Nationals Night One Recap And Team Prediction

YEAH YEAH I KNOW, I KNOW. Its been like 24 hours, but do you know what time it was in Ireland when this was live? silly o’clock. THATS WHAT TIME IT WAS.

So,  I just finished watching, and this it what I have to say.

FUCK YEAH GABBY DOUGLAS.

She hit. she damn hit, she had a couple wobbles. but she stayed on.

Shes tied for for first place with Jordyn Wieber after night one. This is American Cup Revenge.

I’ve been thinking alot about who’s going to make the team, and this is what I came up with:

1: Jordyn Wieber I don’t even have to explain this.

2. Aly Raisman her beam, vault and floor are all valuable to the USA.

3. Gabby Douglas because shes proven herself on all four events but mostly because of her bars.

4. Mckayla Maroney Nationals have proven how much better her amanar can score compared to other USA girls. that 3-4 tenths is very important. plus, her floor is looking better!

That leaves one more member of the team, I’m pretty sure this person is going to have to have a good bar routine and possibly a good beam/floor. I’m guessing Martha will either kick Bars in the butt and aim for higher scores on floor and beam instead (Sarah Finnegan) or focus on bars (which with those four girls is pretty weak, apart from Gabby) If they choose to make this forth person a bar worker I’d narrow it down to:
Nastia – we haven’t seen a good routine at all from competiton but her training videos are awesome and she could be the 3rd beam worker for team finals (Jordyn, Aly, Nastia)

Rebecca  – Rebecca is pretty much on the same boat as Nastia, although her beam is not up to any sort of Olympic level. either she takes the patterson out, or she gets out.

Bridget – Bridget surprised everyone by having a pretty good bar routine last night, although her beam wasn’t up to scratch. And what this team needs is a 3rd beam worker and 3rd bar worker.

Kyla – Kyla fits this perfectly. Her bars are clean and high scoring and beam is a great event for her. out of the 4 girls I listed here, I think Kyla is the most likely.

But, the competition is not over yet.

One more day and we will find out our national champion and everything could change.

 

Lessons Learned From Jesolo.

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!

USA Dominate Jesolo

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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).Image

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)Image

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