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juddy96

Rhythmic Gymnastics FIG World Championships 2017

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dcro    775
10 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

I would think most people just find it a bit of a boring thing to watch. At least, that's it in my case (mostly because I don't have a clue if something is good or not, just like in equestrian dressage, and it's not that spectacular for me like artistic gymnastics). I have absolutely no doubt they work their asses off just as much as the average cyclist, runner or swimmer :p 

 

 

 

You can learn a lot just by watching competitions with good commentary (even better if there are also live scores on screen during test). That's how I learned the trade despite never even touching a horse. :p

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dcro    775
50 minutes ago, bestmen said:

why don't you post the medalists ?

 

Hoop - :RUS D. Averina, :RUS A. Averina, :JPN Minagawa

Ball - :RUS A. Averina, :RUS D. Averina, :BUL Vladinova

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1 hora atrás, heywoodu disse:

I would think most people just find it a bit of a boring thing to watch. At least, that's it in my case (mostly because I don't have a clue if something is good or not, just like in equestrian dressage, and it's not that spectacular for me like artistic gymnastics). I have absolutely no doubt they work their asses off just as much as the average cyclist, runner or swimmer :p 

 

I agree that it's hard to enjoy it fully if you don't understand much of what is going on. It helps a lot if you understand the value of some elements. But I admit that it is hard for most people, even die hard fans. Here are some videos that might help, though.

 

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Gianlu33    298

No surprises in clubs final. Gold medal for :RUS Dina Averina, silver for :BLR Halkina and gold for :RUS Arina Averina! :d 

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4 minutos atrás, Gianlu33 disse:

No surprises in clubs final. Gold medal for :RUS Arina Averia, silver for :BLR Halkina and gold for :RUS Dina Averina! :d 

 

Russia losing the silver medal is surprising.

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Gianlu33    298
5 minutes ago, thiago_simoes said:

 

Russia losing the silver medal is surprising.

Well, Arina isn't very good whit the clubs, it's her wrost exerciser

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Gianlu33    298
18 minutes ago, Gianlu33 said:

17.200 for Dina Averina in ribbon, what debacle :facepalm:

And whit 17.200 you can win a medal :lol: 

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I'm somewhat disappointed with the results so far. Minagawa's bronze medal was a nice surprise, but overall this event is at a much lower quality than I was expecting it to be.

 

I've never been a fan of Ashram, and even though she won a medal today, it was not the moment for me to change my opinion about her. Compared to gymnasts with creative routines like Vladinova and Pazhava, Ashram is just more of the same. She plays by the books, and I think it's just plain boring to watch. I expected more from Vladinova, but she still managed to walk away with a bronze medal, which is nice. Pazhava is still recovering from a nasty injury and it's clear she was not ready to compete on this level. Still, her routines are gorgeous and she is probably the best thing this sport has ever seen, in my opinion, even though she almost never wins major medals. 

 

Both Russians were once again overscored here and there, but you can't deny they are MILES ahead of the rest of the field. Deserved medals for them, for sure. Halkina was a big surprise to me. Even though she has had great results this year, I just thought she would choke, but she had the best result for a non-Russian gymnast (silver). Harnasko is wonderful to watch, but she seemed to be nervous during all of her routines. Agiurgiuculese had great results in her first year as a senior gymnast. Zeng is even more mechanical than Ashram, and I believe she has reached her peak. And I hope with all my heart that Ukraine manages to improve on what we've seen.

 

 

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Some of the scores today make no sense at all to me. As usual, Russia gets scores unbelievably high, while smaller countries like Estonia receive scores impossibly low.

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mrv86    157
49 minutes ago, thiago_simoes said:

Some of the scores today make no sense at all to me. As usual, Russia gets scores unbelievably high, while smaller countries like Estonia receive scores impossibly low.

 

What did you think about Japan? It didn't seem that impressive to me, even dull in their pace.

 

Also US getting overscored, they had some troubles with their 3x-2x routine.

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