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Alina being awesome (x)
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Simone finally posted that snapchat video onto Instagram and I’m going to watch it a thousand times. I wonder if this was another while-Aimee-was-out moment…

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Name: Monica

Nickname: Nika

Birthday: February 26th

Gender: Female

Sexuality: Basically: If I’m into you, I’m into you. Hopefully, it’s mutual?? ? 

Height: 152 cm

Time Zone: UTC -8

What time and date is it: 05:45PM, 09.05.14

Average hours of sleep: 6-7

Otps: Me and food.

First word to come to mind: What

Last thing I said to my family: ”woot woot”

One thing that makes me happy: Driving aimlessly, listening to music

How many blankets do I sleep with: 1 (do people sleep with like 4 or something?)

Favorite beverage: Tea

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1 week ago.
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elegance-in-rhythm:

Lala yusifova announces her retirement on Instagram :o

NOOO NO NO NO NOOOOOO

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THIS IS SO UNFAIR

NOOOOOOO

Ahh yes Boyonka’s retirement was such a pity too >

Oh great. I decide to check in with the gym world today and apparently there were nudes leaked and Lala is retiring. Well, fuck.

1 week ago.
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A l i n a  M a k s y m e n k o - Jetsetter Ukraine photoshoot

A l i n a  M a k s y m e n k o - Jetsetter Ukraine photoshoot

3 weeks ago.

Anonymous
AskedWhy doesn't Yana do difficult body elements? Mamun, Titova and Soldatova all have difficult body elements in their routines.

She does have some good elements in her routine worth .50-.80’s.  It’s just her routines tend to draw more attention towards apparatus work vs. a gymnast like Rizatdinova who highlights body difficulty.

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Ready for a fight

1 month ago.

Anonymous
Askedthen, do you think that Russian is behind all of the corruption? and that's explain why they're always win. :s or they're just another country that love Russia and they want Russia to win every competition?

I do believe that there are under the table agreements between officials. And a lot of turning a blind eye from those who don’t directly collude. And that the perks aren’t always a gold medal.  

Russia also isn’t magically getting medals. They have a ridiculously amazing training program and an immense talent pool. They consistently turn out medal worthy gymnasts. 

Big competitions get more criticism because of, well, how big they are. But there is also some shadiness going on at national comps, where Russia is nowhere in sight. It’s basically just officials being awful in general.

1 month ago.

Anonymous
AskedDo you think that Russian (aka Irina Viner) is actually bought or bribed FIG??? (It's so easy for her to bribe any Federations that even exist on earth because her husband is Alisher Usmanov :s) If not can you explain why Russian gymnasts still got high score or even higher than perfect routine from another gymnasts when they made mistakes??? example : Kanaeva's Ribbon, event final score in Mie 2009.

Maybe they have some secret on writing excellent DV sheets. Or political coercion. Or sheer reputation and ass kissing.  I have no idea hahaha

I’m more annoyed at there being corruption to begin with rather than who is getting perks. The whole “it takes two to tango” cliche and the fact that so many insiders were quick to keep their mouths shut. It’s bigger than one country or person and is sadly expected by so many fans.

1 month ago.

Anonymous
AskedIs it possible that a rhythmic gymnast writes their sheet with more than 10 start DV (with exceed elements, in case she's fast enough to does it all), she writes it as 10 which the limit is but it's actually more than 10.(please don't be confuse, I don't know how to explain. this is the best I can) In case that she miss or incomplete some elements so she can cover it by doing another elements that she write down on the sheet? if it's possible can you tell me who've ever done this before?

No, you cannot write more than 10 DV just in case.  It wouldn’t count and there would also be penalties.

1 month ago.
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Anonymous
AskedCould you break down Melita's other routines from Euros then? I understand what you're saying about the sport not being as transparent but I'm mainly just looking to understand why some things are considered more difficult than others and how different apparatuses work! Since other apparatuses have a different focus :)

elegance-in-rhythm:

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No problemo, Anon: http://imgur.com/a/MKrus#0.

If you scroll down to the bottom of each analysis, I added the YT link for easier reference.

I also reworked her clubs with elegance-in-rhythm's advice haha. There are probably still mistakes but ah.. c:

ahhh great job as usual :D :D 

Not trying to be picky or anything, but I really like going through your analysis and hope you don’t mind if I make more comments :P 

For her ball: I doubt that Staniouta would claim M for the 2 rolls in the first rhythmic steps- It doesn’t seem “original” enough, which is a requirement for Mastery. I would guess the 0,4 can be accounted for by claiming 1080 for the ring pivot with help (+0.30) ( which I would award her haha) , and the first risk, which has 2 change of axis rather than one (+0.10, since the 3rd rotation is a cartwheel if you look carefully). But how to account for the given D score if these were true, I’m not too sure :P But still, awesome stuff! 

Are you kidding? There are so few people to talk rhythmic with, let alone the COP. You are awesome, so I don’t mind at all! 

I agree on the point about masteries needing to be strict, but, to be honest, I think a lot of the more well known gymnasts are getting so-so M counted. Especially on routines where they mess up a good amount of their body difficulties and somehow end up with high 8s or 9s? How. Perhaps there are some originalities being claimed or leniency on risk criteria? I don’t know. 

You could very well be right about the ring being 1080 rather than 720, but I usually see her let go after 720 for this routine. And I wouldn’t give her the 1080 anyhow mwuahaha :P

For the cartwheel, hmm.. food for thought and I will go bug the folks at rsg.net. I calculated it as a rotation on the horizontal axis so - V, H, H. 

Thanks for bringing these up! It’s good insight and conversation. c:

2 months ago.