Meh.I appreciate the guys making the effort to take the videos and then to upload them. I hate to say it but there's nothing interesting or promising about those performances. If they weren't Australians we'd probably be too bored to give them any attention at all.Are we going backwards?
Oh here we go again - doom and gloom. All i can say is this is a rebuilding phase - juniors and Inter 10's are anly starting to consolidate skills - do you think that these skills will remain the same for the next 2 years - no they will continue to increase in difficulty and execution - what you see in the next year and even the next six months will continue to change.
did you take a look at the inter 10's?? because you get girls like Alex Eade who is only 11 and has a great beam routine and Amelia McGrath who has a very impressive floor routine and who would have beaten all the elite girls on floor (with the exception of Lauren Mitchell) if she had competed against them! I think the girls will be great when their time comes around thy just need more time to build their skills, which they have. They all have great potential and i don't see why you have to bag them all the time. you just need to give them a chance before you rule them out because you think they aren't good enough.
hey does anyone know who the photographers of the event were?
Yes, I very much enjoyed the IDP 10s. I would recommend Emma Jane Nedov's FX - uses a variation of Sacramone's music but Emma's dance is better. Unfortunately I got her bad routine - she sits down a double tuck and double twist but she did a nice job and hit in the AA when I was taking pics. Peggy seemed very interested in her, and she did great on beam as well, with nice flic layout and punch front, and on bars she had great tkatchev and a double front dismount. Also, Naomi Lee was very messy but her floor was hilariously adorable! For juniors I really liked Sophie Budack's floor. Decent tumbles and great choreo. And yeh, Amelia McGrath was fabulous. She seems to have great natural tumbling ability. On the second day she basically stuck her floor cold and got 13.975. She was a bit weaker on bars although she didn't seem to have any major issues there with line or extension, just easier skills and a little less dynamic than some other. I ma nearly done uploading some IDP 8 too - check out B. Boffo on BB, and Grace Flood's presentation of floor. Lovely!
The photographers are Winning Sports. They do all WA events and usually don't get very good action shots for some reason. I haven't looked at the Australian Championships photos yet. Are they ok?
Do the 10's get the same Difficulty values as the Juniors and Seniors? I didn't think they did. In which case how can you say that Amelia's floor would have beat the seniors? Not saying it wouldn't, just wondering how you worked that out? By the way I thought she looked great on floor - very natural and dynamic.
No, I think that the values are the same. I just looked at the scores though and Amelia's scores were higher than everyone's except Lauren Mitchell's - who's floor in the AA finals was A-MAZING by the way! ...On another note, the photos weren't very good - well I din't think so anyway.
Does anyone have Day 2 footage of the Inter 10's? If so where?
The Winning Sports photos aren't too bad, there are some shots that weren't good, but you get that.
The juniors and inter level tens seem to be coming along well. I think it is good to see an 11 year old going a great routine because I don't think Australians have had difficult enough routines when they turn senior. I think the biggest problem for Australia may be in the short term. Peggy said that she would only send gymnasts to worlds this years who were up to world level. I think Lauren and Shona have only shown that they are up ot this level this year. Georgia and Emma hopefully can get fit and challenge for a place. Australia hasn't lost a CWG final since Peggy Liddick became head coach but I think next year will be tough. England are improving and I think they could be too good for Australia but I hope not. Then a week and a half later world champs start and Australia must finish in top 24 to qualify for 2011 and there is probably no guarantee that an Australian B team could do that.
People on the international gymnast forum are being critical of Lauren's routine. I think that is a bit harsh. I know her execution wasn't great but it is only a new routine. I heard her floor D score is 5.7, is that correct?Also what is her bars D score if anyone knows?
IG has an interview with Chloe Sims on their website for those who are interested.
The IG Forum isn't always the most foreigner friendly place to be. I myself am a big Nastia fan but some of these people take it to some extremes.My point being, if an American, Chinese or Russian gymnast had a D score in the high 6s, still not sure where 7.2 is coming from as I've only calculated a 6.9, they'ld be singing her praises for being able to construct such a hard routine in the new code.It's just the way things go sometimes. I chalk a lot of it up to jealousy and wanting to tear down any new threats to the establish order.Considering it's Lauren's first big comp after injury and with a new routine I think she did pretty decent. Loads of room for improvement but it's the start of the season for her so she can definitely clean up form and remove and skills or kinks in the routine that don't work. SOme people seem to think that this was her hitting to her utter most ability. Fortunately they are wrong.
People here are biased by their nationality. You wouldn't even watch one of these routines in its entirety if the gymnasts weren't Australian. Be real. It's great to be loyal but you must know that our gymnasts are far from world class.Australian gymnastics has regressed (fossilised at best) since Peggy became the national coach.
Sorry 10.46 but i don't think you understand the training behind elite levels and the prepartion stages - as the poster said at 12.25 this is a rebuilding stage and by the time comm games selection roles around next year the routines will be very different in execution. Girls at these levels are always training at a higher degree of difficulty than they put out at these competitions. Technically speaking a Nationals competition the year after Olympics is never going to be as high as the year before and during the olympics. I think Peggy has done amazing things over the last quads. Bear in mind as well that next years comm games are probably going to be one of the hardest for Aussie girls as the British are going to be determined to be stiving towards their highest Olympic finish given that it is in London and there has been so much time and money pumped into the sport that they are going to be tough to beat
Did anyone take any video of natasha Hammann?
I think I may have Natasha's Floor. I haven't uploaded any yet and mine are not as good as Nade and others but I will put it on if I have it.
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