The C Score (2.0)

Archive for December 5th, 2008

MostepanovaFan on youtube has posted a great series of video guides to the 2009 Code of Points for beam and bars. A great visual tool for us all as we wind down our time with the 2005-2008 CoP and move on to the 2009 version. Speculation is that the Australian Youth Olympic Festival may be the first major competition to use the CoP in the new year ….

ETA: MostepanovaFan told me that there will be more videos to come — including some stuff on floor and vault! I’ll add them here when they’re up.

Uneven bars:

Mounts:

Beam:

Mounts:

Acrobatic elements:

Dismounts:

MostepanovaFan also has a series of montages of E+ difficulty skills, which you can find on her youtube page here.

In this recent article from Libertatea, it’s revealed that Sandra Izbasa has received a number of tempting and lucrative offers since her return from a successful showing at the 2008 Olympics, including an invitation to compete on the Romanian version of “Dancing With the Stars.”

Izbasa with Forminte after her gold medal-winning floor performance in Beijing

Izbasa with Forminte after her gold medal-winning floor performance in Beijing

Thankfully, Izbasa has declined all of these offers so she can focus on her training. She will be training with the team and celebrating Christmas with them at Poiana Brasov, before returning to Deva for the New Year. Apparently, Nicolae Forminte believes there is a lot of work to do.

On the other hand, Forminte also suggested that Izbasa would make a great TV personality. She certainly has a face made for TV, and I can definitely see Izbasa doing a good celebrity interview ….


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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