Melnikova, Tutkhalyan, Mustafina

Angelina Melnikova confirmed her position as Russia’s leading AA gymnast today at the Russia Cup in Penza, taking gold over the two days of competition, ahead of her close colleague Seda Tutkhalyan, and Olympic champion from 2012, Aliya Mustafina. Mustafina surprised by once again falling from her best piece, uneven bars.

‘Russia Cup is primarily a step in my preparations for Rio’, said Mustafina. ‘As a competition, it isn’t that important – I needed to try out my AA as I have not competed or trained it for a long time, including trying out my vault. I met all of my goals, every apparatus went well today, apart from bars. My failure there is because we have only just begun working on a new set of bars that will be used in the Olympic Games. There hasn’t been enough time for me to get used to the way they feel …

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