Komova just perfect at beam, she surely got the nerves out after the floor mistakes, if she can go on competition like today with floor cleanly or at least decently executed, she will be the Olympic AA Champion
Skary Babs: "Today in the original dance some top couples did mistakes...(turns to Maurizio) Maurizio?"
Sounds like HQS has had a good day. Please keep this up Huang - PLEEEEEASE?!
YJN fell on bars. HKX fell first try, but hit her 2nd routine.
Musty hit a good BB. The Russians, for the most part, sound good.
Sounds like AA will be the Komova/Douglas/Wieber/2nd Russian show. Will Huang sneak in there?
I'm watching the US podium training now, finally got the cable stuff to work. My scores for the US vault rotation:
Aly: 15.5 (a good one for her, .3 hop forward and the legs, but one of her better blocks)
Gabby: 15.6 (a little low and small step to side)
Jo: 15.8 (leg sep and I don't think her block is as good as last year or as it can be, but great landing)
McKayla: 15.9 (Amanar, slight knee bend and big step forward, one of her weaker of the year but shes still class of the field) 15.4 2nd vault (Mustafina slight knee bend, .3 step back) I do think she started off rather gingerly but the vaults are there and she improved them as the session went on. She just needs to rest up but she's got them still.
Kyla: 15.2 (DTY perfect stick landing, chest upright, just slight leg break on preflight and crossed feet a bit, but very nice)
Kyla will make the UB final if she hits in prelims, this routine has gotten very clean in the handstand department. She looks so nice and has really won me over the past month, I just do not like her floor choreography at all.
Aly's bars have cleaned up a good .4 since trials, still sloppy but this is the best she's ever looked on bars. Gabby needs to hit in prelims!!
Jo on bars still a bit labored but her arms are much closer together and she's more extended on everything. Handstands short .1 almost everywhere, piked down dismount, still a 14.9 or 15 set though.
Last edited by Karpenko; 07-26-2012 at 07:03 PM.
Interesting comment from quickhits:
If the top countries are having breakout gymnasts here, I'd say the breakout awards are going to Anastasia Grishina of Russia and Diana Bulimar of Romania based on what we saw in the training gym.
The person providing quick hits on the International Gymnast facebook page keeps talking about diva behavior from Mustafina. Does anyone know what this is referring to? That person also thinks she'll only be used on bars on the team final.
Wow Kyla has cleaned up her bar routine a lot! Her routine didn't have the leg sep on the Khorkina 1/2 transition, the handstands are almost all completely on, this routine is going to go 15.5 I say pretty easily. Improved from Olympic Trials for sure.
Gabby on bars is a bit rushed, big step back on dismount. She's had a good day but some small jitters. Aly meanwhile I have to say looks extremely fit and the best I've ever seen her on both VT and UB so far (but Gabby still better on both). I also love this US leo, hope we get to see some variations in blue at some point.
I actually think Musty will be the one person doing AA in TF for Russia. Komova doesn't look confident on floor. And Musty is who you want when it's on the line.