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.
- Tagged 2012, Aly, Championships, douglas, gabby, Jordyn, karolyi, Kyla Ross, martha, Nationals, Olympics, raisman, Sarah Finnegan, Visa, wieber
It may never, ever happen but lets not say we didn’t try.
here’s what YOU can do.
Step one: Sign this petition; https://www.change.org/petitions/usa-gymnastics-usag-olympic-selection-committee-steve-penny-allow-gymnast-chellsie-memmel-to-compete-at-the-national-championships#
Step two: Email Steve Penny; firstname.lastname@example.org and let him know how you feel.
Step three: Share this blog post, and share the petition, let everyone know about this.
Lets get Chellsie the respect and dignity she deserves after her many years faithfully serving USA gymnastics.
- Tagged Chellsie, Classics, Denied, gymnastics, karolyi, martha, Memmel, Nationals, Petition, secret, USA
The USA, as expected, brought home more than their fair share of medals this week at Jesolo.
But what have we, and most importantly, Martha and the selection committee learned from Jesolo?
You want to know? Well lucky you! I’ve packed it all into this little blog! Your welcome!
1. Sarah Finnegan
if this kid wasn’t already an olympic contender, she is now! Giving solid performances all weekend! Did u see her Mitchell turn on beam? She may not have had it full rotated but she made it so elegant they should make that move the ‘Finnegan’
2. Rebecca Bross.
Poor Becca! Her warm ups on Bars were all strong and she didn’t fall! But it was just unlucky that she fell when she did. Her beam was solid and she landed the patterson! I’m still believing she’ll make the team for London. Why? Because she’s Rebecca Bross!
3. Aly Raisman. Her Amanar wasn’t as good as it was at the American cup, it was damn scary! She’s going to hurt herself if she doesn’t get that thing under control soon! But her bars were good (well, better than usual.) But she still needs to point her toes (I hear the judges like that, Aly.) don’t get me wrong, I love Aly and I really want her on the team for London, but her bars just make me sad.
4. Mckayla Maroney:
new floor routine!
I like it!
I had to watch it 5 times this morning to figure out that,yes, I liked it! I liked her old routine too, but this ones fresher and the choreography is more suited to who she is now as a gymnast!
Also, how does she always manage to keep her double back in bounds?! She always looks like she’s going to land out there then BAM! sticks it inside. Crazy shit there, man.
There’s the lessons! Leave your comments below!
- Tagged alexandra, finnegan, jesolo, karolyi, Kyla, martha, mckayla maroney, Olympics, raisman, Ross, sarah, Team, USA
The USA girls were untouchable yesterday in Jesolo winning the all top 3 spots in the All Around.
First-year senior Kyla Ross scored just under 59.850 to win the all around followed by Alexandra Raisman (59.050) and another first year senior Sarah Finnegan (58.650).
Mckayla Maroney finished 4th All Around and scored 16.00 for another amazing Amanar
Kyla Ross had the highest score on the uneven bars (15.050) and Balance Beam (15.500)
New Russian star Anastasia Grishina finished 5th All Around after falling on the Uneven Bars but won floor (14.850)
Rebecca Bross did not compete in the All Around but was strong on Balance Beam and fell on the Uneven Bars.
Lexie Priessman won the junior all-around title (56.950) followed by Italian Enus Mariani (56.000) followed by American Ballie Key (55.650).
In the Senior team competition the USA started with a 62.650 on vault that Russia or Italy couldn’t compete with.
The USA finished with 236.950 followed by Italy 224.250 and Russia (who did not send their strongest team) 217.800
- Tagged bross, falls, finnegan, gold, italy, jesolo, karolyi, Kyla, Maroney, martha, Mckayla, meet, rebecca, Ross, sarah, USA