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Russians at Zakharova Cup

June 13, 2008

I watched with some dismay the underwhelming performance of Russian Irina Isayeva at the underwhelming 2008 Stella Zakharova Cup.

Isayeva was one of the stars of the Russian junior class that was going to revitalize its program around 2005. She had a solid coming out party at the 2006 European Championships but spent much of last year injured.

Irina Isayeva, 2008 Zakharova Cup, Floor Exercise:

Slightly better was the performance of Alonya Zmeu, which included this stylish Pink Panther floor routine. Don’t see either of them on the Russian Olympic team, though.

Alyona Zmeu, 2008 Zakharova Cup, Floor Exercise: