The Gymternet 25th Of June

This will more than likely be my last Gymternet post for a while, because i’m leaving in 3 days to the Gealtacht. (For the non-Irish fans of the blog- a gealtacht is an area usually in the west coast of Ireland where Irish is the spoken language of the people, Irish students usually aged between 14 and 18 go and spend 3 weeks with their friends living in a house in this area to learn the language. It’s good fun and I cannot wait.) I will have limited internet access (Internet for about 2 hours a day) But, I won’t be writing any blog posts myself.

However, my lovely contributors Maegan and Courtney will still be writing here, so the blog won’t be empty while i’m gone!

Anyways, here’s the news from the Gymternet this week.

Mckayla Maroney has been a favorite to make the Olympic team for quite some time now,  but her injury from warm ups on day 2 of Nationals seems to have set her back a lot more than USAG is letting on.  She has to miss a full week of training due to a concussion. The Gymternet is starting to wonder, If Mckayla is not ready for trials, but proves she can be ready for the Olympics, can she petition straight onto the team?

Gym Truth Teller talks about it here: http://gymtruthteller.wordpress.com/2012/06/23/the-curious-case-of-mckayla-maroney/

And here’s Lauren Hopkins ’15 in 15: Mckayla Maroney’  from The Couch Gymnast: http://www.thecouchgymnast.com/?p=6762

Its one week away from the naming of the team and everyone is predicting! Bekah from getagripgymblog.blogspot.com has taken a much closer look at the Trials qualifiers and their execution scores. You’ll be surprised. http://getagripgymblog.blogspot.ie/2012/06/lets-talk-about-execution-baby.html

And here on this blog, I’ve posted some predictions from April, funny to see how everything changed. Although, I’m quite proud of my team! https://flippingolympics.wordpress.com/2012/06/24/olympic-teams-predictions/

Another team prediction from GetAGripGymBlog: Who Takes The 5th Spot? http://www.getagripgymblog.blogspot.ie/2012/06/who-takes-5th-spot-based-on-season.html

The British Championships took place this weekend and FullTwist have results and video from WAG event finals: http://fulltwist.net/british-championships-wag-event-finals/

A report on AA finals at the British championships from the couch gymnast: http://www.thecouchgymnast.com/?p=6764

Now, away from the Seniors and the Olympics for a moment! Triple Twist have an interview with Laurie Hernandez the up and coming USA junior!: http://tripletwistgymblog.blogspot.ie/2012/06/laurie-hernandez-interview.html

 

Visas Predictions. (Dont hold me to these)

So nationals are on this weekend people. I don’t know what I’m more excited about. Bad Leotard, scary amanars or crazy ass commentators!
This will be the last competition I’ll get to watch in full, because I’ll be away all Summer with basically no internet access.
Yup, I’m missing the Olympics.
Yup, I’m pretty pissed about that.
Yup, I’m missing the announcement of the Olympic team. But ill find out.

Okay, so we all know Jordyn will win the AA, Kyla Ross or Aly Raisman will finish 2nd and maybe Sarah Finnegan could finish up the top 4.
Gabby will have at least one fall. (Don’t hate. I don’t want her to fall either, but it probably will happen. Face it.) But she’ll win Uneven bars and Tim will say “this is where she makes the team” so it’ll all be okay.
Nastia will… Who the hell knows what Nastia will do?
Mckayla will win vault
Alicia will come 2nd/Last. (Does anyone else in the USA train a second vault, ANYBODY??)
Aly Raisman will awkwardly dance her way to another floor title. Closely followed by my favourite Sarah Finnegan Of course.
Rebecca Bross WILL land her Patterson. (POSITIVE THINKING PEOPLE)
And finally, Tim will say rude things, Elfie will say mean things and Al will say down right stupid thing.
Happy Nationals. May the odd’s be ever in your favour.

Don’t Count Russia Out.

Russia are USA’s biggest rivals for the team title in London. Using scores from competition, we’ll see how close these teams really are.

Team USA: Jordyn Wieber, Alexandra Raisman, Gabrielle Douglas, Rebecca Bross, Mckayla Maroney
Team Russia: Viktoria Komova, Alyia Mustafina, Anastasia Grishina, Ksenia Afanasyeva, Tatiana Nebieva

 

 

Vault:
USA
Wieber- 16.000
Raisman- 16.000
Maroney- 16.100
Total: 48.1
Russia
Mustafina: 15.666
Komova: 14.533
Nebieva 15.466
Total: 45.665

USA Lead By: 2.435

Bars
Russia
Komova- 15.733
Mustafina- 15.300
Nabieva- 15.133
Total: 46.166

USA
Bross- 14.933
Wieber- 14.8
Douglas- 15.150
Total: 44.883

USA Lead by 1.52

Balance beam.
USA
Wieber- 15.233
Raisman- 14.933
Bross- 15.2
Total: 45.366
Russia
Komova- 15.4
Mustafina- 15.033
Grishina- 15.033
Total:45.466

USA lead by: 1.052

Floor
Russia
Grishina-14.988
Mustafina-15.033
Afanaseva-15.133
Total 45.154
USA
Raisman- 15.0
Wieber- 15.0
Bross- 15.233
Total: 45.233

And the Winner is: USA who win by1.131
(if all my maths is correct)