Why the hell was the arena in Birmingham so empty? Barely one-third of the seats were taken during event finals… 😦
Anyways, Gymnastics Examiner, The All-Around (they are also doing an excellent job on facebook!), UEG among others doing a really great job reporting about the European Championships. (There’s a German liveticker, too: men / women)
RussianCup2009 has almost all of the EF routines on YouTube (embedding disabled). You should watch Matthias Fahrig’s gold-medal winning floor routine (and his impressive first tumbling: front double twisting into double front) here. Epke Zonderland’s silver-medal winning high bar routine (Kovacs into Kolman) here & Jordan Jovtchev’s bronze-medal winning still rings routine here – his grey hair really seem even more grey. Unfortunately no routines from the Russians… I really missed them.
And now it’s time for a big CONGRATULATIONS!! The German team is really very strong – especially Matthias Fahrig, Philipp Boy & Marcel Nguyen do their best to take over Fabian Hambüchen‘s position as the gymnastics superstar. Good job, Matthias, Philipp, Eugen, Marcel and Fabian!
I’m really looking forward to the women’s competition & (thank God!) the Russians could come!! 🙂
UPDATE: BGTV has some good interviews with the gymnasts!