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Bitch Stole My Floor Routine - Bailie Key Vs. Marine Brevet

Having the same floor music as another gymnast is almost akin to wearing the same dress as another girl at the prom.

This week at the World Championships in Nanning, China, a certain pretty blond French gymnast showed up using the same music for her floor routine as a certain prominent pretty blond junior gymnast in the United States.

Marine Brevet of France showed up to the qualification round with a new floor routine choreographed to Lindsay Stirling's "Crystalize" the same music young Bailie Key of the United States uses (or has used this year).

Marine's choreography is beautiful and it matches the music very well. She doesn't have the most difficult tumbling in the world, but she does open with a pretty double layout. She's got beautiful leaps and she does a very nice Memmel turn. I also love this routine because she is the perfect example of how the new floor rules work. She doesn't sit in the corner on one leg and she moves fluidly in and out of her tumbling passes and dances into them.

Young Bailie Key's routine is from the event finals at the Pacific Rim Championships earlier this year. Bailie's not as expressive as Marine, however, her routine is very well constructed and the dance is fitting for young Bailie, who is not the most difficult tumbler, but she clearly is getting boosts in start value from connections from turns and leaps and jumps rather than several really high value skills. The choreography is beautiful and like Marine, it fits with her music.

Bailie will be a senior next year in enough time for her to compete for team USA at the World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland next year.  Will they show up with the same floor routine? So the question remains, who did it better?


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