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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    This year's European Championships in the Individual All Around just concluded, and Melanie De Jesus Dos Santos from France became European Champion, GBR's Elissa Downie was second, Russia's Angelina Melnikove was third.

    You can re-watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wblSTVfMVc (Spanish commentary) and here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POZkrxioEus (Italian commentary)

    Shame we don't get a four apparatus feed somewhere
    Don't forget the official English streams. Amazing quality and the best commentary currently available in gymnastics: https://www.eurovisionsports.tv/ueg/

    Qualifications actually had an official 4-apparatus stream at gymtv.online. And everything is available worldwide without having to pay for it. The coverage is really amazing!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissBeeFarm View Post
    Thank you! I'm glad someone gets it

    Paseka has had extensive back surgery last year but is back now. Just a few hours ago she became European Champion on vault once more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FR3b_-giVQ

    As you said, Mustafina is back. Melnikova is looking wonderful and consistent (so far an AA bronze and UB silver at Euros, floor final is tomorrow). Simakova is struggeling a bit but is the best Russian beam worker, so that's something. Ilyankova continues to be a bars specialist winning the Euros bars title today. Akhaimova is coming into her own on vault and floor. Spiridonova is still a bars specialist and continuing to compete. Eremina has had back surgery as well last year and is slowly coming back. Nabieva and Tutkhalyan are competing for their local teams. Sadly, Alexeeva has decided to end her career in the national team and is focussing on college (Stanford). Komova seems to have retired for good. Afanasyeva is now a choreographer at Round Lake!

    The juniors are very promising, though. Listunova (2005), Urazova (2004), Gerasimova (2004) and Astafyeva (2004) won Jesolo gold over the Americans!
    Ah I wish I had thought about that name myself

    Well, some good and bad news. I will miss Komova, she was such a gorgeous gymnast. I don't know if we are ever going to see that kind of talent now that difficulty -even messy- is the only way to win gold. But she has struggled so much, I understand why it became too hard for her to continue. I hope she is happy now and maybe, she'll become a coach one day .
    I'm glad to read that Afan is also sticking around especially if it's to create routines for the team. Her 2011 and 2012 are amongst my all time favorites.
    I have some catching up to do. Komova loosing in London broke my gymnastics heart and the domination of Biles in Rio broke it even more. Even Musty winning her second olympic gold could not save those games for me. I'll see if the new promising juniors will catch my interest.

    Do you know what happened to Grishina as well ? And Belokobylskaya ? Last time I heard she was doing ballet. Wonder is she made it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eleanor View Post
    Ah I wish I had thought about that name myself

    Well, some good and bad news. I will miss Komova, she was such a gorgeous gymnast. I don't know if we are ever going to see that kind of talent now that difficulty -even messy- is the only way to win gold. But she has struggled so much, I understand why it became too hard for her to continue. I hope she is happy now and maybe, she'll become a coach one day .
    I'm glad to read that Afan is also sticking around especially if it's to create routines for the team. Her 2011 and 2012 are amongst my all time favorites.
    I have some catching up to do. Komova loosing in London broke my gymnastics heart and the domination of Biles in Rio broke it even more. Even Musty winning her second olympic gold could not save those games for me. I'll see if the new promising juniors will catch my interest.

    Do you know what happened to Grishina as well ? And Belokobylskaya ? Last time I heard she was doing ballet. Wonder is she made it.
    I found Komova pretty annoying last year, tbh. Which is sad, because she's such a wonderful gymnast. But she hyped her comeback like it was the greatest thing ever, and then just didn't deliver and acted like a child when Alexeeva (who was better) made the teams over her, throwing in the towel, saying she was mistreated. Not a very graceful ending to her competitive career sadly....

    Grishina's story is super sad. She had good Euros in 2013, but then struggled. She got married and had a child. Then her mother took all her cars, her money and her apartments (which Grishina all got awared from the state due to her Olympic medal). She had to live in a motel room with her husband and child. Eventually she went on TV to get her story out there and sued her mother to get the money and property back. They settled with Grishina getting one apartment and her car back (no money or other property originally being hers). Grishina said she agreed to it, because she wanted the fight to be over with and simply a place to live in. Such a tragic turn of events.

    Yes, Belo went into ballett. I'm not sure what became of her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    Yeah, and as with any artistic sport, mens gymnastics isn't considered 'masculine' enough by the general populace and sponsors.
    That's so puzzling. Is it because of its English name? Because where I'm from nobody considers men's gymnastics to be an artistic sport. I just came back from the arena with my brother, a dude in his early thirties, who repeated over and over how gymnastics is "a queen of all sports".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rissa View Post
    That's so puzzling. Is it because of its English name? Because where I'm from nobody considers men's gymnastics to be an artistic sport. I just came back from the arena with my brother, a dude in his early thirties, who repeated over and over how gymnastics is "a queen of all sports".
    Edwin's statement is a broad generalization and as such is neither true nor false. Saying men have trouble finding sponsors or an audience for their sport because of a lack of masculinity is plain wrong though. There are a million other reasons for that (like that the judging is complicated and hard for a layman to understand, that there aren't 80 competitions a year like there are NBA games, etc.). If anything, it's way harder for the ladies to make a career out of gymnastics and find sponsors since their careers are so ridiculously short (though it's gotten better).

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