Is in Kazan next week.
But are we allowed to talk about this or will you accuse us of normalising Russia again?
Cause this last year really has been the mary clare reign of terror in this regard. I’m building a resistance with @ArnoldRimmer but we’re both basically useless for anything other than witty gym comebacks, so i don’t think we’ll pose much of a problem.
I thought it was inappropriate to discuss the Spartakaida because it is (and was during soviet times also) a government run, propaganda vehicle. It’s not a RGF competition, it’s a national multi sports event that is used to convey government messages to the people.
This is a normal, RGF run competition. And whatever we think of Valentina, she’s unlikely to be hauled in front of a judge in The Hague.
@ArnoldRimmer we’re free again
Ps. Valentina is so going to end up in the Hague
They need to throw away the fucking key for how badly the 2010 generation’s talent got pissed away on her watch.
They had Sidorova and Paseka training TTYs as juniors
Oh sidorova, that’s right. I had completely forgotten about her
There were 2. Anastasia and Alexandra
Urazova will not compete all around due to minor injury
What events will she do?
I wonder how the coaches are keeping these girls going since its likely They wont take part on either worlds And olympics
I guarantee Russia will hold an alternate Games of some sort if they don’t get to compete in Paris.
Belarus will attend for sure and likely North Korea and China. Maybe some of the former Soviet republics or some Middle East countries that have been allies with Russia.
The gym I work at has some national team members. It’s hard to explain, but the motivation here is quite different and always has been. For example, there is a lot of prestige in national competitions. Plus the athletes know that if things do change regarding competing internationally, it could happen very quickly and they need to be ready to compete.
My grandparents live in Sochi and locally it is well known that the city and infrastructure needs to be ready to host a multi sport competition without much notice.
Listunova showing some new stuff on floor. I believe that’s a double double mount and an Arabian double front piked second pass.
The video title says new floor routine and I was worried she had already moved on from the ghostbuster number she got last year. Happily, the proton pack is still on.
Not injured Vlada landing a DTY to her knees in the back at the start. Isn’t she only doing beam and maybe floor here???
Why did they remove all the twisting from Listunova’s routine? I swear to God, I don’t know how they choose her passes, it’s like they spin the wheel and then make her do whatever 3 come out plus a double tuck. The DLO is gone, the triple twist is gone, the 2.5-punch front which she did rather reliably is gone. I mean at least the Silivas looks like she can land it, as opposed to Russian championships 2021
I would actually be fine with that as an approach. Admittedly it isn’t conducive to maximising the E score, but it suits her general vibe.