A random girl's random gymnastics ramblings.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Who Did It Best?

WHO DID IT BEST?

A. The sultry and shoeless Aliya Mustafina.


Pardon the watermark, as it is quite fugly. 


B. The lithe and extension-clad Nastia Liukin.


C. The virginal, nuggety Shawn Johnson.


D. Our newest entrant, totally not a vampire Catalina Ponor.


If you answered any of the above, you would be wrong.  The correct response is secret answer E.  I have no clue who this is, but she's doing it right. 



31 comments:

  1. Given the fact Musty's nips are out she loses.

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  2. liukin's flexed wrists eliminate the selfish bitch immediately. shawn looks ridiculous in that position, and the position aliya is in is weird, although she would look pretty doing the leg behind position. yes, d is the best

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  3. Let's she D do a Double Double, triple twist , Amanar, or a DLO! That bitch would be dead;) lol

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  4. Going with Nastia, that is gorgeous...and I am not a fan. D is actually wrong too from a ballet perspective.

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  5. being from europe and so not concerned about nipple or no nipple (we just don't care...) i'm all in for musti.

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  6. D is Hannah Whelan of GB

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    1. I think these are Hannah Whelan photos you are thinking of. The image above is of a dancer - she is in pointe shoes,
      https://p.twimg.com/AtGTCT5CAAE2qEA.jpg

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    2. Wow, those are gorgeous. I think Whelan wins!

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  7. Shawn appears to be in a tampon commercial, so not her. Nastia looks like she stole her hands from the Wicked Witch of the West, so clearly not her. I'm not clear exactly why there is a ballet-dancer in the mix, so I'll go with Mustafina!

    Also, anonymous at 12:08, let's not get all aggressive about the gym vs. ballet thing. No, a ballerina cannot do an amanar, but nor can a gymnast (or not one from the last 20 years, anyway) interpret music with the grace and elegance of a ballerina. They clearly have different functions, and I doubt either has any desire to be the other, so leave it.

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  8. Mustafina FTW!

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  9. http://www.annedeniau.com/data/photos/58_1new__REPETTO_pub_Danser001.jpg

    http://i712.photobucket.com/albums/ww130/dgilbertfan/2012/dorothee_repetto.jpg

    I love these!

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  10. Nastia wins this round!!

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  11. A toss up between Musty and Nastia

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  12. Nastia!!!! GORGEOUS!!!!!

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  13. Nastia's broken wrists wreck the line.

    Why did her world champion rhythmic gymnast mom never say while standing in the kitchen or something, "hey sweetie, you know, you are a beautiful gymnast, wonderful line, grace, etc...Really you come by in naturally........BUT, you need to fix those f*cking broke a$$, raggedy, crooked, claw like wrists - then you'll be perfect!" ?

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    1. THIS...it isn't like her Mom wouldn't ever notice it.

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  14. Wheelan.

    Who the hell photographed Mustafina, and why did they cut her hand off? It's a a basic rule of photography: don't amputate your subject!

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  15. Whelan for the win, those photos are beautiful. It's not the same pose but this pic of Australian gymnast http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/531417_355540531153753_127927163915092_959949_1965337974_n.jpg Ashleigh Brennan is beautiful too.

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  16. Shawn actually looks the best out of the top 3. Best overall line, tension, and completeness of pose. She just gets discounted because she's short and stereotyped as a power gymnast. (Love the "virginal, nuggety" though. Got my laugh for the day)

    Last photo's beautiful, and Mustafina's is nice. Nastia, fix your freaking wrists already.

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  17. Nastias fugly flexed wrists ruins the photo. Love the pose though. Gotta go with mustafina even tough her boobs are about to fall out. Her pose is beautiful!

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  18. E is the best answer

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  19. Nastia wins. However, her wrist are a problem.

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  20. Catalina Ponor is not a vampire u assholes.Catalina Ponor is God of gymnastics.It is sad u U.S.A. hate on us Romanians.P.S. Romania don't have facebook.com in Romania.So tell all your lies u want cuz your time will come when u come face 2 face with the real God.And U.S.A. posted rude lies by calling Catalina Ponor a whore.And I am a Catalina Ponor fan for life.Take care to the nice women and men that post nice words on the internet.God bless Romania.

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    1. Romanians, they take everything quickly, seriously, and rage the shit out of it don't they?

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  21. Dear Anonymous who thinks we Americans hate all Romanian---I cheer for your gymnasts every olympic cycle! Catalina's consistently talented, and the retired Ana Porgras was amazingly graceful. So sad she retired.

    Of the photos, I say Aliya.

    Also, tell me I'm wrong on this but I SWEAR they photoshopped Nastia's knees. Liukin is an incredible superhuman gymnast but she has crazy hyperextended knees that seem to fold backwards when her legs are straightened. I noticed it every time she did a bar routine handstand. I see it a little in the curve up to her kneecap (compared to Shawn) but mostly these knees look too normal (sorry to point out a ridiculous detail but I come from a ballet background. We notice everything. Even the stupid things--crazy insteps, shoulder height, arches, etc).

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  22. i really like mustafina's picture.

    her boobs arent about to fall out jeez. you can barely even see it unless someone points it out.

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    1. Exactly what i thought, i just wish she had a different expression on her face..she looks to serious.

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  23. Don't know about Cata. I can hardly see ANY part of her legs.

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