I want her to win too, Not sure how that would go over if she looses her status as Vault Queen. Wonder if that other girl will throw the TTY?
I’m super pissed that I can’t see the finals live, I have a massive test tomorrow (comp test instead of a thesis, ick) and of course it’s from 8-12 so I’ll miss the final. At least I have something to look forward to googling as soon as I get out.
Love that last routine. They really don’t reward that creativity! Did she mess up anywhere else but the dismount?? Love Kyla, but her routine looks much too easy for her and simpler than the rest who are so innovative. So happy for Kyla though. Another US medal!! Why did Mustafina score so low? all i saw was a little mistake on the dismount?
I’m THRILLED that kyla is doing well. a combo of gorgeous execution and a LOT of key players being injured but her coaches’ strategy worked, lucky for her. hopefully she’s in marta’s good books and gets to upgrade for next year!
they really are fantastic. i feel an affinity for them moreso than the aussie gymnasts (sorry so unpatrotic), probably because they fight so hard just to get to this level, let alone compete at this level.
simone 4th on bars! go girl, that’s fantastic for her “worst” event.
Same here. I am from Norway (not much to cheer for there to be honest haha – but I did enjoy the uneven bars medal for Sweden at the Euros!) But I’ve lived in Britain for the last 7 years. I do like the British girls a lot, but my favourite are the U.S girls.
Biggest thing I would take away from event finals today is that McKayla better be trying to upgrade and soon because Simone is gunning for that top vault spot and I would be shocked if Simone doesn’t pull out the Cheng next year.
Maroney needs something better and newer. Bars final was shocking. All three medalists no huge risky skills. Mustafina was divine but did not stick. Im glad kyla medaled… hopefully it quiets the critics that said after quals she wouldnt make finals.
The only reason I think McKayla hasn’t upgraded was due to all the injuries. She didn’t have time to learn a new vault and perfect it in time. Same goes to her AA preparation. And no offense to Simone but I wonder if she’s peeking way too early or if she has a lot more in her to stay on top.
Oh God I can’t with these dumb asses on tumblr. Asking why Aliya didn’t file an inquiry, she was totally robbed etc. And they cannot comprehend why Kyla had a higher e score. BECAUSE HER EXECUTION IS BETTER YOU DOLTS. Even if Aliya did all her connections I still think Kyla should have beat her, she was just better today. Can you imagine if Yao hadn’t fallen? Aliya would have been off the podium. The meltdown would have been Biblical!
And yes, people are talking shit about baby Kyla.
Very disappointed Hong won bronze over Giulia Steingruber. I thought her vaults were sloppy, especially her 2nd one. And the fact she was 2-3 tenths close to Simone and Mckayla was a joke.
So happy for Mac and Simone, well deserved. Mckayla knows how close Simone is to her and that she will upgrade, Mac will too.
And I’m really happy Hong and Aliya didn’t throw the TTY. One, because they would have killed themselves and second because there are a few certain people out there who were cheering for them to throw JUST so it wouldn’t be named after an American.
Nero- thank you about the bronze vault comments. I couldn’t agree more. Hong got a 9.233 E on 1st vault? She took a minimum of 3 steps on the landing and nearly fell. She shouldn’t have had a 9 anything on that vault. Guilia was robbed. Her vaults were technically proficient and pretty to watch. Had she been anything than 1st competitor, I think she would have had the bronze.
Again, Pena and that awful vault. Why do they encourage her by giving her credit? Her E score should be a maximum of 5 but I’d prefer a big fat zero.
Musty was either hurting or mad. Or both. Regardless, she’s gotten on the podium in both of her events so far which is a very worthy accomplishment.
Simone is hot on McKaylas heels with the vault. Simone is such a great example that you can be incredibly good at something and have fun doing it. She looks like she just loves everyone and everything involved with her sport. And she’s cute as she could be.
All 3 UB routines showed that good form counts for something.
Anyone know what happened with the men’s rings/Brandon Wynn inquiry rejection? It seemed like it might have been filed too late. On the feed it sounded like his coach said “I didn’t get it” then it got rejected. Anyone have more info?
great morning of gymnastics and looking forward to tomorrow.
I love Simone’s vaults and she does them with such power but being nit picky, I wish she would not cross her legs!! Does being shorter make it easier or harder to vault? I never noticed how much shorter she is than all the other gymnasts until they were all standing together before bars finals:)
On the men’s side, Jake Dalton was robbed on floor, imo. The gold medalist had higher difficulty, but Jake stuck most of his landing and didn’t look sloppy. I also thought it was kind of shitty that before the score was even posted, this kid and Kohei were posing for pictures throwing up number 1 and 3 signals. How cocky!
Anyways….if anyone on here remembers me, I am not a Kyla fan. Good for her that she’s doing well, but I am just not impressed with her. Personal preferences, I guess. LOL
In my heart of hearts, Shannon Miller will always be example I measure US gymnasts against.
But Simone….I am blown away by her. I too hope she isn’t peaking yet. And if she continues to dominate, that’s a true life movie I’d pay to watch.
Yes, Aliya stans on tumblr can be just down right mean if she doesn’t win. They want to make excuses for her mentioning she’s in pain and has been sick. I’m not disagreeing, but Kyla appears to be sick as well. I’ve noticed the camera caught her coughing and sniffling during competition. She’s also been battling her heel issue all year. Everyone has battled through something I’m sure. I liked Aliya more before I started frequenting tumblr.
I found it interesting/funny that during vault and bar finals mykayla skinner was retweeting people saying how great she was instead of cheering on her national teammates. i know she’s definitely not obligated to cheer them on and random fans (i.e ME) shouldn’t expect that, but retweeting comments about how great you are at the same time just ain’t classy.
I will admit they do look good but the Rays are our enemies and this team knows after the last 2 years we will not forgive them if they do not give their all against this team. The Sox have a way of making it look really easy only to turn it around and make it look really really hard. I feel like screaming during all these games .lol
Your team has better pitching and a better middle of the line up. I think our later guys are better hitters but you know you win World Series on pitching and Lackey being our second guy scares the crap out of me. Uehara is amazing.(Closer)
Ehh…not so sure. We have two exceptional starters in Scherzer and Sanchez. If Verlander pre-2013 shows up for the playoffs he will help us too. Fister is fine as the 4th starter. Our bullpen besides the closer is not great.
We’ve had a big problem scoring runs. Doesn’t matter how good our pitching is if we can’t score. Miggy is hurt and battling a groin injury. He’s basically been a singles hitter since late August. If we progress through the playoffs it’ll be on the backs of Torii Hunter and Victor Martinez, two veterans hungry for a ring.
I hate Oakland. They are scrappy as hell and those types of teams are dangerous in October.
I am confused by your comments about the pitching because it sounds like we agree. Your pitching is better. We have Clay who is amazing but everyone else pretty much is hit or miss and I don’t trust them.
We have the same bullpen as you. UEHARA is the most amazing man ever but everyone else, hit or miss.
Our hitting line up outside Papi and Pedroia’s is pretty good and all unknown and not given enough credit. Even our no names like David Ross tonight I like but like I said, pitching wins titles.
We will see.
I forgot about Martinez being on your team. He was here a few years ago and I love him. I wanted him to stay in Boston and he loves to kill us.
I agree about Oakland. Scrappy little group on pains in the butts. Josh Reddick, played here. Jed Lowrie, played here (was amazing when he wasn’t hurt which was 80% of the time. Funny how he is never hurt in Oakland) COCO CRISP, LOVE him but will have to hate him if we play him. ( I am still team Coco over Gomes the punk who now plays for Boston. He played for Tampa and there was a brawl and he was sucker punching Coco while 5 other Rays players were on top of him. It was bush league so I have been team Coco since then and I was pissed when we signed him. I still hate him even when he hits:) Brandon Moss, played here. Those are the names off the top of my head (We stole money ball from Oakland:)
I like our starting pitching but after watching you beat up Price tonight I think we might be a touch overrated. I’m really, really worried about our bats. Gotta score more runs. Especially off rookie pitchers in their first postseason appearance…yes I’m looking at you Sonny Gray.
Crazy how many As played for Boston! I knew a few of them did but you listed a ton. The only A I like is Coco…who doesn’t like Coco?
We are ready for another ring in Detroit. Last one was in 84. I’d also like to see them win it for the owner, who is super old and frail. That guy opened up his checkbook for the city of Detroit when no one else would and I’d like to see them win before he dies.
A lot of people didn’t like Coco the player but the person? everyone loves him oh and don’t worry about my Sox and hitting. If they hit these many times against the evil devil rays we won’t hit against the tigers until game 4.lol