Guinea pig abuse…

After dumping 12 years of floor routines on os168 at Yunaforum and getting rid of all evidence…. 😛 Presenting…….. lspiral rambles about Soviet floor!!!!! (Aka my attempt to convince people into watching them….) Tired of bad artistry? Bored to death with modern floor? Desiring actual dance? Well, head to youtube. Then determine what style of […]

Dream teams: Non-top 4 nations

In honor of Giulia Steingruber, Noel van Klaveren, and Jonna Alderteg medaling at Euros, here is my dream team using gymnasts from non-powerhouse teams Henrietta Onodi is probably my favorite gymnast who didn’t compete for USA/USSR/Russia/Romania/China. Her lines and charisma on floor are superb and what a beautiful piked full-in and triple twist! Lilia Podkopayeva […]

European Championships recap: Part 1

I’m home from my vacation in Florida, so now I have time to ramble on to the 3 people reading still my blog… EC recap part one: How badly did I predict the competition? (Answer: very) AA I predicted Aliya Mustafina for gold… she won! I predicted Russia’s second gymnast for silver… Anastasia Grishina beat […]

Dream teams: USSR

Dear everyone who reads my blog: I’m going to be on vacation for the rest of this week, so I won’t be blogging Euros 😦 The Soviet Union. Also known as the deepest, most graceful, and innovative pool of gymnastics from 1972-1992. It’s a shame that Olesia only competed internationally from 1987-1990, she was soooooo […]

European Championships hopes

If I was able to control the future… (In bullet form, as I’m really tired) All-around 1. Aliya Mustafina 2. Anastasia Grishina/Ksenia Afanaseva 3. Larisa Iordache According to Valentina Ronodienko, Afanaseva is training an amanar (!?!?!) and plans to compete all around. Aliya is definitely the top favorite for this competition; her form looks good […]

Gymnastics dream teams: Romania

Since figure skating is currently monopolizing my blog, I’ve decided to do a post on gymnastics to balance it out. (The idea for this post comes from the amazing zarinaballerina at Maoforum, who wanted me to do something on Romanian gymnastics) If you could take any six Romanian gymnasts and have them compete in a […]

Costumes and leotards: the good

Light blue and white+beautiful flower/spiral thing on sleeve=pretty leotard with both of my favorite colors Simplicity at its finest This dress looks so simple yet so elegantly and intricately detailed. Well done Josee Iamond! Doesn’t she look like an angel floating down from heaven? And the performance fits too… anyway the dress is simple yet […]