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