Kim Zmeskal is a Karolyi ass kisser. Chelsea Davis making a world team proves Marta is not capable of being fair or logical when making her decisions for teams. Sabrina Vega is another case.he got lucky both times but if she tries this again who know what will happen
Someone at IG Forum said that it’s because Marta doesn’t like Jiani Wu & Yuejiu Li because of a drama that started in 2008. Supposedly, they were still in contact with the Chinese gym federation and Marta didn’t like that so maybe they still are. Who knows!
Anyway if that’s true, I guess they wanted to be with coaches Marta likes.
Holy Bar thief Batman…. We all know Anna LI is probably out if Marta’s allowing them to transfer. The bar specialists getting cleaned up. Wierd how Macko is only competing Bars for ( olympic alternate and former Karolyi gymnast) Rhonda Fein…. is she being saved? How good was she before the injury pre 2011 worlds?
If Zmeskal is succeeding Marta for 2016, she should have coached an olympian…..
Okay if thats true why did Marta tell Courtney Kupets the old UMMmmm no thanks in 08 and Moceanu basically the same in 00…??? She told Mattie No thanks and don’t change gyms also….Chelsea Davis I think was told the same thing as Was Ivana Hong Sam Shapiro, Brandie Jay, or they would have kept on hanging out. Bieger same thing she was around after 08 and told no thank you cya….. Marta’s selective I mean I think she needs like 15 people to pick the final 5 ( oohhh Cylon reference) So the 15 would be Ross Bross Asac Nastia ShawneyJ Sloan, Macko, Bridgey, Gabby, Maroney, Raisman, Li, Memmel, Wofford, Vega, Wieber, Thats 16 people… I’m one over….
Did Shawn hit at camp? I thought she couldn’t compete as much or the way she wanted to because she had sprained her ankle literally two weeks before. Plus her knee. I wonder then why Shawn is working her tail off for this and doesn’t throw in the towel; go to college and be “normal.” I know she has her Nike sponsorship (which I believe is going to put more pressure on Marta/USAG than anything else…I mean, who’s sponsoring Nastia? Subway? Please!) but I really think at the end of the day in front of a public audience if Shawn does well at Nationals and Trials Marta will have no choice but to put her on the team. Nastia…if she falls all over the place and Marta still names her, then I really will be rooting for Russia in London!
I’m wondering…if Shawn is left off the Olympic team despite hitting in a public forum (nationals, trials), Marta has GOT to know there will be a HUGE backlash. All the fans Shawn has (she got louder cheers than Jordyn Weiber at nationals last year despite the fact Jordyn was killing EVERYONE) and the endorsements (Nike is one of the biggest ones you can get leading up to the Olympic games), plus if Marta wants to continue to keep her job – she’s got to take this into consideration. Maybe have a good mind f*ck with Shawn last year at worlds, fine. But this year, if Shawn hits and is left off the team for someone like Nastia or even Vega/Gaby/ASac, there WILL be a lot of pissed off people. She’d have a lot of explaining to do. It would look really bad on USAG.
Shawn did not hit at Classics or at Nats last year. And her knee is still holding her back from FX.
Let’s watch her hit before we trash Marta for not naming her. I’m a Shawn fan…but fair is fair. She is not yet showing the scores.
The one thing that DOES piss me off from all the effeminate Nastia loverz, was them saying Shawn’s knee was no big deal. She had to have a repeat surgery (you don’t have that if it is “fixed”) and we learn know she had the “terrible trio” (ACL, MCL and meniscus) which takes NFL players out for a full year. Not some minor injury…them trashing her as shamming just made me want to…
TCO – yeah I know what you mean about classics and nationals…I was more or less thinking about what was said about Shawn hitting at the camp before the worlds team was named. We all know how Marta favors the camp scenario over anything else because it’s mostly done behind closed doors, so it’s easier to play the political games. If Shawn was hitting at camp and doing well but still was put aside for someone that wasn’t hitting (I mean, Shawn should have gone over Li, please!), then it seems to me that a bunch of political games were being played.
I was also surprised at how bad her injury really was. She mentioned in an interview too that her MCL was torn a SECOND time because she was training too hard on it – therefore the need for a second surgery. Just imagine how awesome Shawn would have been if it hadn’t been for that injury…however, who knows if she would have come back since she said it was the injury that made her want to do gymnastics again. She was also at a rehab facility a couple months ago for six weeks straight because she was still saying her knee had never fully healed because she didn’t allow it to; her confidence was low practicing the major skills because she is afraid of hurting her knee again. I’m hoping now she is fully healed, her confidence is back, and she’s training an awesome floor routine to throw in Marta’s face.
I know this is a dumb question- why does USA Gymnastics allow Marta to have such an iron fist that changing gyms has to be approved by her? Has she decided to stay on until 2016? I can’t imagine her ego allowing retirement.
So it looks like Ohashi will win in the Juniors for Woga Classic and Bross seems to be on the right track doing beam and UB. I think it must feel weird training with your coach’s daughter knowing there’s only 5 (well 4 actually since Wieber is a lock) slots up for grabs
I saw a lot of bobbles and balance checks that she covers with arm movements. I saw her sit down her Patterson. I saw her dropalow tohighbar transition. I saw her leg separations, missing complete muscled up and arms bent on handstands, unable to land a sheep jump neatly on beam without a knee bend. I saw a lot of basic form issues that while she pounds and clods through, ali raisman looks much cleaner. Low- high bar early in the routine is not an endurance error. It just didn’t look like she has enough core strength to handle these skills. Thats not reps ….. Thats not peaking. She attacked it but her body was laboring against her. The clocks ticking… Also this is not a real competition…. Thats why i said” competes”….. I think through her injuries she hasnt worked enough core and her strength isnt there to flawlessly support her skills. Just my opinion hope im wrong.
And what did I see ( not see) in Bross….??? I saw someone who lacked the core strength to smoothly execute routines. I watched a few times, she does not have form issues, she’s muscling everything on bars, and maybe this has been her issue all along, her core can’t support her gymnastics. I feel badly because she’s fierce and can do it, but a lot of deliberate balancing hand motions, and a bent knee sheep jump and sitting down a Patterson do not a beam routine make at the elite level. Dropping the bar on a transition tells me she’s not repping it much, but thats something tough to muscle without core strength to back you, plus the bent arms, the head out and the missed almost there handstands and leg separations.
If she lacks the core strength to execute at this level of difficulty it would explain the low vaults as well…. yes she can do it, but with more core strength I think she could do better, and it would take stress off other joints and muscles that she’s injuring.
The fat lady singing is the signal that its the end of the opera… the expression “It aint over til the fat lady sings” SO its an expression meaning if the fat lady is warming up… Nastia is almost done. Honestly I think she’s done.
I just saw on twitter that Gabby Douglas and Chris Brooks will be performing exhibitions at the American Cup. Everyone is saying its could help her make the Olympic team. Do you think that’s true or they chose her because she did the best at Worlds (excluding Jordyn and Aly of course) and with the exception of Maroney who I wonder if she may not want to risk injury because I’ve seen rumors online that she is training a TTY but I don’t know if it’s true. I would have loved to see some of the other National team members (that are in the Olympic mix) who didn’t compete at Worlds do the exhibition to see how well they do. Like maybe Kyla Ross or some of the others. I personally am a fan of SJ but I know she just recently finished her 6 week knee rehab so I don’t know if she would be up for that yet. Anyways what’s your opinion? By the way I just recently discovered this blog and I definitely like it🙂
I hope to see some of the worlds team members but also some of the others compete at more competitions like pacific rims to see who is really in the mix I known everyone is saying Asac and Nastia are in the mix but I’m not saying it’s impossible especially since they are Marta favorites but neither of them have really shown anything but who knows with the way teams are chosen its crazy lol
Yeah I agree with Maroney Making Asac unessasary. I hope Maroney isn’t really training a Triple twisting yurechenko because I think she would be risking major injury and she doesn’t need it to make the team with her amanar all she needs is to upgrade on her other events and she is pretty much a lock as long as she is healthy. I hope Shawn is upgrading her bars a lot because I think she has the potential to be pretty good on bars.
She needs to do something about floor. Kyla is great but the one event the judges seem to underscore her on is floor. Aly seems to be the only current in the mix gymnast that can put up a big score on floor. Becca does too sometimes but I honestly think the judges are on crack when they judge this kid especially on floor.
I think Bross is good and deserves to be in the Olympic mix but I think she is sometimes over scored but I thought Nastia was over scored in the 2008 Olympics. I think Nastia (not that I’m a fan) was pretty good when she was in shape but I think she was definitely over scored.
I don’t think Nastia was nearly as good as the world seems to think since her leg separations and twisting legs were horrific. If she did not have that huge difficulty score on bars she never would have won.
Rebecca is a mess, sorry but even with her knock knee issue thing aside she can’t dance, she had bad form and she muscles her bar swing.
Don’t mind me though because I find this sport messy all around these days.
I think Becca is in the mix for the Olympic team and she would even be on my team if she hit bars, beam and floor because she does score well even if she gets these ridiculous scores.
My last post didn’t show up so if this shows twice sorry lol but I agree about Nastia after watching the AA finals in 08 I was surprised that she won! And I agree that the sport is a lot messier these days because everyone is more worried about the d scores than the e scores. I would much rather see cleaner simpler routine done well than a difficult one done poorly. And sometimes it seems like one routine looks like another and most lack aristry these days and it would also be nice to see more different types on vaults than just the yurechenko style vaults all the time.
Maybe she was just checking out things at In Texas but didn’t like it and decided to go back to her old gym unless she didn’t want people
Asking questions about them switching gyms do she just didn’t mention Bridgey going to Texas