International Gymnast Magazine has reported that after the first day of the Russian Cup, omnipresent former Olympic chmapion Yelena Zamolodchikova is in 13th place. If the competition ended today, Zamo as she is lovingly known worldwide, would not be named to the training team that leaves for Siberia at the close of this competition. Luckily for her, she has one more day to prove herself. The problem is, she has to move up four spots in the standings to make that team.

Can she do it?

“Lena is simply not ready,” Rodionenko said. “She has been injured for a long time, and had some other problems. Like everyone she is hoping to go to Beijing. Hope, as they say, is the last thing to die.”  (International Gymnast Online)

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