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PostSubject: Re: My blog...   Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:27 pm

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Oh yeah: to Aysa, roma, and zarina:

Any feedback/tips to help make the blog better? Or favorite snippets of stuff?

I really like your blog, it looks great to me. But since you're asking, I LOVE Aliya Mustafina, so I wouldn't mind if there will be more stuff about her in the future. Wink Nor would I mind me some Romanians. Swoon

I still can't believe Aliya blew up her knee a year or so before Oly's, if she hadn't she would have left everyone in the dust in AA. It would be Gabby who?

http://randompersonbeingrandom.wordpress.com/2013/04/12/gymnastics-dream-teams-romania/

What do you think of this post? (My ideal Romanian gymnastics team)
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PostSubject: Re: My blog...   Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:17 am

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http://randompersonbeingrandom.wordpress.com/2013/04/12/gymnastics-dream-teams-romania/

What do you think of this post? (My ideal Romanian gymnastics team)

Love it!!! Thank you! And I like how you've included Raluca (Pitic), she was so adorable as a kid in that Deva documentary. Will you include any romanian gymnasts from 1999-2012 squad? Hint: Raducan Andreea Wub Wink I love her, I still can't believe how could've doctor made that kind of mistake in Sydney Oly's. No Though belu has his own version of what happened...

Do you guys know any good gymnastics forums? I used to be a member of gymworld (wasn't posting much), but that one seems to have dissapeared. scratch
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PostSubject: Re: My blog...   Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:40 pm

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http://randompersonbeingrandom.wordpress.com/2013/04/12/gymnastics-dream-teams-romania/

What do you think of this post? (My ideal Romanian gymnastics team)

Love it!!! Thank you! And I like how you've included Raluca (Pitic), she was so adorable as a kid in that Deva documentary. Will you include any romanian gymnasts from 1999-2012 squad? Hint: Raducan Andreea Wub Wink I love her, I still can't believe how could've doctor made that kind of mistake in Sydney Oly's. No Though belu has his own version of what happened...

Do you guys know any good gymnastics forums? I used to be a member of gymworld (wasn't posting much), but that one seems to have dissapeared. scratch

Thanks Many Hearts

If I did a team using only gymnasts from 1999-now, my team would be Pitic, Oana Ban, Andreea Raducan (I love her too), Monica Rosu, and Sandra Izbasa.

As for gymnastics message boards, I don't know any good ones (sorry)
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PostSubject: Re: My blog...   Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:09 pm

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l-spiralmao wrote:


http://randompersonbeingrandom.wordpress.com/2013/04/12/gymnastics-dream-teams-romania/

What do you think of this post? (My ideal Romanian gymnastics team)

Love it!!! Thank you! And I like how you've included Raluca (Pitic), she was so adorable as a kid in that Deva documentary. Will you include any romanian gymnasts from 1999-2012 squad? Hint: Raducan Andreea Wub Wink I love her, I still can't believe how could've doctor made that kind of mistake in Sydney Oly's. No Though belu has his own version of what happened...

Do you guys know any good gymnastics forums? I used to be a member of gymworld (wasn't posting much), but that one seems to have dissapeared. scratch

Thanks Many Hearts

If I did a team using only gymnasts from 1999-now, my team would be Pitic, Oana Ban, Andreea Raducan (I love her too), Monica Rosu, and Sandra Izbasa.

As for gymnastics message boards, I don't know any good ones (sorry)

Love it!! I'd include Catalina Ponor to the team. She's a superwoman. Does the Romanian team have a good bar worker now? The bar is really their weakest element and it's been keeping them from the gold medal for a long time.
I don't follow gymnastics forum but I read rewritingrussiangymnastics occasionally. That blogger has a wealth of information about Russian gymnastics from the past til now.

Anyway, have anyone read this article?
http://www.thecouchgymnast.com/romania-the-calm-before-the-storm/

So sad to see this happening to the gymnastics powerhouse. I also read on wikipedia that the Romanian team were tested after the Olympics and those who couldn't keep up with the new demands were sifted and Diana Chelaru retired as a result Shocked

And I read on the Couch Gymnast that Anna Pavlova is going to change nation. Yay cheers
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PostSubject: Re: My blog...   Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:39 pm

pearlyriver wrote:
l-spiralmao wrote:
zarinaballerina wrote:
l-spiralmao wrote:


http://randompersonbeingrandom.wordpress.com/2013/04/12/gymnastics-dream-teams-romania/

What do you think of this post? (My ideal Romanian gymnastics team)

Love it!!! Thank you! And I like how you've included Raluca (Pitic), she was so adorable as a kid in that Deva documentary. Will you include any romanian gymnasts from 1999-2012 squad? Hint: Raducan Andreea Wub Wink I love her, I still can't believe how could've doctor made that kind of mistake in Sydney Oly's. No Though belu has his own version of what happened...

Do you guys know any good gymnastics forums? I used to be a member of gymworld (wasn't posting much), but that one seems to have dissapeared. scratch

Thanks Many Hearts

If I did a team using only gymnasts from 1999-now, my team would be Pitic, Oana Ban, Andreea Raducan (I love her too), Monica Rosu, and Sandra Izbasa.

As for gymnastics message boards, I don't know any good ones (sorry)

Love it!! I'd include Catalina Ponor to the team. She's a superwoman. Does the Romanian team have a good bar worker now? The bar is really their weakest element and it's been keeping them from the gold medal for a long time.
I don't follow gymnastics forum but I read rewritingrussiangymnastics occasionally. That blogger has a wealth of information about Russian gymnastics from the past til now.

Anyway, have anyone read this article?
http://www.thecouchgymnast.com/romania-the-calm-before-the-storm/

So sad to see this happening to the gymnastics powerhouse. I also read on wikipedia that the Romanian team were tested after the Olympics and those who couldn't keep up with the new demands were sifted and Diana Chelaru retired as a result Shocked

And I read on the Couch Gymnast that Anna Pavlova is going to change nation. Yay cheers

Thanks pearlyriver!!!

I read the article a while ago, and it seems like Romania's senior team is really depleted affraid They're only bring Iordache and Bulimar to Euros and the only other gymnasts I've seen competing internationally are juniors... confused

Cata would be my sixth addition to the team, I love her beam and floor! Very Happy

Team lineup for finals (with Cata)

VT: Cata, Sandra, Monica (1 awesome amanar and 2 DTYs)
UB: Oana?, Andreea, Pitic (ok for Romania, I guess?)
BB: Oana, Pitic, Cata (awesome Rockstar )
FX: Sandra, Andreea, Oana (also awesome Encore )

pearlyriver and zarina, what would be your dream team? (for Romania or anywhere else, I'm planning on doing a blogpost for USA/Russia/USSR/China/non-top 4 teams later)
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PostSubject: Re: My blog...   Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:59 am

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Thanks pearlyriver!!!

I read the article a while ago, and it seems like Romania's senior team is really depleted affraid They're only bring Iordache and Bulimar to Euros and the only other gymnasts I've seen competing internationally are juniors... confused

Cata would be my sixth addition to the team, I love her beam and floor! Very Happy

Team lineup for finals (with Cata)

VT: Cata, Sandra, Monica (1 awesome amanar and 2 DTYs)
UB: Oana?, Andreea, Pitic (ok for Romania, I guess?)
BB: Oana, Pitic, Cata (awesome Rockstar )
FX: Sandra, Andreea, Oana (also awesome Encore )

pearlyriver and zarina, what would be your dream team? (for Romania or anywhere else, I'm planning on doing a blogpost for USA/Russia/USSR/China/non-top 4 teams later)

I agree with your picks, except that I'd replace Oana with Cata in floors. Cata could have been an all rounder if she wanted to.
I-spiralmao, I want to ask your opinion of Phan Thi Ha Thanh, the Vietnamese gymnast who won bronze in vault at 2011 World Championship. I don't know where else to ask because I'm still not familiar with a plethora of skills in gymnastics. What do you think of her form? Judging from her performance at Doha Challenge Cup a few weeks ago, she's cleaned up her form a lot. Her current form is even better than her 2011 form, although her Rudy still looks very messy. Another World medal may be too much to ask, but she's doing well at the age when most gymnasts think of retirement. I used to think that her bronze was a fluke, but she proved me wrong.
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PostSubject: Re: My blog...   Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:50 am

Oh this is really tough. Faint2 I love, Andreea Raducan, Oana Ban, Andreea Munteanu (too bad she injured herself only few weeks before Athens 2004), Daniela Sofronie Wub , Steliana Nistor (how she managed to comete in Beijing is still a mistery to me, she was so badly taped up, I'm surprised she was able to stand up, let alone do all those tricks), Sandra is great as well and I love, love Iordache.

I-spiralmao you have a great team there. Yep!
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PostSubject: Re: My blog...   Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:15 am

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Oh this is really tough. Faint2 I love, Andreea Raducan, Oana Ban, Andreea Munteanu (too bad she injured herself only few weeks before Athens 2004), Daniela Sofronie Wub , Steliana Nistor (how she managed to comete in Beijing is still a mistery to me, she was so badly taped up, I'm surprised she was able to stand up, let alone do all those tricks), Sandra is great as well and I love, love Iordache.

I-spiralmao you have a great team there. Yep!

I forgot about Steliana Nistor. Just realized that she's only 23 years old now. She retired too young. She was the most memorable Romanian gymnastics at Beijing IMO, but she was kinda overshadowed by the previous generations. All the Romanian squad at 2004 were excellent and had a great time there. But no one beats Cata in my book. How she managed to regain her top form after 5 years off gymnastics is still a mystery to me. I always have a soft spot for the veterans who have the guts to defy the norm in gymnastics. It's hard to stay in gymnastics beyond 20, let alone competing at Olympics at 25.
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PostSubject: Re: My blog...   Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:18 pm

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l-spiralmao wrote:

Thanks pearlyriver!!!

I read the article a while ago, and it seems like Romania's senior team is really depleted affraid They're only bring Iordache and Bulimar to Euros and the only other gymnasts I've seen competing internationally are juniors... confused

Cata would be my sixth addition to the team, I love her beam and floor! Very Happy

Team lineup for finals (with Cata)

VT: Cata, Sandra, Monica (1 awesome amanar and 2 DTYs)
UB: Oana?, Andreea, Pitic (ok for Romania, I guess?)
BB: Oana, Pitic, Cata (awesome Rockstar )
FX: Sandra, Andreea, Oana (also awesome Encore )

pearlyriver and zarina, what would be your dream team? (for Romania or anywhere else, I'm planning on doing a blogpost for USA/Russia/USSR/China/non-top 4 teams later)

I agree with your picks, except that I'd replace Oana with Cata in floors. Cata could have been an all rounder if she wanted to.
I-spiralmao, I want to ask your opinion of Phan Thi Ha Thanh, the Vietnamese gymnast who won bronze in vault at 2011 World Championship. I don't know where else to ask because I'm still not familiar with a plethora of skills in gymnastics. What do you think of her form? Judging from her performance at Doha Challenge Cup a few weeks ago, she's cleaned up her form a lot. Her current form is even better than her 2011 form, although her Rudy still looks very messy. Another World medal may be too much to ask, but she's doing well at the age when most gymnasts think of retirement. I used to think that her bronze was a fluke, but she proved me wrong.

The dream teams are based entirely on personal opinion and I like Oana's floor better than Cata's, so.... Lips sealed

As for Phan, I do agree her bronze was kind of a fluke, however it is nice to see gymnasts outside of the usual countries win medals. As for her vaults, her DTY is pretty but looks a little underrotated on the replay, and her rudi is a bit affraid It looks really piked and her landing was scary. Snow

My next dream team http://randompersonbeingrandom.wordpress.com/2013/04/14/dream-teams-ussr/

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PostSubject: Re: My blog...   Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:46 am

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My next dream team http://randompersonbeingrandom.wordpress.com/2013/04/14/dream-teams-ussr/

Who, me?

Thanks for introducing me to amazing Soviet gymnasts. I know none of them. Oksana Omelianchik's floor is to die for, and Maria Filatova's is as close to ballet as it can get. Can't believe Omelianchik didn't get to compete at any Olympics.I feel that today the word "ballerina" is tossed around too frequently in gymnastics commentary. I heard Christine of BBC call Aliya and Afan's floors ballerina-styled. They are certainly beautiful, but they're not ballerina IMO.

Also thank you for broadening my interest in gymnastics. My most favorite apparatuses are beam and bars. I love seeing beautiful lines, extension and elegance. I also watched vault because it's straightforward and easy to understand, but it's too athletic for me. Previously, I wasn't interested in floor routine. I watched current floor routines and wondered why they bothered with music at all. It all seemed like tricks after tricks to me. Rolling Eyes I don't know floor routines can be so artistic, expressive yet still powerful. Can't imagine how many talented Soviet gymnasts were left out of important international events due to the depth of the Soviet team.

I'm only familiar with gymnasts from 2000 onwards. Are you going to do a strictly Russian dream team?
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PostSubject: Re: My blog...   Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:25 pm

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l-spiralmao wrote:

My next dream team http://randompersonbeingrandom.wordpress.com/2013/04/14/dream-teams-ussr/

Who, me?

Thanks for introducing me to amazing Soviet gymnasts. I know none of them. Oksana Omelianchik's floor is to die for, and Maria Filatova's is as close to ballet as it can get. Can't believe Omelianchik didn't get to compete at any Olympics.I feel that today the word "ballerina" is tossed around too frequently in gymnastics commentary. I heard Christine of BBC call Aliya and Afan's floors ballerina-styled. They are certainly beautiful, but they're not ballerina IMO.

Also thank you for broadening my interest in gymnastics. My most favorite apparatuses are beam and bars. I love seeing beautiful lines, extension and elegance. I also watched vault because it's straightforward and easy to understand, but it's too athletic for me. Previously, I wasn't interested in floor routine. I watched current floor routines and wondered why they bothered with music at all. It all seemed like tricks after tricks to me. Rolling Eyes I don't know floor routines can be so artistic, expressive yet still powerful. Can't imagine how many talented Soviet gymnasts were left out of important international events due to the depth of the Soviet team.

I'm only familiar with gymnasts from 2000 onwards. Are you going to do a strictly Russian dream team?

You're welcome pearlyriver! Encore

I also used to be only a fan of modern gymnastics, until both The Couch Gymnast and the Beautiful Gymnastics blog introduced me to 1980s/1990s gymnastics, and I fell in love with it Love Hearts I'm happy that I was able to do the same for you! Very Happy

If you're looking for more awesome Soviet routines, search: Natalia Illienko (Wub), Olga Chudina (awesome tango dancer), Svetlana Boginskaya (more avante-grade than classical), Olga Korbut (Very Happy), Tatiana Lysenko (Encore), Elena Gurova, Olga Strazheva (also avante-garde), Olesia Dudnik (awesome on both beam and floor), Angelika Schennikova (an awesome obscure Soviet gem), or Oksana Chusovitina (more athletic than the others, but still awesome)

I will do a separate post for Russia, as 1. Not all of the soviets were Russian (of my list, Omelianchik and Dudnik are Ukranian and Priahkina is from either Tajikstan or Turkmenistan) and 2. If I did a combined team, it would basically be 5 soviet gymnasts and Aliya Mustafina, and there are a lot of Russian gymnasts I really like, so I wanted to showcase their talents too.
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PostSubject: Re: My blog...   Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:14 am

Ispiralmao, do you know who the guy on the right is


He's been with the Russian team since at least Olympics Athen, but I don't know who he is.
Btw, do you agree with Maria Paseka's bronze in vault final in London? I think Janine Berger was better. Paseka's landing was scary (her vault in the team final was also messy). I always like Russian gymnasts but I find Masha's bronze even more questionable than Aliya's bronze in floor.
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PostSubject: Re: My blog...   Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:20 pm

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Ispiralmao, do you know who the guy on the right is


He's been with the Russian team since at least Olympics Athen, but I don't know who he is.
Btw, do you agree with Maria Paseka's bronze in vault final in London? I think Janine Berger was better. Paseka's landing was scary (her vault in the team final was also messy). I always like Russian gymnasts but I find Masha's bronze even more questionable than Aliya's bronze in floor.

I have no idea who that is confused I'm not nearly as knowledgeable as you think I am... Escape

As for Janine vs Masha, my feelings can be summed up with this statement from my EC predictions

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I hope Janine Berger is there and wins over Maria Paseka's "amanar"

I also read somewhere that all of the judges credited Maria's vault as a DTY, but the reference judge overtuned it. confused
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PostSubject: Re: My blog...   Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:09 pm

Dream team #4

http://randompersonbeingrandom.wordpress.com/2013/04/27/dream-teams-non-top-4-nations/

And something figure skating related

http://randompersonbeingrandom.wordpress.com/2013/04/27/top-5-mao-asada-programs/

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