The lack of innovation in Women's Artistic Gymnastics is frustrating to me. The same elements have been used for over 20 years now, with the exception of a few (very few) elements that are original. Watching competitions, especially on TV, I can tell what a female gymnast is going to perform before she does it. The two gymnasts who really revolutionized the sport of Women's Artistic Gymnastics like no others, were Olga Korbut and Nadia Comaneci. They both sent gymnastics into a new direction. I think the sport is due for another groundbreaking change into a new direction. Watching optional routines, in my opinion, has become as interesting as watching compulsory routines. Dance on balance beam and floor, has for the most part, been reduced to arm waving and choppy, bottom shaking movements. Too much thought and pause happens before tumbling passes and important beam elements. Uneven bars, although the flight elements may be difficult, is also in need of innovative elements. Nadia's, bar, beam & floor routines were seamless, fluid and graceful. Olga had great expression with original elements, like Nadia, and performed routines with elegance, gracefulness and expressive charm. Gymnastics is a sport with far too many possibilities to have become creatively stagnant the way it has. I'd love to see a change! Women's Artistic Gymnastics could very well make more gains in popularity and participation if and when it does.