December 1, 2010
Pavlova back on top!
Will we see Pavs throwin' gang signs in Tokyo?
International Gymnast reported that Anna Pavlova won the AA at the 11th annual Khorkina Cup with a steady 57.3 (including a whopping 15.2 on vault). She also mustered up a 15.05 on beam in event finals. Contemplating retirement this year, she made a minor comback en route to Worlds. Many of us thought she might have made the Rotterdam team, but Rodionenko points out in the article, “To take her to the world championships in her condition would have been disrespectful to her.”
While I’m pretty iffy that she’ll last ’til London, this could make things a little interesting for Worlds in Tokyo next year. With 3 strong events (vt, bb, fx), and only 1 serious outside threat to this past years team (Maria Paseka), could Pavlova contend for a spot? Who could she bump? a) Kurbatova b) Semenova or c) Afanasyeva?
Official results here.
-Posted by Bronwyn