I absolutely loved Chiles’ tumbling last week, but the rest of the exercise is rough. She has dance elements she has absolutely no need for – what was Laurent thinking?! My changes shown below would raise her E-score about a point while keeping the D-score at 5.7, which is plenty high with good execution.
double tuckstand spin credit (D) bent leg on push, change of position, loss of balance –0.3
Single tuckstand spin (A) bent leg on push, loss of balance, –0.2
replace with a complex, creative dance passage including a cool single spin
full-twisting double layout (H) pike down -0.1
double layout (F) hop -0.1
switch ring © clearly –0.3 switch split
Strug © split tilt -0.1, off balance -0.1 Switch with the switch side half, which is more reliable as a second element of a passage.
front double full + front full (love that she’s doing this!) (D + C + 0.2) low second salto, hop -0.2
switch side half © bent leg on take off -0.1
double pike (D) hops -0.4
Dance — she never really dances. I would take the following deductions:
- Failure to engage the audience
- Inability to reflect the musical theme / play a character
- performance of the entire exercise as a series of disconnected elements and movements
- insufficient complexity or creativity of movements
- You could also argue the 0.3 deduction for lack of sync with the music, but I am not even going to touch that.
D-score: DHFCCDCD + 0.2 = 5.7 (the panel agreed).
E-score: 8.0 minus artistry = 7.6 (the panel said 7.9, which I think is a little generous, but internationally, they will be slightly less lenient I think)