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thiago_simoes

Rhythmic Gymnastics 2018 Discussion Thread

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thiago_simoes    265

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After a very boring year, here is hoping for 2018 to be better. Apart from the World Championships and the World/Challenge Cup stages, we will have lots of other international tournaments this year: South American Games, Commonwealth Games, Pan American Championships, Youth Olympic Games, Asian Championships, Mediterranean Games, European Championships and a lot of Grand Prix events.

Russia is expected to dominate the sport once again, with Bulgaria, Israel and Belarus trailing right behind. Georgia and Italy also have some great individual gymnasts. Spain, Ukraine and Azerbaijan will need to improve their game after a slow year in 2017. The United States, Brazil, China and Hungary could achieve good results as well, but are mostly dark horses in international competition right now.

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Gianlu33    922

It's time so start the official season whit the Sofia WC and the Sofia international tournament.. btw, we have a lot of defections (Russia isn't whit the official team but whit the Moscow team for exemple)..

Btw, livescore here.. https://www.youtube.com/live_chat?is_popout=1&v=_an3R6vxWPc

I hope to find a livestreaming in next hours :pope:

 

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thiago_simoes    265
2 horas atrás, Gianlu33 disse:

It's time so start the official season whit the Sofia WC and the Sofia international tournament.. btw, we have a lot of defections (Russia isn't whit the official team but whit the Moscow team for exemple)..

Btw, livescore here.. https://www.youtube.com/live_chat?is_popout=1&v=_an3R6vxWPc

I hope to find a livestreaming in next hours :pope:

 

 

Thank you! I was looking for a live score system, but the official website is not helpful at all. If you find a live stream, please PM me.

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Gianlu33    922
2 minuti fa, thiago_simoes ha scritto:

 

Thank you! I was looking for a live score system, but the official website is not helpful at all. If you find a live stream, please PM me.

The bulgaria TV showed some routines.. sadly they finish few minuts ago. I think that they'll show the finals, http://www.bg-gledai.tv/bnt-hd-online

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thiago_simoes    265
14 minutos atrás, Gianlu33 disse:

The bulgaria TV showed some routines.. sadly they finish few minuts ago. I think that they'll show the finals, http://www.bg-gledai.tv/bnt-hd-online

 

They are showing the opening ceremony now, and it looks like they will show part of the individual qualification, which is nice.

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thiago_simoes    265

I am very surprised. I expected the competition to be a lot weaker. Everyone is far from their best shape, but some of these girls mean business (especially both Russians, both Israeli and the Italian girl). Before the competition, I even thought this could be the perfect opportunity for Nicol Ruprecht (from Austria) to sneak into a final and hopefully fight for a medal, but nope. 

The last few years were amazing for the sport, with new countries earning medals at the World Cup for the very first time: Brazil and Switzerland in 2013, Finland in 2014, Georgia in 2015, and the United States in 2016. Then in 2017 we did not have a new country earning a medal, and in 2018 competition is very, very tough since the first stage. Whoa.

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Gianlu33    922

Amazing routine for Linoy Ashram at ball, sadly only silver for here for the E Score, Dina Averina won. Both do a 19.900 :bowdown:

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Gianlu33    922

Again a bad performance for the Russian Moscow team after the Sofia's disaster of the St. Petroburg team.. they don't seems unbeatable this season.

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Gianlu33    922

Awful and strage WC in Uzbekistan.. like every year. At last we have a good news, :EST Estonia won for the 1st time a medal in the FIG World Cup Series! 

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thiago_simoes    265
19 horas atrás, Gianlu33 disse:

Awful and strage WC in Uzbekistan.. like every year. At last we have a good news, :EST Estonia won for the 1st time a medal in the FIG World Cup Series! 


I've seen a report in Italian media mentioning that some big names were missing (especially Japan, Italy and Bulgaria in the group competition), but you cannot seriously say this stage was awful. Yes, Estonia was lucky that Israel fumbled their ropes and balls routine during qualification, but overall what Estonia achieved is historic: 35 years of competition and Estonia is only the 26th nation to achieve a medal result at the World Cup series.

And the finals were a mixed bag, but still mostly good. I mean, Estonia scored a very respectable 18.7 in the 5 hoops final and they still did not manage to make it to the podium. Some finals could have been better (clubs, ribbon and ropes/balls), but hoop final was insane (18.950 for a bronze medal? whaaaat???). I'm confident this will not be remembered as the worst stage this year. I expect a much lower level in Portimão and even Berlin.

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