"Our Greatest Glory Is Not In Never Falling, But in Rising After We Fall"
Mustafina, Paseka, Spiridonova , Sonitskaya, Kharenkova, Komova
Aliya Mustafina TF UB
I’d love if she could work on that last handstand (on the toe on 1/1) but god she’s really got her mojo back
Aliya Mustafina TF FX
was that 2.5 or a 1.5 to fron full??
How long has she been tumbling?
Ragan Smith (FX) - 2014 P&G Championships Day 1 x
Brenna Dowell (Great American)
2014 P&G Championships (Day 1)
▶Aliya Mustafina VT
▶Aliya Mustafina UB (15.400)
▶Aliya Mustafina BB (14.600)
▶Viktoria Komova UB (14.700)
▶Maria Paseka VT (Amanar)
Interview with Valentina Rodionenko after yesterday’s AA final.
She mentions that all athletes seem to be feeling good emotionally. Of course, there are little pains here and there, but that’s part of the sport. They are showing that they are close to getting ready for the World Championships.
She says USA, Romania, GB and Japan as their biggest rivals and they have seen what difficulties and what elements they have in their routines. They are trying to adapt to that. They have a lot of young girls who will go to their first Worlds, so they want to test them now so they will have more experience for next year, when they have to qualify for Rio. They are not trying to surprise this year.
The girls have done well over the summer and all of them have more difficulty. They do not want them to perform their absolute best right now, because there are 5 more weeks until they compete (they leave September 27th) and then is the time to shine. Because their qualifications are in the morning, they have adapted their schedules to that.
They have big hopes for Maria Kharenkova in the beam final and she’s also happy to be able to welcome the girls born in 1999 next year. She says they are very happy and thankful to Aliya Mustafina, who has really helped the younger girls get ready and more understanding of how things work.
Japan? How bout China V-rod?