Highlights for me: Ana Porgras’ floor routine, just amazing. To return from a recent broken ankle to perform and tumble like that is just fantastic. Yuyan’s floor routine, so beautiful and dramatic. Excellent choreography and so good to see a gymnast move to the music and show off her personality through her dance. Bross & Mustafina on bars.
Two really memorable highlights for me were Rebecca Bross’ fall on beam for the most innovative way to attempt to save a fall. The second is Mustafina’s floor. It was just exquisite, she has the power that Porgras can lack sometimes, she also has her elegance and grace, she has excellent choreography like Yuyan, her double arabian was HUGE, her tumbles were smooth, her triple spin was flawless… a true pleasure to watch and as the saying goes “save the best til last” (although someone tell Kim Zmeskal that!)
Gymnastics Examiner: On today’s competitions