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    Gymnastics News #13

    The old thread finally made it to 1000 so here's a new thread right in time for Worlds.

    So.....Maroney is promoted to doing the AA at the expense of Dowell. Anyone see that coming?

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    I hoped Maroney would be ready and I'm so happy for her!

    I wonder if they knew this was a possibility all along.

    USAG must think Maroney is in with a chance for an AA medal. I can't wait to see clips of her podium training tomorrow!

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    Everything I saw indicated that McKayla was really struggling with bars and beam in training. I would be shocked if she made the AA over Kyla and Simone.

    It seems cruel to not let Brenna compete at all. Maybe she got injured?

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    That's very interesting. I guess they figured Dowell would've been pushed from any finals by the other gymnasts. Good for Maroney! I hope she and Ross are the two US AAs.

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    Whatever choice they made there was no good or bad one. Dowell isnt even a contender to make finals on bars and beam, and Maroney is weak on both bars and beam and never going to make the AA unless one of Ross or Biles have a splatfest, probably falling atleast twice. The main thing is having Biles and Ross in contention for the AA and Maroney in contention for vault and floor. Whichever 3rd gymnast they put up on bars and beam was a crapshoot and almost useless regardless.

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    I am a bit worried about Maroney now though since I really want to see her win both vault and floor, and I hope that having to focus and do 2 more events for almost no reason other than they cant find anyone to do them doesnt take away from her chances to win vault and floor.

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    I am so happy (and feel evil) that Maroney is doing AA. If she won an AA medal I would be over the moon.

    I think by next year Dowell is going to be a very key team member, ESP for vault and UB in team finals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danafan View Post
    So Mustafina's new bars skill (shaposh full to mixed grip catch) hasn't been submitted? Or they decided it already existed done by Elizabeth Seitz even though the catch was different?

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    Yes it would be the same skill.

    Biles looks crazy good in training. I don't think anyone can touch her if she hits.

    http://youtu.be/kaovn-vY-fk (floor)
    http://youtu.be/kALKOxiChR4 (beam) I know it's only training but that's the most confident she's looked on beam.

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    All the talk about the triple twisting yurchenko being named after Biles or Maroney first and Hong Un Jong comes along and says ME, and im 50 too now what. her amanar had good height in training. Going to be a great vault podium if she even hits a 2 1/2. Too bad we couldn't swap this one with London..

    For Brenna but she will get those moves next year, Simone is going to have an enormous difficulty score on floor. (I bet she could punch a front layout out of it too) ^ She will be world FX champ if she has that same routine in FX finals, nobody would be able to beat her there either.

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    Just looked at the start lists and I'm surprised that Canada again doesn't have Victoria Moors competing vault (and there not AA). Moors is a good vaulter and the only reason to pull her from vault would be if Chant and Hofland both had a good shot at making vault finals (which seems unlikely). Is it potentially injury related? It still seems like she could but it out for one vault in prelims to have a chance at AA finals, especially since she is also doing floor. I had thought it was equally strange that she didn't vault at the Olympics when she had a DTY and instead Canada put up two gymnasts with 1.5TYvaults.

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    Maroney's podium amanar from this afternoon in slo-mo........as good as London?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6T0ccWrjHsU

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erin View Post
    Just looked at the start lists and I'm surprised that Canada again doesn't have Victoria Moors competing vault (and there not AA). Moors is a good vaulter and the only reason to pull her from vault would be if Chant and Hofland both had a good shot at making vault finals (which seems unlikely). Is it potentially injury related? It still seems like she could but it out for one vault in prelims to have a chance at AA finals, especially since she is also doing floor. I had thought it was equally strange that she didn't vault at the Olympics when she had a DTY and instead Canada put up two gymnasts with 1.5TYvaults.
    Do you mean the nominative roster? I don't think the official start lists are out.

    Moors' DTY wasn't very consistent and in London the decision to pull her from vault was to ensure Canada had a chance to qualify for the AA final, and Pegg was the only gymnast in position to do that, which is why she vaulted instead of Moors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by floskate View Post
    Maroney's podium amanar from this afternoon in slo-mo........as good as London?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6T0ccWrjHsU
    Incredible. Other than the slight leg separation as she goes onto the table, it is perfect. Better than London because of the total control on the landing. I am hoping that she hits one like this in competition to see what score the judges throw at it. Just give it a 10!
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    Quote Originally Posted by danafan View Post
    The list has been revised - a new DV has been established for the layout double double - the "I" skill is born!

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    Moors landed her DTY in podium training so I'm sure she will compete all four events.

    http://youtu.be/ol2lJ-leR0o

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    That's good re Moors. The participant list is obviously not final...after I posted earlier, I kept reading and saw that Dowell is still listed to do beam and bars, so there are other changes still to come.

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    I read that Nabieva may have a concussion after landing a tumbling pass on her head. Is this true or was someone just joking about how much bad luck Russia has had? I forgot that Afan was out, too. So much back and forth with this team that I can't even keep up.
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    Yes hearing the same thing. She may not do AA now. I'm not sure the Russians will have anyone by the end of this Olympic cycle. They need to reexamine something because they are consistently killing these girls.

    Not happy that Maroney got an AA spot. She didn't deserve it seeing as she didn't compete AA at National Championship. And although she would be a good AAer for other countries. For the US at least she doesn't stand a chance. Also how incredibly mean of US gymnastics/Martha to do that with Dowell. She should never have been announced as going to worlds in the first place if Martha wanted three AAers. Besides I see Maroney's beam and UB to be simply too weak compared to Biles and Ross. What Martha should be doing is making sure she is a brilliant Vault/FX specialist. She could upgrade the Mustafina vault or even throw a TTY. On floor she could add a half to her Double Arabian and bring back her 3.5 twist.

    And does Martha not like Ross or something.

    Oh and I read on the All Round forum that Mustafina has submitted the Triple Y. She is close to succeeding but I don't think she is close enough.

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