The news via the All Around Gymnastics news is that Viktoriya Komova has captured the Russian Cup all around title after a convincing performance. She was trailed by Aliya Mustafina, who also hit all four apparatus, with some mistakes. According to All Arounds tweets, she missed her leap out of her Arabian and had issues with her turns on floor. In third was the ever-reliable Yulia Inshina, who is looking a favorite for a reserve spot for her consistency.
Top ten. For those who don’t read Russian, let’s give thanks for my meagre language skills. It goes
1. Komova 2. Mustafina 3. Inshina 4, Afanasyeva 5. Pavlova 6. Myzdrikova 7. Belokobylskaya 8. Sidorova 9. Dunaeva 10. Rodionova 11. Polyan
Anastasia Grishina got a 13.800 on bars. Dementyeva only did bars (14.733) and beam (13. 067). Nabieva on vault got a 14.233 and on bars a 14.767.
As ever, there is no video yet- but we can hope for some. Afanasyeva hit floor and beam, the two events where she is most needed, getting great scores on those- especially beam where she can be iffy at times, but had problems on her DY and bars. Maria Paseka sat her Amanar after successfully competing it in team finals (14.533). If she can stand it up in event finals, it is very likely she will be the fifth team member.
Anna Dementyeva had a very rough day, as did Anastasia Sidorova.
With the Amanar under her belt, and no other strong all around contender, it is looking more and more likely that Paseka will join the fab four of Afanasyeva, Grisina, Komova and Mustafina in London.
Apparently you can see a little of the girls competing bars in a clip HERE
Thanks to the All Around on Twitter and Lauren C!