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Favorite Routines: Sui Lu Balance Beam

This week on Favorite Routines I'm featuring Chinese Gymnast, Sui Lu on balance beam at the 2011 World Championships.

Sui Lu was having a great competition at the World Championships. While her teammates had small inconsistencies throughout the competition, Lu* kept her composure
and helped her team score the bronze medal, just edging out Romania. Lu's routines had been rock solid from qualifiers to event finals and the beam was her time to shine. She qualified for the beam and floor finals, qualifying in 2nd place on both events.

Lu came out with all guns blazing so to speak, delivering a near flawless routine and scoring a 15.866 out of a possible 16.600 (6.6 D score, 9.266 E score).  The Chinese are known for their artistry in their work and this routine is no exception. Lu combines the delicate artistry synonymous with the Chinese and powerful tumbling.

Lu went on to win the silver medal on the beam in London behind teammate, Deng Linlin.

Here is Sui Lu's World Championship Beam Routine:

That's all for now, kids. Tune in for more blog installments!
*Note in Chinese, the family name is listed before the given name. Lu is the given name and Sui is the family name.

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