Can handstands get any better than this?


Vanessa Zamarripa Bars 2012 NCAA Team Finals


This is absolutely exquisite.  She has ALWAYS shown incredible lines and handstands on bars, but that last handstand has to be one of the very best I have ever seen.  It’s a shame she isn’t showing her great release skills right now, as she has an awesome Tcatchev and Deltchev; instead she’s riding on her flawless form and technique.  When you consider her flexibility, gorgeous lines, and potentially valuable skills (Shaposhnikova, overshoot, release elements, great pirouetting ability), I bet she would be capable of putting together one of the best bar routines in the entire world if she really wanted to.  It’s easy to envision her doing some in-bar stalder work, a beautiful Shaposhnikova-half, and putting together some extremely valuable combinations – similar to some of the world’s best bar workers like Aliya Mustafina, Viktoria Komova, Anastasia Grishina, and Gabrielle Douglas.  With her unmatched execution and technique, she could be stunning here.


What do you say, Vanessa?