Thank you!Oksana Chusovitina's Olympic Review
Look what popped up in my suggestions feed today? The Olympic channel posted this video on their YouTube channel. This is a video of all of Chuso's olympic performances. It's really remarkable. Some of these routines I have never seen. It really is a gymnastics history lesson. And a geography lesson, too.
Assuming Jade gets the +1 through the challengers and this year’s worlds team stays healthy, it’s a bars and beam game. Laurie killed those events as a junior, but that was a looooong time ago.The small team size at the 2020 Olympics is ridiculous, and it mutes the need for depth that Laurie could provide, if her skills and fitness are back.
Just look at the stomp at the end of this tumbling passThis! Her posts are just fun to watch. You have to be a real grump if she can't put a smile on your face!
Unfortunately, the US is too rich in floor and vault already. They need bars and beam to give them the most options.If Carey is getting the non team specialist spot wouldn't Skinner now make the team as the 2nd vault and floor worker who can also do the all around well? I would like to see that for her. I feel for her she continues to be the odd person out as her strengths are not needed on the team. In 2016 she was not needed since the team already had Biles and Raisman for vaulting. If Raisman had not made her comeback she would have fit on the team perfectly doing vault, beam, and floor probably.
Yeah I guess if the All Arounders like Lee, Hurd, Grace, Wong are scoring close to the same on vault and floor there really is no point to take her then even as the 2nd vault/floor worker who is a good AAer. I don't mention Eaker since I assume she is the one who would never do vault and floor in team finals no matter the team, if she makes the team.I think so. Skinner’s max and likely scores aren’t significantly higher than those of the last world team. Now, if she cleaned up her form, it might be a different story.
I am not either. Her gymnastics is kind of an eyesore. I just would feel bad for her as she seems to wind up in that position often. It is strange for such a talented gymnast to make only 1 world or Olympic team. And she has a lot of determination and has worked really hard on this comeback, and she was perhaps the most controversial one left off in 2016.I'm not mad about that.