European Championships Preview

Between The Olympics has done some analysis:

Aliya Mustafina is, barring a couple major disasters, a lock for the all around final and the clear favorite for gold. Her extremely difficult routines are not executed perfectly, but they are nearly impossible to beat. …

All Around

… Despite some recent trouble on beam, the overwhelming favorite has to be the 2010 world champion, Ana Porgras.


Beth Tweddle and Aliya Mustafina have been easily the two best uneven bars workers in Europe since last year, with Tweddle always winning out. It is certainly possible that with a new routine with the potential for 7.3 difficulty, Tweddle will continue to dominate. But Mustafina has potential for a 7.1 set, and has been spectacular on bars all season. If they hit, they will easily go 1-2. …


Aliya Mustafina has to be the favorite to take this title. …


I post this immediately before the start of the competition.

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