The C Score (2.0)

Archive for November 25th, 2008

Anna Pavlova underwent surgery last Thursday in Moscow, and reported to her Web site administrator that it went well. However, as hinted early on by the German media (Pavlova herself would not confirm it until she was diagnosed in Moscow), she did tear two ligaments in her knee.

Tearing a cruciate ligament often requires a six-month recovery period, so there is no way Pavlova will be able to compete in the World Cup Finals in Madrid in December, or even at the early events next year (I’m guessing the American Cup would be a stretch).

UPDATE 6:01 p.m.: Unfortunately, Pavlova told All Sport today that she is not confident about a return to gymnastics:

“I hope, of course, that I’ll be able to return to gymnastics, but I don’t have full confidence in that yet.”

For coverage (in Russian) see here (from Live Sport) and here (from All Sport).

Pavlova is still at the hospital, and says she is waiting to see how her body will react to the procedure. She has not discussed a return to training, and says (as I predicted) that it will not be for at least six months.

My montage of Pavlova’s career, which includes the 2.5-twist beam dismount at this year’s DTB Cup, where she injured her knee, is below. I’m still *hoping* I can update it someday.

For those who don’t know, Pavlova has a (new) Web site.

Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin) to Liz Lemon (Tina Fey), who is considering “dating” a rich agoraphobe named Gavin Volure (played hilariously by the good ole’ Steve Martin):

“You’re gonna work this thing like a Chinese gymnast: wear something tight, force a smile, and lie about your age ….”

If you don’t watch this show, incidentally, you probably should.

According to this article in Globoesporte, Jade Barbosa is happily training in Rio de Janeiro after leaving what she claims was an abusive atmosphere in Curitiba. She was also recently told by doctors that her wrist has good chances for recovery.

She says:

Technically, it is not different from Curitiba, but I am closer to my family and friends, and that makes all the difference.

Sounds like she really has quite the life now, hanging out with the Hypolito siblings, going to the spa, going shopping.

Daniele Hypolito and Jade Barbosa

Daniele Hypolito and Jade Barbosa

I’m happy to hear it. I really like Barbosa, and I’d be very happy to see her back competing soon.

I haven’t really done justice to the Brazilian scandal, but Triple Full has some great stuff on it. Read it here.


About The C Score

First there was A score and B score, now D score and E score. Where is the C score? Right here. In the form of my random thoughts about women's artistic gymnastics.

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