Photo by Silvia Vatteroni
In a routine which took place at Paris Bercy competition in 2010, Russia's Aliya Mustafina begins her routine with a double turn with leg below horizontal, rated a D. 

She does a solid stuck F rated tucked Arabian and an E rated switch ring leap. She then does a back handspring (B) to a layout step out (C) which is worth no connection bonus. However, it fulfills the requirement of having to include an acrobatic series in the routine.

She performs a number of D rated acro elements; forward aerial,  side aerial  and Onodi. She competes a sheep jump which has been downgraded from a D to a C in the 2017-2020 CoP. She dismounts with a double and half backward twisting layout (D).

Execution wise, Mustafina had wobbles here and there. It is worth mentioning that the Russian gymnast has competed three different dismounts on beam during her senior career, a triple backward twisting layout (F), a double and half backward twisting (D) and a double back tuck (D).

Mustafina is a World (2013) and European champion (2016) on the event.




Written by Gigi Farid


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