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Made by Me.
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Nothing really has been happening in the Japanese gymnastics world lately.
For the next approximate week and a half, this blog will temporarily turn into a USA gymnastics blog.
I will be attending all sessions of Nationals in Dallas next week.
And will be blogging about my experience here.
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Her awesome floor from the all around competition. 14.150 (which I thought was underscored).
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Hanako Miura’s 1990 Floor Exercise. Very good.
I have another video of this routine, form the Japanese Junior Invite. I’ll upload next time I’m on the desktop
My new montage, to the music “Bulletproof” by La Roux.
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The draws have been posted for the 2009 World Championships in London this October. With 168 WAG gymnasts competing, it will be one of the biggest (if not the biggest) post-Olympic Worlds ever. Many countries are sending gymnasts that usually are not involved with international gymnastics. Here is a list of the countries on the draw as of now, with the number of gymnasts their sending beside. A country can send a maximum of four gymnasts to these individual Worlds.
United States of America
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Very interesting observation, about Japan’s current lack of good vaulters. Koko Tsurumi even said today to International Gymnast magazine that she now knows that she can’t medal in the all-around with only a full twisting vault, that she has to do the double to be competitive.
The top six seniors in Japan right now (Tsurumi, Uemura, Shintake, Oshima, Minobe, and Tanaka) all have a 1-1/2 twisting Yurchenko or lower. However, six gymnasts currently have a double twisting Yurchenko or more. The most famous of these gymnasts is both Momoko Ozawa, who was a 2007 World Championship team member and Natsumi Sasada, famous for her layout Garrison mount.
Why is it that all these lower level gymnasts have higher vault scores than the top six? Risa Konishi (who, if I remember correctly is a senior, I know she competed at the Hong Kong International at the very beginning of this year) got only a 9.850 on bars but was able to break 15 on vault.
I’m just happy to know that Japan has both Sasada and Yoshino Taniguchi who will turn senior in 2011 and their skill level now both who have great double twisting Yurchenkos as well as decent abilities on the other events. Hopefully they’ll be great by the Tokyo Worlds.