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    Gymnastics News #23: Defying Gravity

    I think even a lot of American gymnastics fans are happy for Melnikova! She’s a wonderful gymnast. Maybe I’m not a typical American but I really like seeing all athletes do their best, regardless of nationality. Seeing her progression from 2016 to now has been amazing. I’m sure Valentina would...
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    Gymnastics News #23: Defying Gravity

    This Twitter account has a number of videos for the top finishers, including all four events for the three medalists. https://twitter.com/rookiegymstan
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    Gymnastics News #23: Defying Gravity

    Yeah I hear you. I’d have liked to have seen them maximize numbers on each event, but this year is just weird. In the end I think McClain has medal potential on beam if she hits - SO GOOD - but the “if she hits” is a huge question mark. Good to get her the experience. Fingers crossed. (But...
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    Gymnastics News #23: Defying Gravity

    Greaves has the highest bars D score of the six who competed and she had the second highest overall bars score. The team of four they are taking has both Frazier and McClain, neither of which is worth putting up on bars in prelims. (Unless Frazier ends up doing AA… which she shouldn’t over Wong...
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    Gymnastics News #23: Defying Gravity

    On the one hand, I'm rolling my eyes into the ceiling that TF went with AA rank order for an individual worlds. On the other hand, there aren't really many other options. Though I do think I'd have put Greaves on the team for bars.
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    Gymnastics News #23: Defying Gravity

    U.S. Worlds Trials All-Around Results: 1. Kayla DiCello 55.350 2. eMjae Frazier 54.050 3. Leanne Wong 53.400 4. Konnor McClain 52.000 5. Olivia Greaves 51.850 6. Ciena Alipio 51.450 DiCello was apparently very solid in the all-around and gets the automatic spot for the team. Frazier went...
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    Gymnastics News #23: Defying Gravity

    Apparently she's injured.
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    2020 OG Gymnastics Thread: The Takedown In Tokyo

    @HeatherC in response to your post in the old thread, all men's teams seemed to have big issues on vault. Sounds like the springboard is really tight. Lauren from The Gymternet tweeted that it seemed to be an issue for front-entry vaults (which the men do a lot more of) and not such an issue for...
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    Gymnastic news #22 - Tokyo or bust

    Emily Lee posted on IG that she did suffer a ruptured Achilles and is having surgery tomorrow. Wishing her as smooth a recovery as possible and can’t wait to watch her at UCLA.
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    U.S. Pairs 2020-21 season - News & Updates, Part XI

    Maybe they've just decided to stay as safe as possible and avoid international travel for the time being? Though I suppose that doesn't explain why they wouldn't be at Skate America at least.
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    Gymnastic news #22 - Tokyo or bust

    Add to your list of conspiracies that this was a "make-up" for how Maggie Nichols was treated in 2016 - Grace McCallum is from the same gym and same coach. But in reality this is how Tom Forster has done things since he took over. It's how you perform at the final competition, and that's it. He...
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    U.S. Pairs 2020-21 season - News & Updates, Part XI

    I haven't been following for a while but after their withdrawal from worlds and now this ... do we have any knowledge that they are still even together?
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    Gymnastic news #22 - Tokyo or bust

    Swimming has 14 events for men and 14 for women and then three relays for each. Gymnastics has four events for women and six for men. That’s why swimming gets more people. It’s still two per country per event and, like gymnastics, it ends up that amazing swimmers miss out. Like Regan Smith...
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    Gymnastic news #22 - Tokyo or bust

    Wong was inconsistent all year. If she'd come in to trials and hit 8-for-8 I'd have agreed with you, but she didn't. With her track record this year, I don't think you can say that she "should have" the 4th spot. I said earlier that she'd have been my #1 choice coming in to the meet, but she...
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    Gymnastic news #22 - Tokyo or bust

    Once you've decided to take the top four AA as the team though, who do you pick as your +1? The best options to make an event final are MyKayla (second at trials on vault and 2014 world vault medalist), Kara (second at trials on beam and 2018 and 2019 worlds event finalist), and Riley (fourth at...
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