looking at the current generation of ukrainian individuals, you come to wonder how the hell they produced gymnasts like Godunko, Besso, Toma Yerofeeva and Maksymenko over the last decades.
I just can’t stop imagining what could be if Maksy and Godunko were given real chances to work as coaches for the national team..
I love the Ukrainians to death but I’m getting tired of the lack of originality and dynamism in the routine’s building, the poor apparatus handling and the unconsistency.. Godunko and Maksymenko were such fierce performers (even though Alina was also a headcase..) with strong apparatus technique and a unique style. Their experience and expertise could actually help the current team improve.. Especially individuals like Diachenko and Mazur (to me Meleshchuk is a work in progress and I expect her to get better with the years and the experience)
It’s a shame because Ukraine can produce gymnasts with incredible and unique body technique, but that won’t matter if they’re not taught how to catch a ball without both hands