World and Olympic Medalist, Aliya Mustafina is hard at work in her new gymnastics home in Penza. She's fixing something that has plagued her fans for so long... her twisting form.
She has recently relocated to Penza to train with famed Russian MAG coach, Sergei Starkin, who is also coach to 2014 Floor World Champion gymnast Denis Ablyazin. Aliya since returning from surgery on her ankle in December, Aliya has been hard at work. Clips have surfaced of Aliya doing conditioning (finally).
Aliya hasn't really had a personal full time coach since Alexander Alexandrov left Russia for the sunny beaches of Brazil, yet somehow, she's coached herself to six World medals, including a balance beam gold in 2013 and five European medals, including her 2013 all-around win and her gold medal on bars. Not to mention her University Games All-Around title, and her bars gold and beam silver.
Today, Aliya posted a video of herself hard at work improving her twisting form. All over the world, the members of the gymternet throw their hands up in delight as this means one thing: no more helicopter legs!
Yes, that's right, no more of this shit:
It's about damn time, woman!