spelling of Shaposhnikova

Both Shaposhnikova and Schaposchnikova are still to be found in the FIG WAG Code. Has nobody every edited the names in that document?

I often default to the translation used in Wikipedia where folks argue to some consensus.

Natalia Vitalyevna Shaposhnikova (Russian: Наталья Витальевна Шапошникова), (born June 24, 1961), married name Natalia Sout, was a Soviet gymnast, two-time Olympic Champion, Honoured Master of Sports of the USSR. She was born in Rostov on Don, …

On her club website the spelling is Natalia Shaposhnikova, as well. She coaches at Gymnastika in New Jersey.


related – Elena Shushunova and Elena Schuschunova are both still used in the 2020 Code, as well. 😦

Are there others?

NCAA week 1 – Balance Beam Situation

BBS has the most entertaining and informative write-up I’ve seen.

Who had the worst Balance Beam situation of the week?

You MIGHT think it was UCLA with these crazy saves.


But no. It was Georgia. Read the post – WEEK 1 RANKINGS AND NOTES

Bonus shoutouts:

Kirah Koshinski, West Virginia, Vault – 9.925
Koshinski stuck a 1.5 to rank 4th nationally on vault.

Sabrina Garcia, Penn State, Bars – 9.950
Garcia stuck a floated DLO dismount to rank 2nd on bars.

Madeleine Huber, Missouri, Bars – 9.925
A toe-pointy Jaeger and her own stuck DLO earned Huber the #3 ranking