Saturday, 20 July 2013

Routine of the week

It won't embed but it's a must-watch- Silvia Mitova of Bulgaria on floor in the 1992 Europeans event final. Silvia also wins several awards for her leotard and hair. I've seen routines from her before, but they didn't have the punchfronts and back-to-back. Feel free to express your outrage that not only did she not win, but she didn't even medal! She placed fourth in an admittedly strong field, and everyone's favourite Gina Gogean was first. 9.875 is a disgrace for this.

I also found Tatiana Gutsu's famed (but fleeting) full twisting double layout bars dismount. She did in fact do it in 1992 but obviously before her back became a major problem. Watch it here. I will blog on EYOF a bit but it's still too hot, ughh.

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  1. Silvia was amazing on floor! That was without a doubt the best routine! However, Gina was more enjoyable to watch on floor in 1992. She showed more personality. Still, Gogean was inferior in tumbling, expression, and in artistry. The routine deserved a 10 by 1992 standards!

    Tatiana's dismount was perfection! That is the earliest full twisting double layout on bars I've seen. She was so amazing at the 1992 Moscow's Stars competition. I loved her floor there as well. The split leg double layout was perfect and she dismounted with a perfect double layout! her floor choreography also was much more enjoyable.

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    1. Yes Gina was better in 1992, before her originality was sucked out of her. She also threw a counter Kim at this competition. Silvia deserved gold though.

      It really sucks that Tatiana's career was so short. Had she not has to retire I think she could have gone on to 1994 at least. The split leg DLO is ridiculously good. Chuso did split leg dlo-punchfront at 2002 American cup, because why not.

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  2. Letting you know, that I believe your twitter just got hacked-I just got a DM from you that I doubt you sent (figured this was the best place to tell you).
    Hope it cools off for you.

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    1. Thank you! It's very odd to see yourself peddling some shitty diet thing, but I didn't realise it's dming as well, bastards. This is the second time and I barely tweet at all. The weather will break on Thursday, not close enough!

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