Friday, June 29, 2012

US Olympic Trials: Womens Gymnastics Day 1

The Road To London

Day 1 Standings:
1) Wieber 61.700
2) Douglas 61.400
3) Raisman 60.300
4) Price 59.600
5) Ross 59.400
6) Finnegan 59.050
7) Maroney 58.300
8) Dowell 57.250
9) Baker 56.150
10) Vega 56.000
11) Sacramone 30.700
12) Li 28.600
13) Liukin 28.500
14) Bross 27.350

10:57 Ali's whip always scares me on pass #1, I remember when they cut that in team finals at Worlds to save the OOB penalty
10:57 Ali has the highest start value on floor, let's hope she doesn't go out of bounds
10:56 Uh oh Kyla sat down that Amanar. Shouldn't be a huge factor because she wouldn't be asked to vault in team finals
10:55 That was a good floor set from McKayla. She  just showed Martha she can go up on two events in London
10:54 Very locked landing on that first pass for McKayla...her crooked tumbling really scares me
10:52 Gabby is just thrilled with herself...good for her!
10:52 I can't watch Gabby's vault...just a tiny step forward
10:51 Gabby is so freaking muscular!
10:48 Dear Lord Jordyn is on tonight and we know she can be even better!
10:47 I think she just got a little help on that "out of bounds" there but if anybody deserves the benefit of the doubt it's Jordyn
10:46 It's Wieber time on floor. We love this Zumba music!
10:44 Elizabeth Price has been the major standout of this team; she may be in that Olympic conversation right now
10:42 In what world are Bill and Donna Strauss "wonderful people"?
10:39 Oy why did Tim & Elfie have to bring out that heinous velcro board?
10:33 I love Kyla's Phantom routine...I know I'm in the minority; that was a solid set from her
10:28 Gabby just said "Martha-put me up on floor in team finals"
10:27 Gabby makes those jumps out of passes look great; the girl just sells the heck out of this floor
10:27 Let's see which Gabby shows up on floor here
10:25 Just the slightest of hops from Jordyn on beam, that was as close to a stick as you can get
10:24 Some missed connections and some pauses, Jordyn looks tentative on beam
10:24 I love that Jordyn is wearing Red, White, and Blue
10:22 I just love Sabrina, what a sweet little thing. Step out of bounds though
10:16 Alicia is getting up there in age, but let's see her go out with a bang
10:15 Alicia's mount continues to scare the shit out of me, but them again she continues to do it10:14 Totally crooked in the air on that last pass
10:13 Sarah is the sweetest little thing this side of Sabrina Vega; I'm so happy to be seeing some floor routines
10:11 Very uncharacteristic bobble from Ali, almost fell off the beam on that one
10:10 Get it Ali...let's hit this beam set; that part where she lays down on the beam reminds me of ASac
10:08 In Rotation 2: Finnegan won Beam; Wieber won bars
10:04 Not a good day for WOGA at all
10:03 Rebecca jammed her feet into the mat on that dismount and ate it.
10:02 Uh oh, off the beam on a blind landing skill for Rebecca. She needed to beat Ross on beam to improve her stock
10:00 Gabby's mom looks fierce...I'd never cross her
9:59 Gabby makes me so nervous! But good dismount
9:58 Balance check and loss of connection for Gabby on beam
9:53 Things don't look great for Sabrina Vega. She just isn't enough of a standout on any one event
9:51 Aww I love Sabrina Vega, she is just the sweetest little thing!
9:50 Oh no, totally missed the bar! Bars doesn't earn Maroney's ticket to London so it's not a huge issue
9:49 That was cute Wieber fluff!
9:44 Oh no, lost her balance on that leap and a hop on the landing
9:43 She is coming out aggressive right here!
9:43 Get it Nastia! Let's hit this beam set
9:42 The Wiebs had to muscle it a little on that opening bars sequence. Not the prettiest routine, but good stick
9:40 If it can't be like Terin Humphrey, don't do that helicopter move
9:39 I don't like Finnegan's mount, it looks too wobbly and her arms flail too much. Perfect split jumps
9:37 Kyla is showing nerves on the beam--losing connections-but her lines are just to die for. Nice stick!
9:36 I love Kyla's beam mount; awesome strength
9:35 That was all Ali could do....good for her
9:35 Oy Raisman on bars is always rough; nice flexed feet
9:31 Rotation 1: Maroney leads Vault with 16.100; Li/Ross tied for lead on Bars with 15.500
9:27 What on earth is Shawn Johnson wearing? A neon sequined jacket?
9:27 Near stick on the landing
9:27 huge releases from the flying squirrel but then a really muscled handstand
9:26 15.500 ties Anna Li with Ross on bars
9:25 So 13.150 means Sabrina Vega had some major issues. Also, why didn't NBC show Anna Li?
9:17 I like Jordyn's racing stripe leotard. It's a very classic, athletic look
9:17 It's Wieber time....oooo that locked leg landing scared me a little
9:16 She's safely through the pirouetting and the trouble spots from Visas; and then bent legs on the final handstand and landing on her back in the dismount
9:15 Nastia on bars....this is huge
9:15 Ooo a Parkette! That's one powerful Parkette
9:14 Finnegan has lovely form on bars, but not enough pop
9:13 By 15.50 to 15.30, Ross outscores Bross on bars
9:12 Alicia on vault...huge power and just a tiny step back
9:11 Get it Kyla, perfect handstands and stuck dismounts
9:09 Kyla has the International look according to Martha
9:09 Kyla in a very Nastia leotard
9:08 A little wild on the Amanar from Raisman...bent knees and locked landing
9:07 Good handstands and good landing on our little Rebecca
9:07 Rebecca's foot positioning has always been so odd to me on bars
9:06 A little bit of a low landing on the 2nd vault (Mustafina) for Maroney
9:05 16.1 for Maroney on Amanar vault
9:05 Good positioning on the Amanar from Maroney, but a big step forward
9:04 Leos have drastically improved since the days of crushed velvet
9:03 McKayla is a gladiator, she was not all about being taken out on that stretcher
9:03 Yay I love the NBCSports music!
9:03 Martha acts like a grandma in this fluff but we all know she is a dragon lady
9:02 "She is the dream maker, but she's also the dream breakers" -Tim on Martha
9:01 Who doesn't love the hyper-emotional fluff? Get it girls, this is the stuff dreams are made of.
9:00 It's Team Hot Pink all over the place around here, go Nastia
9:00 Oy Al Trautwig, it's like we are back in 2000

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