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Cloudy_Gumdrops
07-02-2012, 04:15 AM
I wonder why Anna Li is an alternate. Martha wouldn't even use her for "free" last year, so I can't imagine there's any scenario she's on the team in London. I wonder if this is just a token gesture given the controversy over Worlds last year?

They need a bars alternate if god forbid Gabby or Ross gets hurt and Li is the only one left. Nastia couldn't hit one routine and Bross is a mess. Price is decent, but Anna can score higher just on the basis of her massive D score.

BigB08822
07-02-2012, 04:15 AM
I wonder why Anna Li is an alternate. Martha wouldn't even use her for "free" last year, so I can't imagine there's any scenario she's on the team in London. I wonder if this is just a token gesture given the controversy over Worlds last year?

Li would be the replacement for Douglas, Wieber or Ross...believe it or not. The numbers show we can have other people step in on the other events but no one else can replace their bars score. Li would be the go to person for any of them going out. Now, Price is also an option but she very very rarely scores as high on UB as she did today because she has trouble getting full credit for all of her difficulty. Price would step in for Maroney or Raisman. Finnegan is the backups backup.

The interesting thing will be, who travels to London? Li covers 3 of them and Price covers only 2 but Price covers more events. Very interesting. I think it should come down to people, so Li should be taken as she would be the most likely to be used but Price being an AAer may be the safest option to have travel. She can do UB if needed, after all.

judgejudy27
07-02-2012, 04:16 AM
They picked the perfect team and the perfect alternates for both men and women. The selection committee did their best job ever.

centerstage01
07-02-2012, 04:16 AM
We need a smiley that turns cartwheels or does backhandsprings or something. It would be appropriate.

Love this team! On to London!!!

Rob
07-02-2012, 04:17 AM
Sacramone not even an alternate :( I feel very bad for her, she did even more than anyone ever expected from her. I hope she keeps competing, because she looks better than she has ever looked.

They just don't need those vaults anymore. The guard has changed.

london_calling
07-02-2012, 04:17 AM
I'm sooo thankful they did away with the selection camp so they could have that amazing moment at the end.

dramagrrl
07-02-2012, 04:17 AM
I wonder why Anna Li is an alternate. Martha wouldn't even use her for "free" last year, so I can't imagine there's any scenario she's on the team in London. I wonder if this is just a token gesture given the controversy over Worlds last year?
To avoid the remote possibility of having to put Aly up on bars in finals if one of Jordyn, Gabby or Kyla happened to get injured (heaven forbid)? Marta was rather forced to have a bar worker as an alternate and the others who could've filled that role all balked big-time.

Lara
07-02-2012, 04:18 AM
So happy for this team! :) :cheer2:

Fridge_Break
07-02-2012, 04:18 AM
They just don't need those vaults anymore. The guard has changed.

Oh, I totally understand. Doesn't make me any less crushed for her.

A.H.Black
07-02-2012, 04:18 AM
They picked the perfect team and the perfect alternates for both men and women. The selection committee did their best job ever.
1996, Magnificent 7 was pretty perfect too.

Cloudy_Gumdrops
07-02-2012, 04:19 AM
Li would be in for Wieber, Douglas, or Ross.
Finnegan would be in for Raisman
Price would be in for Maroney

Let's just hope the girls stay healthy. They can't afford to lose more than one team member.

judgejudy27
07-02-2012, 04:19 AM
1996, Magnificent 7 was pretty perfect too.

True. The best 7 definitely went that year.

dramagrrl
07-02-2012, 04:20 AM
I'm happy for this team, but man, the shots of Nastia looking up at the streamers, knowing this is the end for her made me so sad. :(

gingercrush
07-02-2012, 04:21 AM
Essentially though the ladies team (as I'm not overly familiar with the mens team) was very predictable. This wasn't a 2000 or 2004 scenario.

Lara
07-02-2012, 04:21 AM
To avoid the remote possibility of having to put Aly up on bars in finals if one of Jordyn, Gabby or Kyla happened to get injured (heaven forbid)? Marta was rather forced to have a bar worker as an alternate and the others who could've filled that role all balked big-time.

Yep - I don't doubt she'd have gone with Liukin or Bross if possible, but it didn't happen.

Sorry for Alicia after coming back way better than expected. I really wonder what would be (between her and Raisman) were it not for the injury.

And I still really hope Vega wasn't foolish enough to go pro.