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Favorite Gymnasts

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GikiGirl

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I thought it would be fun to say who your favorite gymnasts are on each event. Just a little random thing.

Vault
Simona Amanar, Alicia Sacramone, Vanessa Atler

Bars
Courtney Kupets, Elise Ray (I guess I like Hills!)

Beam
Dominique Moceanu, Shannon Miller

Floor
Lilia Podkopayeva (whole package), Shawn Johnson (tumbling), Oksana Omelianchik (for dance), Lavinia Milosovici (technique)
 
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dannolynn

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Fun idea, Gina! It's so hard for me to pick favorites! Here are a few I like anyway:

Vault
Oksana Chusovitina, Alicia Sacramone

Bars
Nastia Liukin

Beam
Olesya Dudnik, Natalia Ilienko, Nastia Liukin

Floor
Elena Mukhina, Ksenia Semenova, Daniela Silivas, Tatiana Groshkova
 
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Catya

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Vault
Simona Amanar, Daniela Silivas, Liliya Podkopaeva

Bars
Ke Hexin, Olga Korbut, Daniela Silivas, Mo Huilan

Beam
Yang Bo, Olga Korbut, Catalina Ponor

Floor
Olga Korbut, Sandra Izbasa, Andreea Raducan, Liliya Podkopaeva

There are a bunch of others I like too, but the few I listed are my top favorites. My all-around, all-time favorites though, are Nadia Comaneci, Aurelia Dobre, and Maria Olaru.
 
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CoachGoofy

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Well, Chuso is the patron saint of those of us who just won't retire, but event by event:

Vault: Cheng Fei, Alicia Sacramone, Jade Barbosa when she was healthy. Monica Rosu (making an Amanar look easy, wow)

Bars: Mo Huilan, Kim Gwang Suk, Nastia Liuken, ANYONE who does a release combo that makes me rewind and try to figure out what I just saw

Beam: Henrietta Onodi was DIVINE. Also Li Shanshan, when she stays on. Catalina Ponor & Alexandra Eremia. And who could forget Yang Bo? Anna Pavlova when she hits.

Floor: Best. Apparatus. Ever. Anna Pavlova. Cheng Fei. Henrietta Onodi, again, divine. Andreea Raducan. Jiang Yuyan. Some weird amalgamation of Aurelia Dobre & Daniela Silivas would be about perfect.
 
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