More floor: East vs. West, artistic routines with five passes

They said it couldn’t be done, and maybe it can’t. But China’s Sui Lu comes pretty darn close to doing an artistic floor routine packed with five tumbling passes.

Sui Lu, 2008 Chinese Championships, Floor Exercise:

Sui gave an impressive performance on all events at the recent Chinese Championships, where she was first on balance beam and tied with the great Cheng Fei for gold on floor exercise. Sui keeps this up, she could well land on the Chinese Olympic team.

Chinese floor choreography has really been Westernized since the 2000 Olympic Games. Now, with the new floor routines from Cheng Fei and Jiang Yuyuan, we’re seeing it shift Eastward again.

The Old: Ling Jie, 1999 International Team Championships, Floor Exercise:

The New: Pang Panpan, 2006 World Championships All-Around, Floor Exercise:

The Newer: Jiang Yuyuan, 2008 Doha World Cup Finals, Floor Exercise:

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2 Responses to “More floor: East vs. West, artistic routines with five passes”

  1. Danielle Says:

    OMG she actually looks like she is 4 years old!!!

    very good gymnast… and wayyyy to tiny.

  2. Danielle Says:

    Oh i forgot I was talking about sui lu 🙂

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