My excitement for the career of Viktoria Komova is pretty indescribable. She is so talent, UNIQUE, comes from a lineage of gymnasts (her mother competed for the former Soviet Union), and is an intensive competitor who wants to become one of the greats. Love that passion.
I’m excited to see her nail her bhs+layout stepout+arabian combination and I am excited to see her upgrade to a switch ring (was waiting for her to pull out that one). HOWEVER, I prefer the composition of her old BB set (what she competed at the Youth Olympic Games). Don’t get me wrong, her skills are amazing, but there was a better flow to her old set. What happened to the amazing connection of her full turn w/ leg horizontal into front aeriel into sheep jump? Also, I’ll admit it, I’m a fan of the side somi’s :), and I am mad she gave hers the axe! If they take out anything, it should be that split full.. (In my opinion) She isn’t consistent enough at this set yet to compete it…but, got to love that Russian tenacity to throw all the big skills.
Those complaints aside, HOLY SHIT THIS GIRL IS AMAZING. (Pardon my French). Can’t wait to see her at this years worlds. Go Komova!