Tuning up my Body of Work
Really liked Wong’s floor too! Shame they couldn’t take out the arena noise during Malabuyo’s replay.
Would have a tough time choosing between Riley’s bars and Kara’s beam as a specialist option.
Why do all the floor routines contain those multiple wolf turns? it's getting old.
Eaker's beam looked really solid tonight but she got hammered on E score (and her D was lower than night one, but then when I judged night one I had a higher D score than she was given, so who knows what the D panel is doing). She would score higher without doing either ring element IMO and I don't know why she is still doing them. To me McCusker is the favourite for the +1. The routine she did tonight would deserve to win the Olympics despite a lower D score. She's so clean and I thought she was underscored a little.Would have a tough time choosing between Riley’s bars and Kara’s beam as a specialist option.
#4 will be a tough choice vs who gets the second specialist spot since at least based on night 2, the top three could go up on all events with no need even to use the fourth gymnast. If Riley can at least get through an all around at trials, I might choose her for the actual team even if she only contributes on bars and then Kara as the specialist. On the other hand, with that selection, I could easily see both "specialists" not making event finals which kind of defeats the purpose. I'm so glad this silly qualification system is getting deep sixed.So my pick for Olympics : Simone, Sunisa, Jordan, ? I think final spot is open still & 2 specialists Jade & Riley,
ETA I think Nastia is a great commentator but lousy taste in fashion.
Then NBC would be stupid. The best Simone could get is 6 medals. I can see her winning a bronze or silver but I don’t think she'd get gold. Now this is based off of 2019, so I could be very very wrong.Would selecting Riley keep Simone out of the bars final? If so, I don't think that NBC would let them do that-- They will want Simone to hype the possibility that she wins 6 gold medals.
I don’t envy Tom Forster. what happened to Chellsie UB? Not on TV here. It seems to have taped for an hour and cut off. I can stream or watch a repeat tomorrow.
I saw her practicing just the dance parts during US Classic podium training I think, and some of it was really good! She loses it while doing the whole thing though, but maybe it will improve as she competes more.Nice to see the conspiracy theories coming out. Anyway, Biles was more into her FX tonight than she’s been in a while. I’m starting to like it.