2000 Hoop Routine by Lido Vinogradna

Tamara Erofeeva Collection

Starting position

For this routine, Erofeeva likes to wear a brillant purple leotard, which is often seen in major competitions. (eg Olympics). The 2000 routine is practically the same as Tamara used in 1999, but there are some new elements and interesting catches. This routine is perfect in technique view, especially the amazing catches. work with apparatus. Everything is splendid and stunning. Tamara seems to show lots of emotions while performing on hoop. It seems like the dynamic music duits Tamara very well. 

Tamara begins by placing her feet on the hoop. (notice the photo?) Erofeeva's back does not touch the carpet, but her head and hands do, thus creating a superb starting position. As the routine starts, she uses her right leg to drop the hoop down. Simultaneously, when hoop is falling, the body squeezes through it. Watch what's coming next. Tamara's left leg appears in the middle of the apparatus (which already fall down), without touching it! Tamara executes some interesting moves on the floor, her hands take the apparatus and stands in the vertical spagat. After some moments, Tamara put the hoop on the floor and her left leg starts to turn it. At the same time, she stands in vertical spagat again. It is indeed an original and commendable move. Following that, her hands grab the turning hoop and moves to the opposite aisle of the carpet, where she performs some nice pirouettes. Please note that she is in fact holding the hoop above her head.

When the pirouettes end, one of her legs goes through the hoop and come in contact with it. Furthermore, she moves backwards and changes the positions of the leg to the opposite ones. It combines the music perfectly. Tamara stands in vertical spagat, without releasing the hoop, which Yerofeeva throws and goes through her whole body. Tamara returns to her normal position and catches the apparatus. She makes a very high leap from the centre of the carpet and it really seems that one appears in the corner through one leap only! In the corner she does pirouettes and then stands again in the vertical spagat. Her hands are in front of the body and she turns the hoop on her hands, and then does a roll. So hoop appears in the other hand of the gymnast Then Erofeeva throws the hoop, leaps diagonally and catches the apparatus by leg in the other corner. Tamara stands in normal position for some moments, then she stands in the vertical spagat and her face kinda says "I've done it"! 

Erofeeva throws the hoop again, swiftly catches it and leaps forwards. Erofeeva holds her hoop like that, that the body goes through it in the leap. then she does some pirouettes. Next Tamara turns the hoop around herself and throws it Tamara catches it and starts to turn it on the hand. The Tamara put the hoop on her leg and it turn horizantally. After that she throws it and catches after 2 illusions, But the apparatus doesn't stay in Tamara's hands for a lot, she rolls the hoop before herself and takes after it. Then she takes it, throws again, makes a walkover and catches it standing on the knees. Then Yerofeeva again rolls it and when it is on returning way, her legs throws the apparatus forwards. Then Tamara makes 2 rolls and catches the really flying hoop in this routine. Then Tamara moves diagonally while turning the apparatus around. She makes the last throw and leap in this routine. Tamara put the leg in the middle of the hoop. Her leg is on the knee and her hand stretched up.


Theme from Enemy of the State

Major scores:

1999 Worlds: 9.900 - 4th
2000 Deventer Cup: 9.983 - 2nd
2000 Europeans: 9.850 - 8th
2000 Olympics: 9.750 - 6th
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