Liu Tingting and the Doha World cup




As much as I love Chinese gymnasts and should probably know this name I don’t but this was a beautiful routine. A few questionable connections but this is the routine of the year so far.


The fact that Catalina Ponor could have beaten her without the wobbles does NOT give me hope for this sport the next 4 years.


Here is her Floor exercise. Not much difficulty but I kind of liked it (though not sure about the choreography)


I like her floor routine too. She’s a pretty clean twister at least compared to today’s gymnasts.


Full Doha Competition

Day 1

Day 2


26 Responses to “Liu Tingting and the Doha World cup”

  1. Rocío Martínez López Says:

    Usa Gymnastics Twitter account has released the name of Jesolo’s rooster: Locklear, Hurd, Nguyen, Shchennikova, McCusker, Paulson, Thomas. No Chiles or Reagan, something I find strange. Is Reagan injured or something?

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      Regan is probably being rested. Chiles is a head case. My bigger issue is the Wogaette connection being named to this team because the girl is not consistent. An even bigger head case then Chiles yet she some how….Liukin is already starting his bias.

    • Gymnast41 Says:

      Apparent kimzb is resting Ragan and preparing her upgrades for rye summer. also I agree, Alyona doesn’t even have the form that even polina had when she was an elite…even barely straightens her legs or points her toes while not knowing how to control her flexibility. She is a hot mess in competition but it isn’t uncommon for someone to be brought to Jesolo that isn’t quite ready. Definitely Liukin bias. It seems like Norah has fell off the face of the earth, as usual. She and chow give us hopes for her comeback with videos, but something hasn’t been brewing in camp for her for two years now, and unless she is injured again it’s gotta be that Chow isn’t getting her nowhere near where she is capable of.. even Victoria came back from her completely broken arm to be strong enough to compete. As of right now I’ll believe it when I see it as far as her coming back but definitely not seeing it happen any time soon. Also looks like chiles must be having some pretty bad camps cause this is her second international assignment she has been removed from the nominative list…ouch.

    • Rocío Martínez López Says:

      I have to say I only now of Locklear and Hurd amongst these names. I don’t remember to have seen the other ones, neither in competition not in last year’s Olympic trials and I haven’t seen junior competitions that much. I understand what you say about Reagan, Gymnast14, but seems odd to me when in the past few years the most important gymnasts of the year have been sent to Jesolo. In fact, most of the time they sent the same gymnasts that were sent afterwards to world and the Olympics. I remember that we debated last year about Simone’s abscense in Jesolo and she has earned it because she was so superior of the rest. I thought they would sent the best they have this year and Reagan’s absece rubs me the wrong way, especially when her performance in the American Cup was not the best and, if she has implemented some updates, it would be a good competition to test them out in an international arena. I was surprised to see that Reagan was left out, honestly.

      • Cupquaked Says:

        I saw on Facebook someone say it might be because she hasn’t had enough time to update her routines to the new CoP. But is there much change to them? And she did compete at scam. So wouldn’t she have already “updated” her routines?

        I honestly, don’t like Ragan at all. I thought she was an average gymnast last year and I’m still bitter she was given an alternate spot over Maggie. She got a pass because she from Kzb’s gym, IMHO. She doesn’t have any stand out events and her floor drives me insane. You are 17. I know you look like I you’re 5 but please quit the cutesy crap.

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        I don’t mind Regan but she isn’t one of my favorites. I don’t even know what to think of that trials last year. taking Gabby as a bar specialist who gets to do AA over 3 gymnasts who beat her in the AA or even a bar specialist over a girl that beat her by 6 tenths. Is there anyone who wasn’t screwed over last year for Gabby? Maggie not having the Amanar was the excuse but I knew the second she would have beaten Gabby in 2015 she wasn’t going.

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        I think Ragan staying home is a good thing. She doesn’t need to compete but how they are not sending Riley after scam I don’t get at all.

      • Mim Says:

        I saw a bunch of people freaking out by the absence of Norah Flatley, but it’s like… I can’t even remember the last time we saw her compete. Let’s be honest, she’s probably going to Bailie Key her way to college, I don’t think she’ll make much of a splash as a senior elite, but happy to be proven wrong there.

        I don’t mind Ragan but I agree Kim has to let her give up the cutesy thing, she’s in her mid to late teens now. I think it’s good she’s resting and sitting out Jesolo. I wonder what will happen with McCusker if she screws up again, poor girl.

        I’m curious what’s happening with Jazzy Foberg, SJS, Chiles, Gaskins and Desiderio.. all falling off the radar (except for SJS competing in Iceland, which was awesome). The juniors seem more exciting lately.

  2. Rocío Martínez López Says:

    Question: You say, GTT, that Cata would have won over Liu on beam without the wobbles. But on the videos of COG it says that Cata’s maximum difficulty is of 6.0 (she got demoted to 5.8 because of the missed connections) while Liu’s maximum would be of 6.4 (she got 6.1 on Doha). In the same circunstances, Liu would have an advantage over Cata. Why do you think otherwise? (Judge favoritisms aside…we all know that they usually give benefits to Cata).

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      that bobble was a huge deduction and Liu had her own connection issues. you just know they would have given it to Ponor with how low balled Liu was. She was near perfect albeit it one of 2 slow connections.

      • Rocío Martínez López Says:

        Ah, because she was lowballed. That I can understand. What is going on with the chinese women and the judge these days? They are being very low balled lately (I love Musty, you know I do, but what they did to Chusong on Rio AA was shameful). Are they punishing them know for past problems or something?

      • sanitynmotion Says:

        I’ll announce my conspiracy theory that they are still paying for the 2008 games from lying about their ages…like “we’ll be hush about the fact that you cheated in ’08 since you were host country and in exchange, don’t expect to be awarded medals in the near future even if you present star gymnasts.”

        Who knows. It’s very odd to me that in the past, the Chinese simply dominated bars and beam and in the near past (like Rio), they seemed to be absent on the scoreboard despite very nice and clean routines (not all, but better than some of the individuals who moved on to finals).

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        I think you will find they are punishing them for not being able to prove the 08 team was younger than they think. There has to be a reason Nelli Kim decided not to run again. The Russians thought she was pro American but in reality she was pro American and Russia took second. They just seem to forget the gifts they got.

  3. Gymbot Says:

    Liu Tingting also beat Sanbe Wevers for gold at Melbourne about a month back. Wasn’t she supposed to be on the Olympic team until she got injured?

  4. dianajc99 Says:

    Did they raise the value of a basic leap? I’m seeing a lot of them.

    • Gymbot Says:

      Diana, yes split leaps and split jumps have been raised to B from A. You are seeing a lot of them because to get bonus, D acrobatic elements must be paired with a B leap or higher, there is now a second dance connection requirement that can be fulfilled by a mixed combination, and to get series bonus for mixed combinations the lowest elements must be B or higher. Also I believe they got rid of bonus for C+C mixed elements, so no more switch leap to back tucks.

  5. Rocío Martínez López Says:

    Victoria Nguyen is going to London Cup representing EE.UU. I haven’t seen this girl compete yet. Do you guys have any thoughts on her?

  6. Rocío Martínez López Says:

    Dobleenplancha’s blog has published several videos of British Nationals. Look at Georgia Mae Fenton’s UB:

  7. Rocío Martínez López Says:

    This is Fragapane’s new floor:

  8. Rocío Martínez López Says:

    And Ellie Downie’s. This could be Ellie’s year, especially in the European Championships. With the Russian headcasing constantly, if Iordache isn’t up to the task yet, she could be the new European champion.

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