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Aliya Mustafina vs. Vasiliki Millousi on Beam

The Gymnternet is buzzing with the alleged underscoring of Vasiliki Millousi's beam routine by .2 compared to Aliya Mustafina.

The following video begs the question, was the judging fair?
The gymternet is up in arms because of the judging. The question is always, is the judging biased towards specific gymnasts or countries?



Let's look at the routines.

Aliya Mustafina got a total of 14.133, with a difficulty score of 6.00 and an E score of 8.133

Vasilik Millousi got a total of 13.833, with a dificulty score of 5.90 and an E score of 7.933

The biggest out rage is that Aliya outscored Vasiliki with a fall. But putting myself in a judges shoes. Vasiliki's routine is beautiful. However, Aliya has more difficult connections with acro and dance and Aliya get's beautiful amplitude on her leaps.

However, Aliya nearly fell off the beam and she had several wobbles and weavles along the way. Vasiliki has some bobbles as well, but nothing major. Both routines have artistic merit, but it can be argued that Aliya's routine has much better rhythm and tempo.

What do you think? Was the scoring fair?

Here is the breakdown of their D-Scores for comparison:

Aliya
Stoop through mount (A)
Wolf Jump (A) + Split Leap (A) + Side Somi (D)
Switch Leap 1/2 (D) + Onodi (D) (CV.2)
2 1/2 turn (credited with 2/1 turn) (D)
Forward Aerial Walkover (D) + Back Handspring Step Out (B)
Switch Ring Leap (E)
Aerial Cartwheel (D)
Round-off (B) + Double Tuck (D)

Top 8 Elements
Acro: D, D, D, D, D
Dance: D,E,D
Total = 3.3

Composition Requirements:

One connection of at least 2 different dance elements, 1 being a leap, jump or hop with 180° split (cross or side), or straddle position .5
Turn .5

One acro series, min. of 2 flight* elements 1 being a salto (elements may be the same).5
Acro elements in different directions (fwd/swd and bwd) .5

Dismount D or higher dismount.5
Total 2.5

CV. 2

Start Value 6.0

Vasiliki

Round off Layout Step out Mount (D)
Aerial Cartwheel (D)
Switch Ring (E)
Side Somi (D)
Split Ring (D)
Forward Aerial (D) + Sheep Jump (D) (CV. 2)
Back-Handspring Step-Out (B) + Layout Step Out (C)
Switch Leap (C) + Wolf Jump (A) + Split Leap (A)
Full Turn (A)
Round off (B) + Double Pike (D)

Top 8 Elements
Acro: D, D, D, D, C
Dance: E, D, D

Total = 3.2


Composition Requirements:

One connection of at least 2 different dance elements, 1 being a leap, jump or hop with 180° split (cross or side), or straddle position .5
Turn .5

One acro series, min. of 2 flight* elements 1 being a salto (elements may be the same).5
Acro elements in different directions (fwd/swd and bwd) .5

Dismount D or higher dismount.5

Total = 2.5

 CV. 2

Start Value 5.9


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