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)

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Get Ready For The Best Uneven Bars Final Ever!

London 2012 Uneven bars final is gonna be awesome.

almost as good as 2008 with all that ‘Nastia should have won, He Kexin was SOO underage!’ shizzle.

But,

2012 is gonna be better. why?

I’ll tell you why.

We got theeeese girls!

Elizabeth Tweddle

This girls got spunk. and a crazy routine.

Blink and you’ll miss it!

after finishing in 4th in 2008’s bars final (fourth!) she wants her Olympic medal and here is where she’ll get it.

Go Beth! (And happy late birthday if your reading this!)

Aliya Mustafina 

She wants medals. Just look at her!

Her routine is faaaabulas and those connections? she’s been throwing tkachev into Pak Salto with ease!

and look at that face? that face says “i’m going to win”

(its kinda a scary face too)

Viktoria Komova

Dont let that cute little smile fool you. This little firecracker can swing!

The 2010 Youth Olympian and 2011 Uneven bar GOLD medalist is the front runner. Shes sixteen and will be peaking juuuust in time!

already has a move on the bars named after her on the CoP (say whaaaat?)

GOOO VIKA!

Gabrielle Douglas

look how high she is?

we don’t even need to see a picture of her face holding a medal to know shes good just look at the damn picture!

look at that release! a fifth place finished at worlds after alot of errors (kicked the bar…ooohh) Gabbys the best bar worker in the USA right now. (suck on that wieber!)

And finally, the best bar worker in the world right now:

Alexandra Raisman

just kidding.

Lets Talk About Rebecca.

Let’s go back to 2009.
She was the star of USA gymnastics. Pressure for her to continue the WOGA olympic All Around legacy started.
High difficulty and a strength on uneven bars made Rebecca just what USA needed.
A fresh face, a new ‘It Girl’ when the country needed one.
But then go to world championships, where she didn’t win the All-Around like she was expected to do.
A crash on her final floor pass lost it. Did the pressure of what she nearly had scare her?
On to 2010 and finally a national champion. But a new challenge, a russian mountain to climb call Alyia Mustafina. Injury plagued her in the All Around Competition and a fall from the balance beam sealed the deal of only a bronze medal.
Yet again Rebecca fell short of her World Championship expectations.

But she re-mounted the balance beam, Got back in the gym, trained the same skill she fell on. Why? Because she wasn’t finished yet.

Nearly a year later Rebecca came near to ending her gymnastics career at nationals attempting a vault she wasn’t ready for after an injury at 2011 nationals. A dislocated knee that required surgery and she has to sit out the rest of the season. Including worlds.
2012 is the year for Rebecca’s comeback. And so far, she’s doing good. Throwing full difficulty, even with falls, her comeback and strong and powerful, just as you would expect from Rebecca.
But the Question remains, with younger talents coming up in the ranks like Wieber and Komova, Can Rebecca Do the big one and win the All Around in London, when noones expecting it?