Komova Unreturns

As per Grishina’s Twitter, or VK, or whatever social media all the cool kids are using in Moscow these days. Komova has aggravated an old ankle injury, and gone to Germany for surgery. Russians love going to Germany for surgery. There will be no scaremongering here about whether this is the end of her career or not, for two reasons.

The first is that none of us actually know shit, unless perhaps her surgeon reads this blog. And much as we would love to hear from him/her, there is a little thing called patient confidentiality.

The second is that someone who has previously managed to come back from injury by putting in AA sets good enough to win world and Olympic gold, and then lately by producing one of the most difficult beam combinations of all time…

… is a fighter, whatever you heard elsewhere.

Either way, Vika’s comeback is on hiatus, and no Euros for her. Well, if nothing else it gives Mustafina another opportunity to rescue the team from a large hole, and probably the Rodionovas to blame her for them being in it in the first place.


4 responses to “Komova Unreturns

  • Christiane

    Like I said before: I would love to be proven wrong. But from what I have seen so far, her okay partial comeback and now this, I believe she is as interested in going back to competing internationally as I am willing to go vacationing in South Korea right now flying a Malaysia Airline…
    A total pity because the girl is talented. She needs a good shrink though, it seems like it.

  • jayjay

    I think you mean Rodionenkos, not Rodionovas

  • leah506

    I’m so bummed out right now. I was so psyched to see how her gymnastics would progress at Euros and now another injury. It’s really concerning because it seems that its the same ankle that she keeps injuring. I really hope Vika heals quickly, so we can watch her beautiful gymnastics again. Plus its too much pressure on Aliya to be the only all arounder in these competitions.


    I read a funny comment somewhere to lighten the mood and it went…
    “The Russians just need to move Round Lake to Germany at this point”

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