Blythe is reporting that Anastasia Grishina’s new first tumbling pass is a double-double!
Perhaps the Russians won’t be looking as weak on floor as we suspected?
The pros to this pass : It eliminates the possibility of one of her twisting passes getting downgraded.
The cons : She already tends to take a lunch break before her last pass. She’s going to be exhausted.
Also, she’s going to need to stick a front/side aerial in somewhere. She needs a forward flipping element.
If she could manage to pull this routine off, there’s a big chance of a floor medal.
Komova has added a split leap out of her double tuck, and is going for a triple twist + back tuck. I won’t be impressed with that combo unless it looks like Myzdrikova’s. This would give her a 6.3 if everything is counted; she could even afford to fall out of a turn.
Follow Blythe’s quick hits from today here.
Edit — Thank you’s to A & 21najafast for videos of Grishina’s double-double (I was able to snatch a youtube link) :
Some are saying that she’s getting a pretty big push from her coach, but I still find it impressive because she’s never even competed a full-in. She’s so tiny, and deceptively powerful, my word.
Also, good idea to move the Memmel to the beginning. She usually has a hard time getting it around, maybe she’ll be able to sneak it when she’s less tired (though the one in the video isn’t quite complete – close though).
I’ll be interested to see what she opens with in qualifications. She could play it safe and go with a full-in, and go for broke if she qualifies for event finals. I have a feeling that the Russian camp is going balls to walls though, so we might see it in all phases.
Also, here’s a recent video on Komova. Cutie-patootie.
Looks like Mustafina has really worked on increasing the difficulty in the interior of her beam set – this way she can get by with a double tuck dismount.
Onodi + front aerial + bhs + back tuck, pretty rad combo. Even if the series isn’t completely connected, she’s almost assured of at least counting something as her acro series. I say whore the code to the max if you can do it with style.
Thank you’s to A.Sidorova fan from WWGym for coding up her beam set (I’m sure ya’ll will correct this if it’s wrong) :
Standing arabian (F)
Onodi – front aerial- BHS – back tuck (D-D-B-C) +0.3 (0.1 for D+D and 0.2 for D+B+C)
switch half (D)
Switch ring (E)
Double turn-full turn (D-A) +0.1
Side aerial -side somi (D-D) +0.1
Y turn – split leap fulfils dance requirement
round off – double tuck (B-D)
acro: FDDDD = 2.3
6.7 6.5 (Thank you A./A. Sidorova fan for the correction(s).
That’s pretty up there – Russia needs a beam set like this.
Stoi! readers – please feel free to list any more videos in the comments section.
So excited for London!