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Don’t know if Zhenya will stay in 2013, anyway all I concern at this moment is OG London 2012, and Montpellier 2011…after OG 2012 just wait and see, for me…I won’t be so sad if Zhenya decide to retire after OG 2012, I think it’s good for her…but it’s all up to her, I will support Zhenya no matter what!
that event i mentioned below was Derugina Cup 2008 🙂 I understand that WCH and World Cups are 2 different level events and there won’t be scores exaggeration. I said about it remembering previous events and how bad ukrain media talks about russian gymnasts. There newspapers lying about RG events, badmouthing as much as possible Kanaeva, Kondakova. That’s really unpleasant. So that i can imagine what kind of propaganda will be there in Kiev.
@ Tanya, in which event that you mentioned? But Worlds is different, for example Zhenya got very high marks last year in some competitions in Russia (nearly 30)…but her scores were normal in WCH Msocw 2010, she only got two 29+ scores…UKR gymnasts will have home advantage in 2013 worlds of course, but their scores won’t be such inflated like those results in Derugina CUP, and they don’t have Bessonova right now, in this case I am not saying such as Alina Maksymenko is not as good as Bess, but Alina don’t have Bessonova’s reputation, and this is very important in RG.
and By the way, Russian gymnasts won D-Cup AA title in 2010 and 2011, 🙂 Dmitrieva in 2010 and Kondakova in 2011
yes, just can remember Bessonova with dropped ribbon and getting points like 18.6 and Vera sesina with brilliant ribbon and getting points 18.0. that shows a lot.
@Tanya, I think if RUS gymnasts won’t make mistakes then the advantage will still be on the RUS side…
ohh, if it will be in Kiev, i already know that 2013 world champion will be from Ukraine haha i mean, all Derugina’s Cups showed how overscored ukranian gymnasts are there.