Alexandra Merkulova!!! Unfortunately it was confirmed yesterday during the Summer Youth Games in Russia that Merkulova is no longer in the national team :-(. For the ones who don’t know, she had an injury last year and gained some weight which she wasn’t able to loose (she weights 50kg and heights 1.73) , as a result, irina viner dicided to take her out of the national team which is very sad because she is very young and talented. I wish her Good Luck in her future ! :-( bye Merkulova.
Wow, some people at 5’8 and 110 lbs. would be considered underweight in some parts of the world. I wonder what Kanaeva weighed in 2012.
Edited to add: I am 5’8 and when I met her in person she was shorter than me. Her Wiki page says she is 5’6 which is more accurate. She also looked lighter than me (she was wearing jeans), but in leotard photos she looks thicker than me although I’m over 110. It might be her muscle mass distribution and/or thicker leg bones.