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Russian Junior Championships Event Finals

April 3, 2011

First, I love how the official results have started calling Anastasia Grishina just “Grishina” and Anastasia Sidorova “Sidorova,” but everybody else still gets a first and last name. It’s like this fluff about Shannon Miller not being just “Shannon” like Olga, Nadia and Mary Lou. Except these girls have the same first name, so obviously they can’t both be “Anastasia.”

Vault
1. Anastasia Sidorova- 14.275
2. Anastasia Grishina- 14.2
3. Anna Rodionova- 13.763

Bars
1. Anastasia Grishina- 15.25
2. Diana Elkina- 13.65
3. Kristina Sidorova- 13.55

Beam
1. Anastasia Sidorova- 15.075
2. Anastasia Grishina- 14.325
3. Anna Rodionova- 13.3

Floor
1. Anastasia Sidorova- 14.875
2. Anastasia Grishina- 14.6
3. Kristina Sidorova- 13.975

Click here for full results and here for pictures of the medallists.

Sidorova dominated vault, beam and floor in the junior division as she did in the all around, although her vault must be going down the drain if it is only .75 better than Grishina’s. Grishina’s 1 1/2 may be better, so hopefully that is why their scores are so close. I want Sidorova to get an Amanar down by next year, and her scores don’t seem to indicate that it will be possible. It looks like she hit the floor routine of her life, but faltered a bit on beam. Sure, it’s a good score, but she scored over 16 yesterday. It is notable that despite winning three events, she would not have beaten Grishina if this was the all around. In fact, she would have lost by over a point. Her bars will likely never be good enough to make her one of Russia’s all arounders at a major event. Grishina, despite being weak on vault, is much more balanced. It’s too bad she keeps missing beam, because that was what I loved about her when I first saw her. These two are clearly the top two Russian juniors, although Kristina Sidorova and Anna Rodionova have been decent at this competition. I believe they can send three gymnasts to EYOF this year, so it will be interesting to see which of those girls accompanies Grishina and Sidorova, assuming they pretty much are locks for the first two spots.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Cecile permalink
    June 14, 2012 7:44 PM

    Is Kristina Sidorova “Sidorova”‘s sister?

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