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Nina Derwael Pulls Out Her Signature Skill On Bars After Dispute With Jury

  Nina Derwael has decided to pull out her Nabieva, a toe-on laid-out Tkatchev, with half turn from her uneven bars routine following disput...

 



Nina Derwael has decided to pull out her Nabieva, a toe-on laid-out Tkatchev, with half turn from her uneven bars routine following dispute with the jury.

The Belgian gymnast, who internationally debuted the brand new bars release at 2021 Osijek World Cup earlier this month, said that there has been a disagreement over the value of element with the jury.

"We sent videos and emails last week, but disagreements persist" said Derwael. "If they want to ambit you , they don't count the element and your exercise drops in value from 6.7 to 6.6. There's no point in adding risk if you're not even sure it'll pay off."

The element, which is now named Derwael, received an H rating.



According to Nieuwsblad.be, the 21 year old gymnast will replace it with Derwael Fenton and will add another Tkatchev to get 6.7 D score.

The article also mentions that she will go back to a familiar but less successful routine from 2019, which she performed at the European Games in Minsk.

Derwael's form on her Nabievas drew a lot of criticism. Russia's Tatiana Nabieva, who originated the skill in 2010, famously disapproved of Derwael's form.

"It's not Nabs!" commented Nabieva on Derwael's Osijek bars routine.  Others pointed out the half twist on the now named Derwael to be more of a mixed grip.



The back to back World bars champion is the favorite to win the title on the uneven bars at the upcoming Olympic games. If this happens, she will be the first Belgian gymnast ever to win a gold medal at the Olympic Games.

Written by Gigi Farid

Photo by Claudiaopreaphotography

GIF by griffinssclarke



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