Aliya has now matched the illustrious Svetlana Khorkina for the number of national all around titles she has won (previously 2009, 2012 and 2013) although Khorkina’s career wins were accrued over a longer period of time – 1993, 1995, 1997, and 2002.
… Mustafina shows much promise for the coming year if she can build on her early year training and continue to develop. She looked especially strong on beam and floor, but suffered a deduction on bars, where she competed her 2011 routine but suffered a deduction when she hit a landing mat with her feet.
Mustafina’s Moscow team mates Alla Sosnitskaya followed her closely into second place all around, and Anastasia Grishina, who performed mostly watered down routines and didn’t look very happy, managed to win the bronze medal.
Click PLAY or watch her cautious Beam routine on YouTube.
Aliya said she wanted to use this meet to get back to routine shape. I’m thinking it worked.