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Women in the World Video - Gymnast Scores 10. Wow! Options
Hope123
Posted: Monday, January 14, 2019 10:17:06 AM

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https://womenintheworld.com/2019/01/14/u-s-gymnast-katelyn-ohashi-takes-the-internet-by-storm-with-perfect-10-floor-routine/


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Posted: Monday, January 14, 2019 11:05:40 AM

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Really good gymnastic moves, but somehow, I find the artistic presentation of this rather lacking.
Her routine seems to ignore the music in the background, and her rhythm doesn't even match the clapping of the crowd.

This perfect ten from Montreal is one of my faves (along with Olga Korbut's 10.0 on the parallel bars and 9.90 on the floor four years earlier) . . .
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Marek Guman
Posted: Monday, January 14, 2019 11:33:38 AM

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Thanks for sharing. The girls in the audience are doing the routine with her.
ozok
Posted: Monday, January 14, 2019 12:11:29 PM
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...her rhythm doesn't even match the clapping of the crowd...


I would expect the other way around!

'the clapping of the crowd doesn't match the rhythm of her routine.'


ps. Apparently she is 147 cm tall and weighs 35 kg which is perplexing.




just sayin'
Hope123
Posted: Monday, January 14, 2019 9:12:34 PM

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Not quite 5 feet but 77 lb?

With those muscles she has to weigh more than that I would think.

My husband said that she had a broken back and had done something to her shoulders. She found she was not enjoying it when she was working towards the Olympics and so is doing it just for fun now.

I remember Olga.

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Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 8:40:47 AM

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ozok wrote:
I would expect the other way around!
'the clapping of the crowd doesn't match the rhythm of her routine.'

She chose the music, and choreographed the routine to go with it.
The background girls (the ones who are clapping, not waving) are keeping time with the music.
The gymnast isn't keeping time with it.
But, if she's having fun, great!

Part of the sport is artistic. That's part of what the points system is - artistic interpretation.
The rest is skill. She's definitely got skill!

Here's the 1972 floor routine from Olga Korbut, in case anyone hasn't seen it.

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ozok
Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2019 8:26:58 AM
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BBC today wrote:

US college gymnast Katelyn Ohashi's floor routine, which was given a perfect 10, became a viral hit and has been viewed online more than 60 million times in four days.


...and all thanks to Hope123

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just sayin'
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Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2019 8:57:02 AM

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I watched that and was impressed. Ohashi performed that with such skill and enthusiasm.
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