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There is no doubt that Russian gymnasts are the queen of elegance on uneven bars. But that B rated giant circle with half turn Komova, Melnikova and Eremina do in their bars routine to change their direction, messes with the rhythm.

However, no deduction is applied for the giant half.

Viktoria Komova






Angelina Melnikova





Elena Eremina



By Gigi Farid


After winning the gold medal in the team final at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, US Aly Raisman made a nice gesture to her coach.

She put her hard earned Olympic team gold medal around his neck immediately after the medal ceremony. This is not the first time for Aly to do so as she has done it in London, four years before.



By Gigi Farid


Russian gymnast Maria Paseka competed the Amanar vault three times at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, in the qualification, team final and in the event final.

Paseka won a silver medal on vault in the event final. At this Olympics, the Amanar was rated a 6.3, nowadays it is worth 5.8.


Qualification (Score 15.366)






Team final  (Score: 15.7)




Event final (Score: 15.241)





By Gigi Farid
World bars champion and Olympic bronze medalist Fan Yilin was seen playing around with various dismounts last month.

Half twist to double back 



Double front truck



Double front pike



Full twisting double back tuck



By Gigi Farid

GIF by team-china


Usually elite gymnasts suffer falls after performing a difficult skill but this month gym fans witnessed two incredibly silly falls on balance beam during two World cup competitions.

At Koper Slovenia WC, Flavia Saraiva of Brasil started strong on the event. She mounted it with a round off to back handspring, rated a D. She then solidly performed a back handspring (B) to two layout step outs (C), worth 0.2 bonus and a round off (B) to straight layout (E), worth 0.1 bonus. She wobbles a little bit after her double turn with leg below horizontal (D). And as she is continuing her routine doing the choreography she wobbles and falls.




  
After the fall, she wobbled on two of the last three skills but ended her routine with a beautiful double back pike.





A week later, Russia's Evgenia Shelgunova channeled the Brazilian gymnast while competing at Osijek Zito World Cup. 

Shelgunova mounted the beam with a layout step out (E) and performed a side aerial (D) to two LOSO (C), worth 0.4 bonus, as her acrobatic series. She connected her switch leap (C) to her switch leap half (D), earning 0.1 bonus. 

A fall occurred when she landed her forward tuck. Frustrated Evgenia got on the beam, took few steps to the back and had another fall after doing a very simple scale with hand support.







The 19 year old gymnast attempted to connect her forward aerial (D) to sheep jump (C) but failed due to wobbling. She competed a switch ring leap (E) as the last skill before dismounting with a double back pike. 





Written by Gigi Farid


In 2016, Swiss gymnast Giulia Steingruber debuted her double twisting double back tuck which is one of the most difficult skills on floor exercise. The skill is rated an H in 2013-2016 and 2017-2020 CoPs.

Rio Olympics, AA final




Rio Olympics, Qual



European championships, Qual



European championships, Event final


Rio test event


DTB-Pokal



Doha



By Gigi Farid


A Pak salto is a bars transition, from low bar to high one, which is rated a D. In our opinion, Russia's Viktoria Komova has the best Pak salto ever. She beautifully and accurately executes it, legs glued together, gorgeous lines and decent height.

At 2012 London Games: Event final



At 2012 London Games: AA final



2015 Worlds: Event final



2015 Worlds: Qualification



Written by Gigi Farid


If you are a fan of Aliya Mustafina, then you must know that the Russian gymnast has a habit of sticking the heck out of her balance beam dismounts.



2012 Olympics, Qualification



2013 Stuttgart Cup




2013 Universiade Games, AA final



2014 Russian championships



2014 European championships, Team final



2014 Russian championships



2014 World championships, AA final



2016 European championships, Beam final



2016 Russian nationals



By Gigi Farid


Daria Spiridonova has beautiful body line, she is elegant but unfortunately sometimes she makes no effort to save herself from falling on beam.



By Gigi Farid