many of the RSG fans, Abramia’s name may sound
unfamiliar. In spite of her brilliant
performances, she has often been underscored and
overlooked by us. A simple routine report by me
would have proven wise.
especially love her ball routine in the 1996
Olympics, often awed by this lovely performance
put up. It may not be technically superb or tough,
but the choreography exhibited truly captures my
music chosen wise is expressive and emotional. The
chimes from the background music (here almost
resembling treble clef) and grave orchestra really
allow one to imagine leisurely and makes one
wonder. It is sad that in Madrid 2001 Worlds, I
see rhythmic gymnasts merely showing their
techniques and fulfilling COPs, perpetually
neglecting, not appreciating their choice of music
instead of performing gracefully. It is no wonder
the artistry mark is so low.
begins with an elegant pose, sitting with her bent
legs opened, hands stretched out and her head
looking up. After beginning with a flexibility
move, she places the ball on her back to execute a
quick scale. Should you doubt her difficulty then,
she opens quickly with her first big throw. After
effecting a split leap (frontal) into a roll,
Abramia catches the ball at her right side with a
great poise and confidence. She gets up with an MG
kick as she rolls the ball down her hand.
she accompanies the gentle music well, bouncing
the ball as she steps backwards gracefully and
gives a large roll of ball across. When the
soothing theme enters, Abramia gradually raises
her free leg to form a vertical balance and then a
spagat as she rolls the ball down again.
Considerably an effective display of balance.
she releases the ball a second time, catching it
as she performs a split ring leap. Her third throw
follows almost immediately after. She executes a
turning split leap and catches the ball
confidently. Not to be outdone, after frolicking
the ball, Abramia throws the ball another time,
executes a few turns and passé pivots (if I am
grabbing the ball, Abramia continues with a
vertical balance into a perfect back flexion. Her
few turns subsequently certainly show her amazing
grace. She persists to show her excellent
execution when she performs a perfect double leg
the emotional music reaches its climax, Abramia
releases the ball, performs a split leap when it
bounces and catches in a double stag ring leap
position. All these precise timings and little
touches do create effects. Another small throw
follows suit, in which she releases the ball and
collects it when she completes an illusion.
Perhaps the illusion can be a little bit better.
the music signals a coming to an end, she shows
her execution with her perfect combination of leg
up pivots into attitude spins (as in P). She
performs so confidently that I can be sure she
must have practiced hard.
the mysterious music chimes, Abramia makes a
complete roll of the ball down her body and vice
versa. Indeed beautiful.
not the best of the best, Abramia has shown her
potential. I suggest gymnasts that have horrible
music and unelegant moves to think some sense
after watching this routine.