Archive for March 10th, 2011

Oksana Chusovitina – HNI 2011 videos

March 10, 2011

Finally, some videos of Oksana Chusovitina competing at the Houston National Invitational last weekend were uploaded on YouTube. She performed on floor a double back piked, handspring + front full + front piked and a double back (level 10 scoring) with a new music and choreography.

Click play or watch her FX (9.500) on YouTube:

On beam she earned a ‘perfect 10’ despite some balance checks. Her routine includes a front tuck mount, front piked, switch + layout step-out, front tuck + back tuck and a double back dismount.

Click play or watch her BB (10.000) on YouTube:

On vault, Chusovitina went for a front handspring on layout (or piked?) somersault with half twist off.

Click play or watch her VT (9.500) on YouTube:

Chusovitina will also compete at the Challenger Cup in Cottbus. According to the German Gymnastics Federation only on vault, according to the host organization on vault, beam and floor. We’ll see…

Tournament of Masters / Cottbus World Cup 2011

March 10, 2011

live-ticker (German)

results (day 1 & day 2)

videos on YouTubeall EF routines

The Tournament of Masters has started in Cottbus, Germany, on Friday. So far, 231 gymnasts from 48 countries will compete for altogether 10 medals, 25.000 CHF prize money (2.500 per final) and Challenger Cup points at the first FIG Challenger Cup this year. This tournament always has been a big competition with lots of different nations, but this time it’s just unbelievable. Qualifications started today at 10 a.m. until approximately 10 p.m.

Gymnasts to watch out for are Ashleigh Brennan and Larissa Miller (AUS), Anysia Unick (CAN), Tan Sixin (CHN), Elisabeth Seitz and Oksana Chusovitina (GER), Stefani Bismpikou and Vasiliki Millousi (GRE), Natsumi Sasada (JPN), Celine van Gerner (NED), Marta Pihan-Kulesza (POL) – she’s the covergirl, all four Russians Christina Kruglikova, Diana SapronovaEkaterina Kurbatova and Yulia Belokobylskaya, Jennifer Khwela (RSA), Adela Sajn (SLO) – what leo will she wear?, Veronica Wagner (SWE), Darya Elizarova (UZB) and more…

more informationsofficial website / complete list of athletes / FIG previewDTB-TV (videos of the event)