event: 2013 worlds

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Worlds 2013 EX RAI Sport

Video by Elena C.

anonymous asked:

I don't get why everyone loves Yao Jinnan. like........what's so special about her?

Oh boy.  If this don’t blow ya mind, I don’t know what will:


But as for what’s so special?  Welp, I mean, I’m not a die-hard Yinnan fan, but I think her 2014 Worlds UB EF routine def has a tonnn of special in it.  The Chinese team is bomb at pirouetting, but that set was like….geez.  And even though this is from a diff year and not even nearly as good as those done in 2014, it still a gif that shows all THREE (and a half) of them:

And she’s just one of those girls who makes seriously hard stuff look seamlessly easy:

And, on a Chinese team, where vault is their notoriously weak event, she’s like, I’m gonna be a bamf and have a basically perf DTY:

But, you don’t hafta like her.  This is your opinion and feels and preferences, and it’s okay to not “get it”.  We all have very different interests.  These are just all the things I admire about her gymnastics.

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Worlds 2013 EX ESP ITA

Video by Elena C.

“Yuzuru had a bad day, and everyone has them, but it’s been consistently happening at the biggest events of the year: Worlds 2013 SP, Olympics 2014 FS, Worlds 2015-2016 FS. Either he needs to arrange his training to peak at Worlds and not at the GPF, or he needs a sports psychologist. Either way, he’s not a head case by any means, I just hope that whatever it is, he can work on it soon.”

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Worlds 2013 FD ESP ITA

Video by Elena C.