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10-26-2011, 08:02 AM
I agree. I don't think Shawn has ever surprised me the way Wieber did with that FX. I was seriously surprised at how much I enjoyed her dance and FX work.

10-26-2011, 01:04 PM
Any vids from the Pan Am games yet?

10-26-2011, 08:58 PM
Ladies AA is done. Bridgette Caquatto appears to have won. I say appear since reports were premature the last time.

10-26-2011, 09:01 PM
That would be a good win for her, especially since she is so inconsistent.

10-26-2011, 09:34 PM
2011 Pan Am Games - Ladies AA Final Results!

Women's All-Around Finals Results
1. Bridgette Caquatto, USA - 55.875
2. Ana Sofia Gomez, GUA - 55.425
3. Kristina Vaculik, CAN - 54.775
4. Christine Lee, CAN - 54.575
5. Elsa Garcia, MEX - 54.425
6. Brandie Jay, USA - 54.350
7. Daniele Hypolito, BRA - 54.175
8. Catalina Escobar, COL - 52.950

The boys kick off at 6:30PM ET. :)

10-26-2011, 09:49 PM
There was a rumor a while back that Nastia and her father were arguing about what events to train. Nastia has wanted to do floor from the beginning, her father wants her to do beam and bars only. Maybe Nastia won the battle and will have a FX prepared. A 3 event gymnast is MUCH more beneficial on a 5 member Olympic team than a 2 event gymnast. As long as she doesn't over train or suffer a freak injury, she should be OK and training floor may be wise.

I seem to remember Nastia having foot/ankle problems in '07 and that FX and vault were really difficult for her. She didn't have the most difficulty in '08. Now, here she is 3 years removed from '08. And by 2012 she will be 23 or close to? I can't imagine her doing more than beam and bars. They are her specialty.....I think she should concentrate on those. No use in trying floor and getting injured and blowing the whole thing to hell.

I was a big Nastia fan in 2008. I am still shocked that she's attempting this comeback. If she can get her skills back, she's a lock. She fills a whole that Team USA desperately needs. And, somehow, I think that she is going to be the only veteran who is successful in a comeback. Memmel and ASac are injured (Memmel is always vulnerable to those), Shawn has peaked and I don't think that brings enough to the table to justify eliminating someone else.

10-26-2011, 09:50 PM
Any vids from the Pan Am games yet?

Look at ciciginastica's channel. :)

10-26-2011, 10:04 PM
In terms comparing Shawn and Jordyn, Jordyn has the better dance/presentation and Amanar vault. However, Shawn is a lot better than Jordyn on bars. Shawn has pretty good swing and nice form on bars. I appreciate both gymnasts.

10-26-2011, 10:20 PM
Shawn has better execution on bars but she probably would still score lower on bars unless she bumps her D score more (or Weiber makes a mistake).

10-26-2011, 10:26 PM
Shawn has her bars up to a 5.9 D score. That's still lower than Wieber's, but I believe she'll upgrade them even more.

10-26-2011, 10:40 PM
I've got high hopes for Shawn this next year. I think she'd be a very valuable asset to the team in London.

I would really like to see Guatemala build something around the successes of Ana Gomez. I was able to catch a few of her routines today while I was intermittently doing work :shuffle: and I was quite impressed. Throwing a full-twisting tuck in her beam series was exceptionally risky and she handled it greatly.

Bummer that Hypolito fell off the beam, or else she would have been right up there. I think of everybody competing today, she's been around the second-longest behind Chusovitina. (I may be wrong, but I can't think of anybody else at the moment)

10-26-2011, 11:10 PM
Bummer that Hypolito fell off the beam, or else she would have been right up there. I think of everybody competing today, she's been around the second-longest behind Chusovitina. (I may be wrong, but I can't think of anybody else at the moment)

I saw Hypolito live at a Friendship Cup in Montreal back around 99-2000. Yeah, it's been a long time!

Agreed about Gomez. This was a pretty enjoyable competition overall.

10-27-2011, 12:41 AM
I actually prefer Jordyn to Shawn. Oh Shawn definetly has more personality and star quality. But Shawn's whole I never took a dance class till Dancing, bugs he heck out of me.. Jordyn's floor shows she works on those things. And I think Wiebers Amanar is a lot better. Shawn's Amanar most of the time was questionably rotated. Shawn though in someways the better trickster. ( I guess)

Oh no question. I always appreciate Shawn's enthusiasm (and I find her abundance of personality refreshing) but her FX is nowhere near the quality of Jordyn's. Jordyn can manage a triple turn quite well, whereas Shawn had issues just pulling off a double. Jordyn really pays attention to the music and is obviously having fun with it. I couldn't stand her FX from this years American Cup but I really like her current exercise and I hope she keeps it for London. I think doing Dancing for the Stars really helped Shawn but I will concede that Jordyn is a more well-rounded AA gymnast. Shawn maximized on her strengths as a power gymnast in order to draw attention away from her obvious weaknesses in the dance department.

10-27-2011, 02:13 AM
Are we sure that Nastia wasn't just getting a FX routine choreographed for the Skating & Gymnastics Disson show that's happening this weekend in Illinois? I haven't read anything about her actually training FX to compete, so when a choreographer for her was mentioned up thread I immediately thought it was for this show. She's done a FX routine at that show in past years and it would make sense. I have no idea why she'd push herself so hard for FX when it really isn't necessary for her to make the team. :confused:

10-27-2011, 05:04 AM
She's tweeted that Adi Pop is doing her FX for the Skating & Gymnastics show.