Posts Tagged ‘koko tsurumi’

Ask me anything- Update

April 20, 2010

I spammed myself and the questions took an hour to be put up. I am still not getting any questions though my friend asked a few they just have not gone through. Looks like this is happening to everyone.

Keep trying maybe they will fix it. Thanks

Aunt Joyce made one of these and while I don’t have his following I thought I would create one of these and see what I get.

So ask away. I might not be online a lot the next 3 days so be patient if I don’t get back to you quickly.


American Cup Sleep competition

December 12, 2009


I hope some of the foreign gymnasts competing are exciting because the same old boring is heading to the American Cup.

Bross is the reigning silver medalist from the AA. Z zZzZzZzZZZZZzzzz.
Wake me up when she gets better form.

John Horton. Isn’t he ready to retire yet? (Just kidding Horton. I love you but I have seen you. It’s time for someone new)

Is it wrong of me to hope that the American Cup has the 4 or 5 best junior gymnasts compete then any seniors?

These are the Countries “sending” gymnasts.
(Germany, Great Britain, Japan, Romania and Russia )

God I hope it includes Viktoria Komova, Diana Bulimar, Mai Murakami, Kyla Ross or Jordyn Wieber. I actually wouldn’t mind seeing Ana Porgras or Koko Tsurumi either. I almost said OO when I saw Great Britain hoping it would be Beth Tweddle but then I remembered she doesn’t do the AA anymore.


Sloan taking a small break

Smart idea for her. Pace yourself Bridget.

Worlds wrap up

October 19, 2009

So here we go…. (be prepared. Honest me is honest again)

The Good

The entire book of scoring online. Tomorrow I will be downloading this:)

Nastia Liukin NOT being allowed on the floor. She was seen throwing a hissy fit and crying when she couldn’t try and steal the girl’s attention away in the AA. Gotta love it.

Marian Dragulescu won two event finals Gold medals. His two best events (vault and floor) and I was thrilled to see him come back. Last years Olympics must have sucked for him (with the injury) so it was nice to see him not only back but back and even better then before. I do question the execution scores he got on vault though:)

The Chinese. I am going to lump them all together because even though they aren’t perfect they do have some beautiful gymnastics is some area’s and it was nice to see them clean up like they did a year ago (The men)

: He Kexin She rocks. She is the only BIG reason I am not calling these Worlds a total waste of time.
: Deng Li Lin, After a really rough meet in the AA she hit beam to win in a very weak final but you can only beat who competes so congrats to her
:Yang Yilin It wasn’t her best meet. It wasn’t even a good meet but it was clear she was competing injured. She looks like a different gymnast this year (she grew quite a bit) so in the future I expect her to come back and be the gymnast she is capable of being. I even think she was underscored with all her mistakes here and she and He Kexin are the only gymnasts I will say that about.

Beth Tweddle After falling on her best event in prelims (UB) she was heart broken but she made up for it in the Floor final. No one will ever accuse Beth of being artistic but that doesn’t mean there isn’t something appealing about her routine. So congrats to Beth for over coming the disappointment and winning her first Floor World title.


Lauren Mitchell She was so happy with the two silver medals she won. They weren’t gold and she even could have a case for the Gold medal on beam over Lilin Deng but she didn’t whine. She didn’t cry age discrimination and she was the first gymnast up to hug and congratulate anyone around. It was nice to see that genuine smile on someones face and not the camera hogging phony smile that some of the American girls in the past 8 years have done.


Koko Tsurumi AA Bronze medal (under scored on floor) and a UB silver is nothing to scoff at when you are from a Country that doesn’t really get much credit. That means you won these medals on your merit

Kohei Uchimura Everything he does


The Women’s AA winning without a fall. Great job Bridget Sloan!!!!

Marta Karolyi
not injuring the whole team before they got to compete

The Judges and the execution scores for bad gymnastics. MUCH better then usual.


The Unfair…

Koko Tsurumi falling in beam finals. IMO the best routine of the competition if she had not fallen on beam.

Rebecca Bross in the AA. I am not a fan but she was more impressive at Worlds then she was at Nationals and falling and losing that way must suck even if winning an AA medal with a fall is a joke.

The 2009 UB final missing Yang Yilin and Beth Tweddle.

Bridget Sloan not making Floor finals. Her AA performance would have won silver or bronze.


The Bad…..


Jonathon Horton He should have known better then to come to Worlds not giving 110% in practice. He just didn’t have enough training to compete with the best in the World. Next time he will realize this and come prepared with enough training. I expect this to leave a bad taste in his mouth and he will do really well next year.

Ksnia Smenova’s entire Worlds.

Double backs in TUCK position in floor routines in 2009. They weren’t good enough in 1992 to make floor finals. While you are at it the double pike’s are just as bad.

PINK leotards on AMERICAN gymnasts?


The Ugly….

Ivana Hong beating Kim Un Hyang in the beam final for the bronze medal. Both had questionable form. Both had a lot of bobbles and both started with 6.000 difficulty score but only one gymnast had a real skill in her routine and it wasn’t Ivana. I have given Ivana a lot of credit on this blog one of the few gymnasts I have given credit but this routine was not worthy of a medal.

China Not sending Jiang Yuayuan to Worlds. She couldn’t be any more injured then Yang Yilin was. Maybe if you had rested her a little this year she would have been fine for Worlds.

That annoying screeching sound they used to let the gymnasts know they had only a few second to get off the apparatus. OMG it nearly knocked me off my chair at my computer. It must have been horrible at the arena.


The sad….


Ana Porgras is a lovely gymnast and yes she has more style then a lot of gymnasts competing at Worlds this year but if this is what passes for “elegant” and “beautiful” then the sport is in trouble (which it is) I am not taking away ANY credit from her because she is pretty good gymnast and very young but come on people lets not overreact here. Oh and could she smile a little? This is as close as we got to a smile this week.

Jessica Gil Ortiz Falling on her head in floor finals and what a good start to her routine.


Results for the women day 2

October 13 18,
London (GBR)

1 36 DENG Linlin CHN 6.400 8.600 15.000
2 17 MITCHELL Lauren AUS 6.300 8.575 14.875
3 152 HONG Ivana USA 6.000 8.550 14.550
4 120 KIM Un Hyang PRK 6.000 8.450 14.450
5 91 PREZIOSA Elisabetta ITA 5.800 8.400 14.200
6 94 TSURUMI Koko JPN 5.700 8.500 0.1 14.100
7 127 PORGRAS Ana ROU 6.400 7.025 13.425
8 37 YANG Yilin CHN 5.600 7.525 13.125


October 13 18,
London (GBR)

1 67 TWEDDLE Elizabeth GBR 6.100 8.550 14.650
2 17 MITCHELL Lauren AUS 5.800 8.750 14.550
3 38 SUI Lu CHN 5.700 8.600 14.300
4 134 MYZDRIKOVA Anna RUS 5.900 8.375 14.275
5 153 BROSS Rebecca USA 5.700 8.425 14.125
5 127 PORGRAS Ana ROU 5.500 8.625 14.125
7 36 DENG Linlin CHN 5.400 8.475 13.875
8 39 GIL ORTIZ Jessica COL 0.900 2.075 2.975

Day 2 event finals

October 17, 2009

Couch gymnast gossip. A great read about why Marta is a biatch It also says a lot about how Marta is not checking out the competition. I knew about Lauren’s beam and she didn’t? plus her bitter comments about Peggy show she is still bitter about the past and her gymnasts being owned by Miller.

I am not even commentating on day one. Besides He Kexin and Koko Tsurumi the two women’s events were a joke. A piked vault getting credit for a layout an being awarded a Gold medal is a joke. The bad form or Pogras who is actually a joy to watch on beam and maybe floor getting a bronze medal on bars is just something I want to forget happened.

By the way I finally saw Beth Tweddle’s UB in prelims and besides falling she also hit her feet on the floor and did not repeat the move she fell on which is why her score was so low.

This is the official list for the event finals on day two and it should be noted that earlier the list had Ivana Hong out of Beam finals and Bross in her place. All I have to say to that is this isn’t fucking Russia Valeri Liukin. It’s the United States of America and Ivana earned her spot she better well get to compete in it.

LOL they just forgot Bross on the Podium. She just sat there with a dirty

First time I wasn’t impressed with Bridget Sloan. She look dis-interested in bar finals. If she had done her AA routine she could have won a medal but she just acted like she was bored to be there. Champions want to win Bridget.

Link to Finals list

Men’s Vault
584 BOUHAIL Thomas FRA
599 FAHRIG Matthias GER
670 WAMMES Jeffrey NED
700 KOCZI Flavius ROU
689 RI Se Gwang PRK

Women’s beam
37 YANG Yilin CHN
91 PREZIOSA Elisabetta ITA
36 DENG Linlin CHN
120 KIM Un Hyang PRK
152 HONG Ivana USA

Parallel Bars
550 WANG Guanyin CHN
656 YOO Won Chul KOR
549 FENG Zhe CHN
606 TSOLAKIDIS Vasileios GRE
640 TANAKA Kazuhito JPN


67 TWEDDLE Elizabeth GBR
39 GIL ORTIZ Jessica COL
153 BROSS Rebecca USA
36 DENG Linlin CHN


High Bar

527 TSAREVICH Aliaksandr BLR
738 LEYVA Danell USA
545 ZOU Kai CHN
733 HORTON Jonathan USA
718 PEGAN Aljaz SLO


Day one scores with E and D

October 13 18,
London (GBR)
SAT 17 OCT 2009 15:

1 35 HE Kexin CHN 7.100 8.900 16.000
2 94 TSURUMI Koko JPN 6.200 8.675 14.875
3 127 PORGRAS Ana ROU 6.300 8.375 14.675
3 153 BROSS Rebecca USA 6.200 8.475 14.675
5 122 CHA Yong Hwa PRK 6.300 8.350 14.650
6 151 SLOAN Bridget USA 5.900 8.700 14.600
7 16 MILLER Larrissa AUS 5.900 8.675 14.575
8 93 LICCHETTA Serena ITA 5.100 6.850 11.950

October 13 18,

Vault Total

1 154 WILLIAMS Kayla USA 1 6.300 8.900 15.200 15.087
2 5.800 9.175 14.975
2 138 KAESLIN Ariella SUI 1 6.300 8.775 15.075 14.525
2 5.300 8.775 0.1 13.975
3 63 DUFOURNET Youna FRA 1 5.300 8.975 14.275 14.450
2 5.600 9.025 14.625
4 133 KURBATOVA Ekaterina RUS 1 5.800 8.925 14.725 14.337
2 5.600 8.450 0.1 13.950
5 121 HONG Un Jong PRK 1 6.500 8.025 0.1 14.425 14.262
2 6.500 7.700 0.1 14.100
6 134 MYZDRIKOVA Anna RUS 1 5.600 8.775 0.1 14.275 14.225
2 5.800 8.475 0.1 14.175
7 34 ROGERS Brittany CAN 1 5.800 8.625 14.425 14.200
2 5.600 8.475 0.1 13.975
8 104 GARCIA RODRIGUEZ BL. MEX 1 5.300 8.800 0.1 14.000 13.287
2 5.200 7.475 0.1 12.575

2009 World Championships: Uneven Bars

October 7, 2009


If they hit the only 3 gymnasts with a real chance at winning the Uneven Bar Gold medals are the best gymnasts on the event but when does every hit?

The rest of the field is wide open but no one has a shot unless one of these fall and even then I am not sure they have much of a shot thanks to the code .

Beth Tweddle (6.7 D score)
He Kexin
Yang Yilin.

My personal pick if they all hit is Beth Tweddle but you cannot over look the amazing routine of He Kexin. Last year Yang Yilin was the winner in my eyes but the judges at that Olympics were too far up Nastia’s ass to even notice notice anything else. Yang was injured this year and took a step back but she is still an amazing UB worker.

Other chances for making the event final are:

Ksenia Semenova (6.5 D score)
Anja Brinker (6.0 D score)
Koko Tsurumi
Anastasia Koval (6.0 D score)
Youna Dufournet (6.1 D score)
Ksenia Afanasyeva (4th place at Europeans. 6.1 D score)
Rebecca Downie (made event finals at Europeans with a 6.2 D score)
Kim Bui

Random North Koreans you expect nothing out of because you barely have ever seen them

Yong Hwa Cha and the other girl

If I add them then Bridget Sloan and Rebecca Bross can make finals. IMO Ivana Hong has no shot at making finals on bars. I don’t see a medal for any of the 3 above

2009 World Championships. Who wins the AA?

October 6, 2009

IMO here are your chances for an AA Gold medal. Just remember there is always someone that sneaks in. Who saw Monette Russo winning bronze at Worlds in 05? Not many.

The real Threats

Deng Linlin

Deng Linlin
Birthday: April 21, 1992

Rumored D (difficulty) score
(15.1 14.5 15.4 14.5 59.5)

Best Event: Balance Beam
Worst Event: Vault


Yang Yilin

yang yilin

Birthday: August 26, 1992

Notable Finishes:
2008 Olympic Uneven Bar bronze Medalist (should have been gold)

Rumored D score: (14.8 15.5 14.6 14.5 59.4)

Best Event- Uneven Bars
Worst Event- none

Bridget Sloan

Bridget Sloan

Birthday: June 23rd, 1992
Website: Bridget
Notable Finishes:
2009 US AA National Champion

Rumored D score: ( 15.1 14.8 14.8 15.1 59.7)

Best Event (Doesn’t stand out)
Worst Event (Same as above)

Rebecca Bross


Birthday: July 11, 1993

Rumored D score ( 14.8 15.2 15.1 14.9 60.0)

Best Event (Sloppy overall)
Worst Event ( same as above)


Ksenia Semenova


Birthday: October 20th 1992

Notable Finishes:
2009 European AA Champion
2007 Uneven Bar World Champion

Rumored D Score ( 14.2 15.4 15.0 14.5 59.1)

Best Event: Uneven Bars
Worst Event: Vault

Ksenia Afanasieva


Rumored D score ( 14.7 15.0 15.1 14.8 59.6)

Best Event: Floor
Worst Event:


The best of the rest:

Anamaria Tamirjan:
Rumored D score (14.5 14.1 15.2 14.8 58.6)

Koko Tsurumi:
Rumored D score ( 14.7 15.2 15.1 14.6 59.6)

Lauren Mitchell:
Rumored D score ( 14.7 14.6 15.2 14.8 59.3)

Diana Maria Chelaru
Rebecca Downie