In my perfect world: At London 2012 Olympic Games…
Gold AA: Aliya Mustafina (RUS)
Gold Vault: McKayla Maroney (USA)
Gold Uneven Bars: Viktoria Komova (RUS)
Gold Balance Beam: Ana Porgras (ROM)
Gold Floor: Ksenia Afanasyeva (RUS)
things most people are thinking about in the countdown to 2012:
- fresh start
- the apocalypse
- the presidential election
- weight loss
- etc. etc.
things I am thinking about in the countdown 2012:
- is komova gonna stop throwing hissy fits or what
- but seriously musty is gonna come back and kick everyone’s ass
- loling at bandwagon fans when the olympics comes
- loling at bandwagon fans who bitch about the chinese gymnast’s ages like they do every time they watch gymnastics
- praying that al trautwig gets fired, tim daggett learns more words than “kid on a playground”, and elfi schlegel stops talking about herself in time for the olympics to roll around
REALLY!! This is all I think of when I hear 2012!! But I think Russia will be this year’s China to the public though. People are gonna want Musty’s head on a platter.
But yeah 2012 = GYMNASTICS GYMNASTICS GYMNASTICS….and USA swimming with Ryan Lochte & Missy Franklin :)
you guys READ MY MIND. i♥ you tumblr.
in response to burninglikeafieldofpoppies: on the 2012 olympics
this is a response to this ask by burninglikeafieldofpoppies - putting it under a read more so I don’t spam everyone’s dash! :)
a quick note: these rankings are just my personal preference and this is assuming all seniors are healthy at the time of the olympics. let me also note that I am pretty much an idiot when it comes to juniors who are going to turn senior next year - ie grishina, ross, iordache, etc. I’m a relatively new fan and I tend to get caught up in the girls who are already senior status, so I admittedly have not seen much of the juniors. my rankings will probably change once I see their work, but these are my rankings as of my knowledge and personal preference at the moment. there’s still a long way to go on the road to london, and nothing is set in stone! also, I respect and admire every elite gymnast for their immense amounts of hard work and dedication to the sport. just because I don’t favor a certain gymnast does not mean I hate them or that they are nothing short of amazing, because I truly believe every gymnast is in their own right!
Komova was quoted today as saying that “first place is hers” next year because she’s “the best.” I bet she’s still mighty pissed off about the “so close” moment with Jordyn, but I think dissing Aliya (who actually HAS a World AA title, you smug little brat) is a little…snotty? Between Komova’s crying/bitchery at Worlds and now her cocky self-love, I’m just really turned off by her. She’s definitely not the girl I went head over heels for at the Youth Olympic Games last year who was so sweet in interviews! Though I do remember an interview with her and her parents where they were like “She only knows how to win gold!” so maybe that kind of ego-boosting gave her a big ass head? Now I almost don’t care how good Komova is…I want her to fail. ALIYA FOR THE WIN. I hope Aliya reads the quote and like, punches her in the face or something. Or has Nabs do it for her. Nabs would totally punch Komova in the face.
Ugh, I JUST wrote something saying how we shouldn’t judge Komova so harshly for having one horrible day, and then I read this. Screw that, Komova IS a brat, and I blame her mother. It’s one thing to be confident, it’s another to be arrogant. And they’re just setting her up for HUUUUUUGE disappointment.
Nabs would TOTALLY punch her in the face.
Viktoria Komova (starting 1:21) and Aliya Mustafina (2:04) warm up their beam routines at the Voronin Memorial in Moscow. Aliya falls off on a double turn but does a beautiful 1.5 needle turn. The first two gymnasts are Anna Rodionova and Kristina Sidorova.
YES! HER NEEDLE TURN! SWOOOOOOON! FLAILING! FLAILING!
The good thing about the Russians is that they have their own distinct style.
The bad thing about the Russians is that they have their own distinct style, lol. I can’t tell the difference between the younger girls/ non stars. They’re all basically the same gymnast, and have basically the same routine. The only thing that sets Belo apart is her beautiful mount. Maybe I need to see full routines to notice something special about these girls, because so far they’re all interchangeable to me.
i love you forever tumblr for always having these videos :) <3
Viktoria Komova- Floor (by goTribe89)
i really do like that she sticks her double back like that.
Video: add Wieber less Komova = 0.0333 plus tears.
Next year Komova will be stronger physically and mentally. And Comrade Mustafina for the diva intimidation factor.
Gonna be one awesome quad finale.
looove the song choice :).