And, I’m going to close out on Miss Russia II. She’s in first place and I expect her to stay there or at least close to there.
It’s been real! :D
Miss Russia II, aka Khorkina II, had two noticeable mistakes with her ribbon routine.
She’s serving disapproval in herself and I’m here for it.
Drunk baby’s mother is finally back, so I can devote some time to liveblogging the rest of this.
Her ribbon routine was good, but I still think her hoop routine was the best.
We’re back! Rotation 4! Let’s get it done!
And, I lost my feed!
Oh, no! Miss Russia II dropped her club. Such a shame. This was the best routine and costume of the entire day, so far.
Miss Cape Verde is me. Miss Cape Verde is you. I love that the crowd is supporting her, for real.
This girl just danced to Prince’s “Kiss” wearing purple and the lady commentator is complaining about song choice.
I would give this girl an extra 5 points for knowing her musical history!
Is Russia I (Yana) the Khorkina of this side of gymnastics? I’m going to stereotype her the Khorkina. She’s fighting to get that gold.
I notice that everyone has their flag sewn into their costumes. I’m assuming this is required. Interesting.
Miss Spain came with her clubs and she conquered. That was a really strong routine or at least looked like one.
I don’t know why, but I’ve really latched on to Shang. She’s probably one of my faves thus far. Her routines have been fun. Also, I think we would make good friends.
Go Shang and Melita!
IMPORTANT: WE HAVE REACHED THE RIBBON PORTION OF THIS COMPETITION!
some people are also using clubs, no one cares
I missed Melitina (Melita according to Google) messing around with this baby. Booo!
We’re back! Because Rhythmic Gymnastics NEVER ends.
Nephew Update: My nephew will NOT go to sleep. He is literally sleep drunk, stumbling around this place refusing a proper nap.
Let me tell you, if I could take a nap right now, I would. I can take a nap anywhere. Really, these babies don’t know what they are missing.
On second thought, I’m going to read PortraitofMmeX’s excellent post on rhythmic gymnastics and try to do this again for finals or team. :D
Oh, thank God! There’s only two rotations on day 1.
Okay, I just cannot, y’all. I can’t. The first 50 routines were sooo pretty. I can’t take 50 more.
Maybe I’ll do this again for the finals if I have time. lol
Thanks for hanging out.
Okay, I’m taking a break and will rejoin during rotation 4. Ya’ll can’t hold me to live blogging this whole thing. I didn’t know what I was getting into!!
Hahaha! Commentators finally call an audience out for clapping off beat.
Don’t clap if you can’t find the beat!
Miss Ukraine’s purple outfit (rotation 2)... yes? I’m thinking yes. Up close? Sort of a mess. On the floor? Amazing.
Miss Korea representing for AKAs with all this pink and green. It looks good on the floor, I think.
I don’t know which soror’s colors are blue and white, but Miss Spain has a lovely leo-dress right now.
Figure skating needs to take some fashion lessons from rhythmic.
This is a long competition. I can’t imagine 4 rotations of floor exercise for each competitor in artistic gymnastics. This is crazy long. lol
Okay, but Melita has the BEST splits and leaps. She’s pushing past 180 on all of them.
I’m stick with her for the medals. I don’t care if she just dropped the ball. I really do like her the best.
Okay, but for real, I want to know what kind of training it takes for these women to basically be one with the hoop/ball? It’s gotta be like some Karate Kid type stuff. They just have so much control and trust, knowing exactly where the apparatus is supposed to be.
It’s really amazing.
This competition needs more Simone Biles.
In the competition between my nephew and this live blog, my nephew is winning.
In the actual Olympic Qualifications, the scores so far are as follows:
1. Miss Russia II
2. Miss Russia I & Melita
4. Miss Korea
You tried Miss Cape Verde. Keep on keeping on, girl.
Miss Russia II is going into the lead. I’m calling it.
I’m rooting for you Miss Cape Verde! You got flexibility and brown paneling that matches your skin color. You on point, girl!
I’m starting to get bored with all these slow songs. This is Brazil! Y’all couldn’t come correct with some samba, some salsa, some something?!?
OMG, my nephew keeps waving at the women when they sit in the kiss and cry area.
Fresh! I’m gonna tell his momma.
Miss Austria just did the coolest move. I don’t know how to describe it, but she was on the ground and sort of back rolled around the ball.
Miss Japan’s toe point is SEVERE.
Is every Eastern European nation up in this piece. Rhythmic must be really popular in the former Soviet territories.
Melita is safe somehow!
I don’t understand what the heck is going on.
Miss Russia out here with gold skin, gold costume, and a gold hoop.
Oh, Melita! I think she just snatched all the medals.
Miss Russia performing like she’s doing this in her sleep.
Unbelievable. My nephew expects me to actually take care of him.
Baby break while I wait for some Russians to get out here.
NOOO! Miss Ukraine is beating Melita! PROTEST!
Okay, Miss Ukraine. You tried to come for my girl Melita, but nope. Your footsie came off. That’s 5 points deduction!
I’ve decided that there is an optimal height for rhythmic gymnasts. If you’re too tall, you look a little clunky. If you’re too short, you don’t have a long line.
5'5.5 is likely the perfect height. Is that Melita’s height? It probably is.
Did I mention I’m also watching my 9 month old nephew while I do this? I’m fully committed to this live blog!
Miss Korea is full of sparkles!
Was Romania a little sloppy with her hoop? Didn’t seem like she had control of it like Melita.
I’m comparing everyone to Melita.
See, I thought Shang was pretty close to Melita, but Shang is in 7th place. I don’t get it.
Is it a requirement that all the women be pretty? Because they are all very pretty.
Even though I have no idea how they judge this sport, you can tell some people are better than others. Some people seem to be more flexible and a bit faster with their routines.
Melita is killing all your faves, right now.
This Melita Stanuta is GOOD. Her leaps are AMAZING! Wow.
I’m picking her to win. Definitely not going to change my mind.
9:34— Just realized that everything I know about rhythmic gymnastics is courtesy of my Get in Shape, Girl! ribbon set.
9:28am— I know eff all about rhythmic gymnastics so you should expect my level of commentary to include the words pretty, gorgeous, flexible, and wow.
Just watched Laura Zeng of the USA. Her outfit is so gorgeous from far away. She is also very flexible.
It’s already started and I’m late!