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Favorite Routines: Ekaterina Kramerenko; Floor Exercise

For this installment of Favorite Routines I'm featuring Ekaterina Kramerenko of Russia on floor exercise.



Ekaterina was the bronze medalist on the uneven bars at the Stuttgart World Championships in 2007. She was a member of the 2008 Russian Olympic Team (an Olympics the Russian Gymnastics Federation would rather forget). Ekaterina didn't win a medal in Beijing, but nevertheless, her style is beautiful. It's the traditional balletic style of Russian gymnastics. What sets her apart is her sharp movements,  and her light tumbling and stuck landings (for the most part). Ekaterina can also fit the required elements in her routine without completely stopping the rhythm and character of her music or turn prepping for ten million years or standing in the corner on one leg like a flamingo for another hundred years.

For me, this is artistry, it's not necessary ballet, but it's the ability to convey emotions, passion using a medium of expression. For Ekaterina, her medium is her gymnastics.

Rant over. Here is Ekaterina's floor exercise:

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