Archive for February 13th, 2011

Ferrari, Ferlito, Fasana and more

February 13, 2011

Finally we can watch and talk about the first real women’s gymnastics routines in 2011.

Vanessa Ferrari won the AA at the first competition of the Italian clubs Serie A. Her UB and FX were uploaded on YouTube. On the uneven bars she performed the very same routine as at the 2010 World Championships including an ono + jaeger and a tsuk dismount.

On floor, Ferrari still has the same music and performed a Tsukahara, 1.5 twist bwd. + full twist fwd., double back tucked and double back piked (stuck).

Lovely to watch (especially how she gets on the beam and stands up) is Carlotta Ferlito on BB. Except for two wobbles, she is very secure and shows a wide range of elements: turn with leg high, back handspring step-out + back layout, switch ring leap…

Elisabetta Preziosa decided not to mount with her elegant handstand but only to jump on the beam. Her BB routine including a back handspring step-out + layout step-out and a stuck double back dismount is still worth to watch.

Erika Ferlito shows a high and clean Yurchenko 1.5 on VT with a little hop on the landing.

An element which I absolutely love and which is not performed very often is the comaneci salto. Giulia Leni does it in her UB routine.

Click on the links to watch the routines on YouTube! And read more about the meet and see complete results at The Couch Gymnast!

German Women’s Team for Europeans

February 13, 2011

Okay, it’s a bit early – the European Championships 2011 in Berlin will only begin in seven weeks – and it’s not definitive either. But in an article on the official ECh website, Elisabeth Seitz (17), Oksana Chusovitina (35), Kim Bui (22) and Marie-Sophie Hindermann (19) are named as the favourite gymnasts of German head coach Ulla Koch to represent Germany at the Championships. If Bui and Hindermann – who were both injured in 2010 – can prove themselves and anything unexcepted happens, they will join Seitz and Chusovitina, who seem to be almost definitely on the team.

Other candidates for the Europeans are Giulia Hindermann, Pia Tolle, Adina Hausch, Katja Roll, Desiree Baumert, Lisa-Katharina Hill, Joeline Möbius, Anja Rheinbay and Nadine Jarosch. Anja Brinker recently tore her achilles tendon, she’ll be in the stands.

Kim Bui at her first competition after the injury in 2010.

Hindermann also at the 2010 Bundesliga final.

photos by Bernhard Schwall

Nadia Comaneci International Invitational 2011 – Results

February 13, 2011

Anysia Unick (CAN)

International Gymnast covered the meet live on Facebook. The Canadian team won over Romania and Denton Gymnastics from the USA.

It seems as if Jessica Lopez hasn’t been there. IG will upload videos of the meet on YouTube and will also cover the WOGA Classic in Texas next weekend.



JUNIOR – all-around

1. Mackenzie Brannan USA 56.050
2. Abby Milliet USA 54.050
3. Ana Maria Ocolisan ROM 53.150

SENIOR – all-around

1. Anysia Unick CAN 54.850
2. Madeline Gardiner CAN 54.750
3. Reagan Hemry USA 50.450

UPDATE: Now you can see the complete results on International Gymnast!