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Gymnastics Fans React Angrily To What Komova Said After Glasgow Team Final

Photo by Today Russia's Viktoria Komova found herself in hot water when she made serious accusations against the te...

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Today Russia's Viktoria Komova found herself in hot water when she made serious accusations against the team's competitors 'the American team'.

Komova said in a comment that has since been deleted on VK that the American team are only winning because they are on steroids while China and Great Britain, who won silver and bronze respectively , got lucky.

Fans reacted angrily to what the gymnast say while accusing her of bad sportsmanship. Komova apologized stating that she was emotional when she wrote the comment.

Arussiangymfan    Oh Vika! Now I don’t know how to feel about you.

Whipwhipdoublearabian okay Vika. it’s not just about the Americans that you have to apologize about ya know… u still owe an apology to the British & Chinese gymnasts :/

Everyrosehasitsthorn-blog It was an unhappy  statement..and a joke, yes it was  bad, but it was this. Vika is really sorry and did not mean that. Gymternet are creating a tragedy. They are magnifying and distorting the issue. She is very self critical and she apologized

Art---bitch Im absolutely done with Komova! I get you are pissed that your team came 4th. But face it, you all gave up to easily and you and your team payed for it. Disrespecting the Chinese and British just makes you look like a sore loser, I thought the backlash from gymnast fans after your behaviour after the AA in London may have taught you something. Clearly not. Instead of whining online, why don’t you and your team try to not hop of the apparatus every time you see something going wrong.

Whipwhipdoublearabian Oh viktoria… I used to love you. :(

Kittysha Oh, Vika this is why you have fans for lol! Leave the nastiness for fans like me lol but what I’m curious is where does this comes from now? Back in 2012 she congratulate Gabby and acknowledge her mistake. Now is like she didn’t screw up. Delusion or mental preparation for the EF? But not like she had to say it anyway.

Even Aliya came out with something similar before (even if the artistry part was right and you know it American stans lol) so it makes me believe that there is a big shift of mentality in round lake. 

As for the steroids comments. I wonder if this is just desperation/excuses or… But even if they were right about this China and GB still beat them so that is not going to give them the gold. There is no justification for the falls and lack of difficulty on floor and sucking on bars! THIS IS SUPPOSE TO BE YOUR EVENT AND YOU GOT BEAT BY NOT JUST THE CHINESE BUT THE AMERICANS FOR GOD SAKE!

Another thing I also noticed in the past year is how Aliya who was not in good terms with Valentina when Alexandrov was her coach, has suddenly changed her attitude towards her.

There is a high possibility of all them buying her **** and getting her same attitude and that I’m afraid is not going to take them anywhere even if they were right about the Americans buying the judges, cheating, doing steroids or drinking Gummiberry juice to bounce like that lol

I like Vika’s gymnastics so that is not going to change but I don’t have that much hope for her or Aliya or the entire Russian team and the worst part is that they didn’t even show the best they could do. 

It’s game over.

It came sooner than I expected.

They didn’t even show a majestic floor routine to say goodbye…

I’m going to pretend Ksenia’s Euros routine was her last. 

Aspiringgymnast Vika: ok maybe I lost but at least I’m tall and skinny

Anna-rodionova K so I’ve heard about the stuff that Vika has said, but has anybody else said anything disrespectful? Because I keep seeing posts that refer to the whole Russian team instead of Komova as an individual.

Mypinkice You know what… **** it I’m going in. People stay up here coddling Vika. This girl is 20, she is not a child anymore. She is grown and should know better. And if she hasn’t learned to not be brat and sore loser by now after how long she’s been in this sport then Idk what will change that. Girl you fell TWICE and have the audacity to rant and accuse athletes of drug use (which let’s face it is probably partly body shaming on her part) like you were cheated out of a medal please get the **** out of here with that b*******!! Your country hasn’t been right in this sport for years. Take your L gracefully and be quiet. And the real messed up part is you know it’s even worse behind the scenes. Constantly putting the blame for your failing program on other countries and judges will do absolutely nothing. Russia needs to stop acting like they should be favored for being balletic and stuff they did 20+ years ago. People respect what you did but scores come down to what you are doing NOW and that ain’t shit besides bitching and complaining and placing the blame on everybody else. I’m done. 

Allhailrowling Vika. Sweetie. HALF THOSE FALLS WERE YOURS.

Music-maroney-and-mitochondria Is it awful that I find it hilarious that her apology says “I don’t have any proof” like… obviously there’s no proof because it’s just a thing you made up? Ah well. I’m not really one to judge, I’ve said some shady shit in the heat of the moment before.

Stone-faced-sunset I have no proof isn’t an apology

Tsarinamustafina Somehow I knew immediately once the apology came out that that was the phrasing everyone was going to hold on to. But unless you people are actually Russian, you should consider the translation. Much gets misinterpreted hence the phrase “lost in translation”.

“I have no proof” in context with the rest of what she wrote probably more accurately means something like “There’s nothing to suggest that what I said was true in any way, it was stupid and even I don’t truly think so”

If you read the original Russian apology, the “I have no proof” was the exact phrasing what she used there in Russian, and to see it translated word for word is a huge warning sign when reading a translation of any language, but especially a language like Russian with a style of expression very different from English and more idioms than one can learn during their lifetime.

Anyway, be careful with reading translations, especially if you’re caught up in only one word (proof/evidence) that seems out of place to you.

Papaliukin A lot of people in the VK group aren’t taking too kindly to Komova’s comments. While she has her supporters, many acknowledge that the Russian team simply didn’t get the job done while the Chinese and British did. They also praise the work ethic of the American gymnasts.

Not to mention they’re disappointed by her comments considering Aly Raisman has said such complimentary things of Komova. 

Whenramsesdestroyedsyria when your problematic fave falls twice and then talks s*** about the winners

Written by Gigi Khazback Farid

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