the Scamanar

Thank God MIOBI is history. Spanny has time to get back to posts like this:

The Amanar. The Scamanar. The Nabievanar. The Maroney. So many names, one single vault.

The vault du jour is of course, the one and only Amanar. Without it, you’re screwed. …

Big Fake Smile – The Amanar: a Breakdown

Click through to compare some of the gymnasts competing that big Vault.

Most everyone agrees there’s been too much incentive.

A bad Amanar (Aly Raisman) outscores an excellent Yurchenko double twist. That’s a bad Code of Points. Or judges who will not penalize poor execution. Or both.

To put it another way, Nellie Kim encourages gymnasts to risk an extra half twist. If they happen to land on their feet, they’ll likely score higher than DTY.

That’s just wrong.

Will this problem be fixed next Code? … We’ll see. 😦

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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