Anonymous said: What was the point in Nabieva coming back if she is not really a contender for the would team
I suspect she was specifically asked by either Valentina and her husband or her personal coach to return to the team because there’s such little depth right now. The Russian team sorely needs vaulters as well and that’s one of her better events, so it makes sense to me why it may have been her being begged to return instead of someone like Demy who is objectively much nicer to watch in terms of aesthetics but whose best event is pretty well covered already even with the limited amount of girls available.
Also, she absolutely is a contender for the Worlds team. The recent list of Worlds team members that was released is only a provisional list and will almost certainly be changed by the end of the month.
She’s one injury away from becoming one… and if this fall goes anything like last fall for Russia, there will be injuries
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