2. Angelina Melnikova 6.1 8.666 14.766
3. Maike Enderle 6.1 8.400 14.500
4. Tabea Alt 5.9 8.166 14.066
5. Ellie Downie 5.3 8.500 13.800
6. Anja Schwarz 5.2 8.533 13.733
7. Giada Grisetti 5.3 8.133 13.433
8. Loan His 5.5 7.866 13.366

Junior Balance Beam Final
D E ND Score
1. Angelina Melnikova 6.1 8.475 14.575
2. Andreea Iridon 5.8 8.633 14.433
3. Tabea Alt 5.7 8.500 14.200
4. Teal Grindle 5.6 8.133 13.733
5. Catherine Lyons 5.3 8.366 13.666
6. Anda Butuc 5.6 7.733 13.333
7. Seda Tutkhalyan 5.2 7.900 13.100
8. Axelle Klinckaert 5.1 7.833 12.933

Junior Floor Exercise Final
D E ND Score
1. Catherine Lyons 5.2 8.833 14.033
2. Amy Tinkler 5.4 8.566 13.966
2. Andreea Iridon 5.3 8.666 13.966
4. Chiara Imeraj 5.2 8.500 13.700
5. Laura Jurca 5.5 8.233 0.1 13.633
6. Anastasia Dmitriyeva 5.2 8.200 13.500
7. Axelle Klinckaert 5.2 8.166 13.366
8. Seda Tutkhalyan 5.2 8.133 0.3 13.033

Individual results for team competition

Team Results Qualification
1. Great Britain 172.147
2. Romania 171.130
3. Russia 170.621
4. Italy 166.928
5. Germany 166.695
6. Switzerland 163.663
7. Belgium 162.630
8. Spain 162.271
9. Netherlands 161.788
10. Poland 160.729
11. France 159.797
12. Sweden 156.880

1. Steingruber SUI 14.684
2. Pavlova AZE 14.516
3. Fragapane GBR 14.462
4. Iordache ROM 14.450
5. Berger GER 14.416
6. Sosnitskaya RUS 14.333
7. Makra HUN 13.983
8. Bui GER 13.899

1. Downie GBR 15.100
2. Mustafina RUS 15.100
3. Tunney GBR 14.966
4. Spiridonova RUS 14.900
5. Scheder GER 14.866
6. Iordache ROM 14.533
7. Bui GER 14.500
8. Popa ESP 14.433

1. Iordache ROM 15.166
2. Kharenkova RUS 15.066
3. Pihan-Kulesza POL 14.400
4. Mustafina RUS 14.233
5. Downie GBR 14.200
6. Ferrari ITA 14.166
7. Martin FRA 14.133
8. Steingruber SUI 14.133

1. Iordache ROM 15.000
2. Fragapane GBR 14.766
3. Steingruber SUI 14.566
4. Ferrari ITA 14.366
5. Bulimar ROM 14.300
6. Pihan-Kulesza POL 14.300
7. Sosnitskaya RUS 14.133
8. Popa ESP 14.000


Russian Juniors win Europeans team competition

Full Twist has Results

(I Added videos to the Event Finals qualifiers below. What I could find. Great Britain routines are showing up on their youtube channel.)

(Here is some Romanian podium training videos from days ago. They seem to be private. Oops my bad:) LMAO at the Fort Minor floor music in the background. I want to see that routine)


(Play list of videos)

1-Russia 168.262
2-Great Britain 165.005
3-Romania 164.792
4-Germany 161.297
5-Italy 160.036
6-Belgium 160.029
7-France 158.888
8-Switzerland 155.503
9-Netherlands 155.397
10-Hungary 151.296
11-Ukraine 149.705
12-Spain 144.754

All Around and Event Final Qualifications

Angelina Melnikova (RUS) 56.699
Seda Tutkhalyan (RUS) 56.332
Laura Jurca (ROU) 55.461
Ellie Downie (GBR) 54.941
Catherine Lyons (GBR) 54.932
Tabea Alt (GER) 54.866
Loan His (FRA) 54.499
Andreea Iridon (ROU) 53.965
Axelle Klinckaert (BEL) 53.731
Sofia Busato (ITA) 53.206
Pilar Rubagotti (ITA) 53.098
Rune Hermans (BEL) 52.966
Maike Enderle (GER) 52.699
Giada Grisetti (SUI) 51.974
Anja Schwarz (SUI) 51.331
Wendy De Jong (NED) 51.299
Marine Clemence Boyer (FRA) 51.198
Zsofia Kovacs (HUN) 51.166
Ellen Haavisto (SWE) 50.965
Boglarka Devai (HUN) 50.265
Emmy Haavisto (SWE) 49.998
Veronika Cenkova (CZE) 49.998
Yana Horokhova (UKR) 49.966
Casey Bell (IRL) 49.565

Event Finals

Uneven Bars

Angelina Melnikova (RUS) 14.633
Daria Skrypnik (RUS) 14.233
Maike Enderle (GER) 14.200
Tabea Alt (GER) 14.166
Loan His (FRA) 14.033
Anja Schwarz (SUI) 13.966
Ellie Downie (GBR) 13.600
Giada Grisetti (SUI) 13.508


Angelina Melnikova (RUS) 14.400
Anda Butuc (ROU) 14.066
Andreea Iridon (ROU) 13.933
Catherine Lyons (GBR) 13.700
Seda Tutkhalyan (RUS) 13.566
Teal Grindle (GBR) 13.500
Tabea Alt (GER) 13.500
Axelle Klinckaert (BEL) 13.266


Andreea Iridon (ROU) 13.966
Laura Jurca (ROU) 13.933
Seda Tutkhalyan (RUS) 13.900
Catherine Lyons (GBR) 13.800
Amy Tinkler (GBR) 13.733
Axelle Klinckaert (BEL) 13.633
Chiara Imeraj (ITA) 13.600
Anastasia Dmitrieva (RUS) 13.566


Ellie Downie (GBR) 14.516
Vault 1
Vault 2
Seda Tutkhalyan (RUS) 14.433
Laura Jurca (ROU) 14.333
Amy Tinkler (GBR) 14.283
Vault 1
Vault 2
Angelina Melnikova (RUS) 14.133
Sofia Busato (ITA) 14.016
Desiree Carofiglio (ITA) 13.883
Isa Maassen (NED) 13.866


64 Responses to “Full Results of the 2014 European Championships”

  1. sanitynmotion Says:

    Dude I love Fort Minor.

  2. Melanie Says:

    BGtv British Gymnastics has all of the British girls’ routines up. Can’t lie — I don’t really like any of them that much. It seems like people have been going crazy over Catherine Lyons, but I have no idea why. She’s supposedly quite “artistic” but I hate her choreo on beam and floor. I guess she does have nice flexibility. It’s too bad that Tyesha Mattis is injured.

    I’ll be interested to see the footage of the Russian and Romanian girls. Also very interesting that Belgium beat France.

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      I have 2 routines up from Andreea Iridon but that was all I could find.

      I agree with you on Lyons. She’s a Tabitha Yim wanna be.

    • H Says:

      I agree regarding misunderstood choreo – and she is not alone.

      It seems like they don’t watch and learn from those who have been before (late 80s and early 90s) at least they were educated and knew how to work with movement and flow imo.

      • kittykat Says:

        Personally I like Catherine’s choreo, but even if you don’t, check out the height on this dismount!

      • JAS4 Says:

        Wow! She definitely gets a lot of height on the dismount!

  3. gingercrush Says:

    Big UB scores for the Russians. How quickly the promising juniors like Dimtrieva and Bondareva have fallen away. Hopefully the likes of Seda can remain healthy.

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      Haven’t seen the routines but this is the time of the quad the wanna be’s get shown the door and the soon to be’s show themselves.

  4. JAS4 Says:

    Did Iridon fall on bars? I thought she would make bars EFs because her bars are usually pretty good. Especially for being Romanian. Lol

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      I can’t find the routine so I don’t know but my guess is yes. She will get it eventually. I love that she is leading floor and 3rd on beam. Nice to see she is improving on her other events.

      Her vault score was horrible too. She might have fallen there

      • JAS4 Says:

        I really hope she stays healthy and keeps improving. She is one of my favorite Romanians right now along with Bulimar.

      • Karlie Says:

        She fell on vault (an FTY – read it on tumblr). I’m guessing she must have fallen on bars, which is a shame; I love it when she hits them.

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        When does she become a senior? She reminds me of Shannon Miller who could never hit as a junior and got consistent the year of the Olympics.

      • JAS4 Says:

        She wad born in November of 1999 according to wikipedia so she should be senior next year

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        She is older than I thought. I wonder if she will get sent to the YOG ?

      • JAS4 Says:

        I hope so! I think it’s good experience for the juniors. I think she could do well there if she hits. I wonder if she is working on a DTY for next year?

      • Catherine Says:

        She better not be sent to YOG, she’s not an all arounder and will get nowhere with a layout yurchenko/awful or crashed FTY. Her vault is just awful. She’s also very inconsistent on her best event, bars, and rarely hits it.

        I do really enjoy her gymnastics but it’s only one spot and Laura Jurca has earned it.

  5. byrdisthewyrd Says:

    I think Great Britain just won the senior team championships! Just when I thought Romania had it in the bag. That’s so exciting for them! https://www.facebook.com/iordachelarisa/photos/a.219137801449902.60838.216595658370783/768503519846658/?type=1&theater

    • Melanie Says:

      Wow, that’s awesome! Looks like GB had a fantastic bars rotation – they almost topped Russia there. The top three were pretty close.

  6. Karlie Says:

    WOOO Pavlova made vault finals!!! And Iordache made all 4…and team GBR dominated!

  7. byrdisthewyrd Says:

    Ah it looks like the team final will be on Saturday. I thought this was both the team final and qualifications for event finals like it was for juniors but it’s just a qualification for team finals. I hope they win on Saturday!

  8. byrdisthewyrd Says:

    Apparently Lizzy Leduc joined the Philippines national team. Now that’s a name I hadn’t heard in a while.

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      Really? Good for her. She is a beautiful gymnast even if not in Elite shape.

    • Melanie Says:

      That’s really interesting. I wonder if we’ll see the Philippines on the world stage any time soon – just like we’re seeing Azerbaijan for the first time ever because of Pavs.

      I’m glad for her. For a long time she’s just been yet another WOGA casualty.

  9. allie Says:

    So this isn’t a gymnastics routine…it’s a crossfit video about awesome athlete Julie Foucher, but it shows her working with Dominique Moceanu on the gymnastics movements required in crossfit. Julie is also a med student…it’s interesting.

    • Tortuga Says:

      Ugghh, she makes me feel so lazy. Between working full time and teaching Pilates twice a week I am give out. And don’t feel like weight training and cardio. But there are plenty of other people out there who can maintain a high fitness level and be successful in school or work. I tried crossfit for awhile. I was always sore and on the verge of injury but 15 lbs lighter. You have to really pay attention to form even though they push you to go as fast as you possibly can.

      • allie Says:

        I know! What an over-achiever!! I do crossfit 5x/week, and I agree that you have to be careful. Sometimes ego gets involved and I try to move more weight than I probably should. It sure does whip me into shape unlike nothing else, though. I recommend it for anyone with a gymnastics background- it has helped me a LOT. Outside of the skills like muscle ups and rope climbs, handstand walks, etc., the body awareness we have from gymnastics is SO helpful for the Olympic lifts. All you ex-gymnasts should give it a shot- it’s pretty fun.

  10. Exgymgurl Says:

    Lizzie LeDuc philipine national team member and likely 2016 olympian….. Smartest parents ever

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      I wish they had done this years ago. It is like Church and GB. She had no chance in the US (way too inconsistent)

    • mim Says:

      isn’t sarah finnegan half fillipina too? she should go over to the philippines as well, at least we’d most likelt see her in an Olympics. hell send kyla there too if she doesn’t upgrade 😛

    • Lyra Gill (@lygill) Says:

      Really surprised about this bit of news. I’m Filipina, and a huge sports fan, so I know for a fact that there aren’t that many (if any) good gymnastics programs here. (It’s all about basketball and boxing here… add in a little soccer and that’s it.) I do hope that Lizzy representing the country can make gymnastics boom though!

  11. Melanie Says:

    Romania topped the competition in the TF, with Britain in second and Russia in third. I would have loved to see a British win, but it’s still awesome that Romania won. I like their athletes a lot. And from what I’ve heard, Britain is super-excited to have gotten silver.

    Apparently Mustafina had a stellar day, but was in visible pain due to her ankle issues. It is ridiculous how much she has to carry this team. Rodionova and Spiridinova both had falls.

    Also, Pauline Schaefer introduced a side-somi-half on beam. It is AWESOME! Not that I love side somis, but it looks pretty cool.

    • uglyfatkid Says:

      Oh wow! Thanks for the update Mel! Do you happen to know where we can see video of Pauline’s routine? I looked but couldn’t find it. =[

      • Melanie Says:

        Sure, no problem! I’m working today, so of course, I’ve spent my whole day scouring the gymternet for Euros updates. 🙂

        I really like this routine. She needs more difficulty, but it’s still well-put-together.

      • uglyfatkid Says:

        LOL! I once had to work on a Saturday, and classics was going on. I streamed the whole thing at my desk. I accomplished nothing that day. LOL.

        Thanks for posting the video. I think the side somi half is freaking awesome! I love new moves, and it was great seeing her pull it off. The routine definitely has potential. With a few up grades and a dismount that isn’t weak as hell…she could be a contender! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  12. JAS4 Says:

    Kyla training a double layout but I don’t know how old it is

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      She has been training this since last year. Apparently she nailed it every time but they never used it.

      • JAS4 Says:

        I wonder why she has all these upgrades that she never uses? I know they are trying to pace her but I she needs to upgrade at least a little to keep up.

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        No one knows. Price retiring is the worst thing for the future of Kyla being an AA gymnast.

      • JAS4 Says:

        If she doesn’t show some upgrades by next year she will definitely be in danger of just being a bars/beam specialist and by Rio could possibly not make the team if there are enough girls with decent bars/beam to put up in team finals

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        She has to know upgrades are a must but I doubt we will see many til 2015

      • JAS4 Says:

        If she would at least upgrade on bars/beam a little this year it would help for Worlds and add in more upgrades next year but I suspect she will just get back her routines from Worlds last year then like you said we won’t see any actual upgrades until at least next year or I wouldn’t be surprised if she didn’t show some of them until the beginning of 2016.

      • uglyfatkid Says:

        My fear is that she will become a bars and beam specialist, and then go no where with it. Meaning, she may make the Rio team…but other than a team metal…she has no chance of metals on bars/beam with her current routines. I love her, but last year was a fluke. If Yao didn’t fall on beam and bars, she would have metaled. Larissa would also have metaled on beam had she not fallen. I think SCS could possibly have metaled on beam if she didn’t fall as well. With Yao alone not falling, that would have put Kyla in bronze metal in both beam and bars. If you add in Larissa, she doesn’t have a metal on beam. If you add Vika to bars, she doesn’t have a bars metal either. And this is only counting the girls we know about, and not the unknown Jr’s who will be metal contenders in Rio.

        Kyla’s routines are only good if:
        A) People are sick/injured and don’t show up (Komava, etc.).
        B) People fall or have major mistakes.

        Come Rio…she may be a good bar/beam work for the US, but I doubt it will be good enough to score her an individual metal on either apparatus. When you put her up against the rest of the field (assuming no falls)…they win.

        I keep holding out that she is just being paced well. But if Nationals come around and there isn’t anything new, I am officially giving up on her. I’ll still want her to do good, but I’m not holding my breath any more. I love her, but enough is enough.

      • Exgymgurl Says:

        Marta is a huge fan of not giving judges a lot of video and time to pick things apart…. I hope the upgrades come and are solid for her in 2015. I hope simone gets healthy. After seeing euros, Romania and Russia with their upcoming juniors will hive the US a run for its money in rio. Probably China will be right there too. But Musty got beat on difficulty on bars….. She competed a lower e score…. That says something about the strength of that field.

        Kyla cant win on execution alone. Shes got bailie key and simone pushing her, but everyone else just isnt there. Norah or one of chows maybe by next year…..I dont know how Marta pulls some junior out of level 10 nowhere like gabby. It would have to be someone we would see this year, like everyone saw gabby in 2014….. Let’s watch classics and championships carefully and see who Marta is watching…

        Oh and one more thing. Where is the Amanar factory? With Simone and Maroney out and price retired we have Brenna? We all know Marta loves the vaulters since 2004 like hatch…

    • biyatch Says:

      Personally I think Kyla is done with elite after this year, everyone keeps wanting her to upgrade but its the opposite, all we’ve seen is downgrades from her since London. I think as she’s graduating high school next spring, we could see her make a similar decision as Price and head off to Stanford fall of ’15. She lost so much skill with her growth spurt its hard to see her overcoming the lack of difficulty as the next generation of talents comes up.

      • Tortuga Says:

        I was thinking the exact same. She will be graduating in 2015 so I really doubt she would delay school a whole year when she has made it very apparent that she wants to go to Stanford and compete in college. She’s just riding the wave steadily now while she can. She’s not upgrading to preserve herself. And her chances of making Rio are slim on the fact that Marta won’t take an incumbent (past Olympian).

  13. JAS4 Says:

    I wish the USA artistic team would wear more leos like this one that the trampoline team wore last year.

  14. gingercrush Says:

    OMG lol Rodionenko is so bloody bitter. What a nasty old cow. Someone needs to give her a slap. She is just so toxic and takes no responsibility for the fact Russia is seriously depleted of talent and most of the talent is currently in Germany injured. Oh no the British actually have curves. OMG so aesthetically displeasing. How dare the judges reward them and give the Russians super low scores. And how any of those Russian gymnasts are suppose to get better when every mistake just makes you a failure according to Look in the mirror you fat cow.

    • gingercrush Says:

      Though Kharenkova just got Gold on beam. So even though she basically is a one eventer. I guess she’ll be treated like a Queen for a bit. Of course until she makes a mistake and then she’ll be treated to Rodionenko giving her the uglies.

      • Melanie Says:

        Ugh, she is revolting. Dare anyone not be “slender and pretty” and try to be an elite athlete. Not to mention their most successful and reliable athlete by far (Mustafina) has a very womanly figure. If she wasn’t as rock solid as she is, she’d be “fat” by the Rodionenko Standard. I can’t wait until that piece of human garbage kicks the bucket. Maybe the Russian team would have a chance, then.

      • Karlie Says:

        I saw a little on RRG, but does anyone have the actual transcript of V-Rod’s little tantrum?

        UGH. I hate her. I wish she would just go away.

  15. JAS4 Says:

    I am just waiting on mutiny from the Russian gymnast against V-Rod. It would be like the movie stick it only in Russian and instead of one person competing no one would compete. It seriously seems like the only way they could get a non V-Rod team coordinator.

    • uglyfatkid Says:

      I wish, but I don’t see it happening in Russia. The Rods have been put in their position by people with power. Either they are really well connected or are they are blackmailing someone. The whole system is corrupt. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that they don’t know what they are doing and have no business doing it. YET…they are protected at every turn and are killing the program.

      We are facing the same thing here, except to a smaller degree. Marta is a dictator, however she still has to tow a line with the media. She still does what she wants, but it’s behind closed doors…and to the media’s face she touts love, appreciation, and fairness. She’s the devil but she’s not stupid. She knows that she owns USA Gymnastics, but she keeps in on the DL. And she’s setting up Daddy Valtrex to take over the regime when she finally lets go. He is going to be as bad as she is.

  16. uglyfatkid Says:

    Can anyone explain to me why there was no AA comp? I still don’t get why they didn’t do it this year.

    Also, did Pavs attempt to qualify in any other events (other than vault)? I am just wondering if she is doing all 4 events at this point (even if she didn’t make finals).

    • Karlie Says:

      I believe she did all 4 events and was hoping to wualify to the balance beam finals, but fell. Still, I’m psyched to see the vault medal, especially since she’s only been doing FTYs in competition before Euros!

  17. laurensy Says:

    2 things

    1) Congratulations to Becky Downie, the Euros bar champion. So happy that she had the routine of her life to come out on top. I’ve been wondering when she would put it all together.

    2) Considering Marta’s reputation and what she is known for, I am wondering how the USA has managed to become so successful. I would think that someone who plays head games and the like, wouldn’t have a very strong program. Why hasn’t she tried to change what she does, but still get results (i.e. medals)?

    • Melanie Says:

      Hmm…my opinion of Marta is that she’s a terrible human being, but does actually have some know-how regarding gymnastics. Sure, she plays head games, but the camp system does seem to work. I think the biggest difference between Marta and, say, the Rodionenkos, is that Marta places a huge emphasis on conditioning. We’ve seen what has happened to the Russian program with the loss of Alexandrov and the apparent lack of conditioning, whereas the American gymnasts are repeatedly pitted against each other on an almost monthly basis regarding physical condition. I think this does translate into overall healthier athletes and better results. Of course, it’s by no means perfect, and there are plenty of US athletes injured, but nowhere near what’s going on in Russia right now.

      I’m basically just conjecturing, but I think that we have better coaching (personal coaching) as well. Anyone else have thoughts?

      • sanitynmotion Says:

        The US has more resources, in general. Better equipment, better gyms, more coaching staff since there’s enough interest from excited parents to pay them the big bucks to make their child the next “star,” etc. Russia’s whole regime is different, along with other countries. Obviously they lack the resources of the “rich” US (we can all pretty much surmise gymnastics is a rich kid’s sport here) and you can see it in the lack of depth of these other countries. Russia “has” to rely on Musty for a reason. There aren’t a ton of girls to choose from who can compete at her level at this point.

        Marta gets away with the conditioning aspect because the US is so deep. She can pit these girls against each other every other month or so and doesn’t have to worry about one or two being injured here and there, since there’s always someone else standing right behind them to replace them. Marta benefits mostly from the times; I kind of hinted before that I really think she’s staying around because right now in the cycle the US is completely dominant and deep. The other countries not so much. If we were in a cycle right now like in 2000, where other countries were more dominant I’m sure Marta would be ready and willing to hand off the baton so to speak. But she wants to make sure and stick around and benefit from this cycle so that when she eventually does leave, I’m sure it will be at a time when the US will be commencing a “down” cycle and she will therefore be able to claim to have established some sort of “legacy” of winning. Just watch, when other countries start becoming stronger I’m getting a sense Marta will be willing to make an exit then.

        In any event, she does have way too much power over this sport but obviously everyone lets her get away with it. She does produce results but I think it’s more a factor of the times (the US being so strong and benefiting from the interest/resources in gymnastics) than the “man” so to speak. Do you think if Marta weren’t around we wouldn’t have won London? I think so. I don’t think it’s all Marta but she definitely wants people to think it is. Enough people buy it because they don’t know the darker side of this sport.

  18. Rien Says:

    Here is full event finals replay, there is the team competition and junior UB finals on the same channel as well for those who are interested! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yx4HUlQ9J5Q

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