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PostSubject: Old Favorites as Young Gymnasts   Thu Jun 03, 2010 3:49 pm

I thought it might be fun to start a thread with some of our favorite old school gymnasts when they were juniors or before they achieved their fame.

I'll start off with a couple from Daniela Silivas.

Floor (1983, age 11):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iA8Bbl2R74c&feature=related

The video quality isn't the best on this one. But she really sells this routine. Gymasts today can learn from this routine.

Beam (1984, age 12):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHrTEK-HAOM

I really like the sequence of 4 back handsprings in a row to a scale.
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PostSubject: Re: Old Favorites as Young Gymnasts   Thu Jun 03, 2010 9:09 pm

Loved the Silivas videos.

Here you have Khorkina's junior bars:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpneprDh5S4&feature=related

Little Yang Bo on FX 1987
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqJP92s54hA
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PostSubject: Re: Old Favorites as Young Gymnasts   Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:28 am

Here is a bitty Mostepanova:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CR6bwUBTLY&feature=related
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PostSubject: Re: Old Favorites as Young Gymnasts   Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:33 am

VityaFan wrote:
Here is a bitty Mostepanova:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CR6bwUBTLY&feature=related

Awwww, she was so cute! Very Happy And the Rimsky-Korsakov was well chosen music.

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PostSubject: Re: Old Favorites as Young Gymnasts   Fri Jun 04, 2010 10:57 am

Ekaterina Szabo at around age 13

1980 beam (exhibition):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrDLbsto0WI&feature=related

Yelena Sazonenkova at age 11 or 12

1985 Floor
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpYtJfNFrqc

Sazonenkova's junior floor has more artistry than today's routines. Sigh!
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PostSubject: Re: Old Favorites as Young Gymnasts   Fri Jun 04, 2010 4:57 pm

thepianist wrote:


Awwww, she was so cute! Very Happy And the Rimsky-Korsakov was well chosen music.

Agreed Smile
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Sazonenkova's junior floor has more artistry than today's routines. Sigh!
Absolutely.


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PostSubject: Re: Old Favorites as Young Gymnasts   Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:45 pm

Fixed that quote for you. Wink

And what's more, it seems like the gymnasts—even juniors—had an excellent ear for music. Every FX element interprets the music rather than existing for it's own sake. Today, it seems like the music (if you can call some of it that) is merely background music rather than being part of the routine.

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PostSubject: Re: Old Favorites as Young Gymnasts   Fri Jun 04, 2010 6:38 pm

Thanks! haha - I am not sure what happened there, I guess I deleted to wrong part. Smile

I agree about the music. I wonder why feeling the music doesn't seem to be important to gymnasts anymore. It is as if they just pick some nice background music to tumble to. Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Old Favorites as Young Gymnasts   Fri Jun 04, 2010 6:42 pm

VityaFan wrote:
Thanks! haha - I am not sure what happened there, I guess I deleted to wrong part. Smile

I agree about the music. I wonder why feeling the music doesn't seem to be important to gymnasts anymore. It is as if they just pick some nice background music to tumble to. Rolling Eyes

Well actually, you deleted the right thing, but you failed to remove this:

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That confuses the forum software into displaying a quote from me as being said by you.

As to the music, I'm guessing the ever growing chase for higher difficulty means that musicality goes out the window. But I'm headed off topic...

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PostSubject: Re: Old Favorites as Young Gymnasts   Sun Jun 06, 2010 6:57 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DCie-z1on0&feature=related


Natalia Ilienko on Bars in 79 (Chunichi Cup), nice work for a girl born in 67!




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTKGss4UEjs

Here on Floor at the '80 World Cup.
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PostSubject: Re: Old Favorites as Young Gymnasts   Fri Jun 11, 2010 6:58 pm

Henrietta Onodi in 1986 at the Kraft International, she was 12 years old!

On Bars:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gENoKjFn-sU


On Vault:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9azkRoX7SeU


On Beam:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njO-OCFsejw

On Floor:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60kK9AFfIkw
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PostSubject: Re: Old Favorites as Young Gymnasts   Fri Jun 11, 2010 7:15 pm

How cute! And excellent as well. Smile Amazing discipline to be able to bounce back and stick that BB dismount after the fall.

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PostSubject: Re: Old Favorites as Young Gymnasts   Sat Jun 12, 2010 6:35 am

Thanks for posting those routines from Onodi. At age 12 she had more artistry than gymnasts do today. Her beam routine was especially well-choreographed.
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PostSubject: Re: Old Favorites as Young Gymnasts   Sat Jun 12, 2010 2:51 pm

Alla Misnik was a strong competitor of the mid 80's.
Here is a video from the '81 Euroepan, Alla was 14 y old.




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkxHZtsIVIA
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PostSubject: Re: Old Favorites as Young Gymnasts   Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:52 pm

Svetlana Boginskaya in... 1985!

On Beam:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3EhZ5JnFCc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZap2MJwGsE


On Bars:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63b_3Jvq8ow


On Floor:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glROF7zx-Ak


On Vault:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLALHyGR0Wk
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PostSubject: Re: Old Favorites as Young Gymnasts   Thu Jun 17, 2010 4:10 am

Ozrussia wrote:
Svetlana Boginskaya in... 1985!

On Beam:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3EhZ5JnFCc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZap2MJwGsE


On Bars:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63b_3Jvq8ow


On Floor:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glROF7zx-Ak


On Vault:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLALHyGR0Wk

Wow, those were fun! Smile

However, is it just me, or does it sound to you guys like the music on the FX was dubbed in after the fact. Almost like the choreo had nothing to do with that [rotten] music. Suspect

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PostSubject: Re: Old Favorites as Young Gymnasts   Wed Jul 07, 2010 5:45 am

I have a cute pic of a bitty Yurchenko (it's my avatar at IG Laughing ). Anyone know of any vids of her from that time?

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PostSubject: Re: Old Favorites as Young Gymnasts   Thu Jul 08, 2010 3:02 am

Oh yeah, here's the pic:






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PostSubject: Re: Old Favorites as Young Gymnasts   Sun Jul 11, 2010 7:15 pm

thepianist wrote:
Oh yeah, here's the pic:






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Nice pict!! Thanks for sharing it.
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PostSubject: Shannon Miller   Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:20 am

Here is little Shannon on floor at 11.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2Dl787wkrY

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