Blog was formally called, 2012 Nationals . Live Blogging.
Nationals Wrap up
Jordyn Wieber and Gabby Douglas are tied for the lead and the world is pretending that this isn’t a travesty. Name the message board and no one seems to care that Gabby was so overscored so badly it makes Dominique Moceanu scoring a 9.950 with a step on her landing on vault at the 95 World team Trials pail in comparison. This borders Tatiana Gutsu’s vault score of 9.950 in the AA at the Olympics with the pre flight and feet apart. That looks legit.
We will start the wrap up of the Nastia Liukin National Championships with the tank job she called a bar routine. She was messy, missed every handstand, screwed up her pak big time and quit on her landing but it is okay, Nastia has time. She has only been doing bars for over a week. I don’t think I have ever heard Nastia makes excuses for being that bad.
Jordyn hit all four of her routines and ended up tied with Gabby who took steps on every landing on floor and bobbled through her beam routine not to mention took a step to the side on her underrotated vault. Yet she somehow tied Jordyn. I just want it known that in the middle of Jordyn’s floor routine I CALLED IT. She would get a 1`5.250 to tie Gabby for the lead. Can I call this or what?
Gabby is going to have to fall to not win this thing.
Jordyn Wieber should be come a Shannon Miller fan. Welcome to her life. All Shannon did was outscore Dominique Dawes on almost every event at Nationals only to be lowballed so the favorite gymnast of USA-Gymnastics could win. Too bad she almost always screwed up.
Jordyn was pissed during the interview and I don’t blame her. Way to treat your world Champion.
Aly hit her routines except bars where she was very messy but she stayed on. My girl Kyla Ross had the best score on bars ahead of Gabby but the broadcast never mentioned that. Kyla messed up floor out of bounds but nailed her beam routine with two very small balance checks to finish 4th. She is very lucky the line judge didn’t seem to notice her 3rd OOB.
What else? Bross hit bars but was her messy self and then she tanked beam with a fall on the Patterson. She stayed on but it was very messy with many missed connections.
We got to see Elizabeth Price on vault and she scored a 14.9 something on bars. If she keeps this up I see her as the alternate.
Sarah Finnegan hit beam with missed connections but still got the value for them. She had the best beam score of the night.
Last but not least Bridget Sloan hit bars. It made me smile so she of course tanked beam and floor. Well she hit floor but had messy landing from what I could see.
What did I come away with at these Nationals? Besides the bar judges this Championship is a joke. These judges need to be fired. The end.
Gabby was off on almost all her handstand which is why her bars were low.
Nastia has several big sloppy mess ups in hr warm up and she showed no dismount. Kyla screwed up an Amanar and might being doing a DTY.
Gymnastics is trying to kill everyone. I’ll be back during each commercial break.
Nastia quit her bar routine. No dismount and big mistake on her pak as well as many form errors. I’ll let you know it if matters when the score comes up. It is sure taking long enough. 13.050 WOW, I was nervous for her the whole time and you know my feelings on her. Nastia is going to nail beam, watch,lol She is not happy.
Lock kneed Amanar for Jordyn.
They skipped Kyla. She did the DTY for a 15.100
Becca was very sloppy on bars but she stayed on. Can’t believe they skipped Kyla on vault.
Aly nailed floor.
Gabby’s score was not that great for Nationals but good enough. I was honestly so freaked up after Nastia’s bars that I couldn’t even pay attention long enough to Gabby to notice details except her routine seemed slow.
I like Sabrina’s leotard.
As happy as I am that Nastia messed up and quit on her routine I can’t even gloat. I was beyond nervous after watching her warm up I don’t know how she wasn’t nervous.
If she messes up beam big time does she get her petition to Nationals approved? I am hoping she pulls out and goes away but we all know I never get what I want.
I can’t believe they skipped Kyla on vault. I hate Gabby’s leotard. Oh a Memmel mention. Memmel looks pissed.lol
Love how Gabby could care less about Nastia being there even though she talked to her.
Gabby being Gabby means mess ups dumbass’s.lol
Nastia had better connections on beam but that was not exactly 100% connected. No credit for the switch ring. That was not even close to in degree.
They are trying to jinx Jordyn. SHIT UP ELFI and Tim
15.100 for Nastia, Please. 9.0 execution. I no longer feel bad she screwed up bars “gift”
Gabby had a few bobbles on beam but she stayed on. Good for her.
Aly short on her Amanar but not by that much.
YAY KYLA. She hit bars and nailed her dismount.
Becca missed dismount on her ass. Miss connections and was very messy.
Kyla got a 15.500 on bars, YES
Alicia hit her vault but it was piked.
COME ON BRIDGET SLOAN. SHE HIT. Yes, yes, GO Uneven bar people:)
Mckayla did okay on floor. Her 3rd pass was short and messy. She needs to burn that leo.
Sloan was robbed on bars. That was better then the crap Bross did.
Nastia screws up bars so now we pretend her beam matetrs Tim and Elfi. God I hate them.
How is Gabby a lock on bars when KYLA BEAT HER SCORE?
Now Gabby is a lock on vault?” I can’t believe these people are lying.
Kyla scored better then Gabby right? Or did I miss this happening? Dream it maybe?
Sloan does no full routines during podium on bars and nails her competition routine and they are still talking about Nastia who never showed a dismount and screwed up? Logic of our announcers.lol
Gabby stood up floor but had bobbles on all landings but the last one. Jordyn was shaky on beam but she stayed on. Aly messed up bars but she stayed on. It was Aly.
Kyla hit beam. Two small bobble checks and a hop on her ladndng but spare me Tim. That was very good.
Gabby was overscored on floor. Over a 15 for that? Give me a break.
Mckayla hit her Amanar with a step. Not perfect but typical Mckayla.
Kyla was lowballed on beam. Typical.
They skipped Sloan on beam and she must have messed up. Only a the 13.850. They are keeping Nastia in this with that ridiculous beam score because she messed up bars. Why am I NOT surprised?
The only person left on beam that can better Nastia is Alicia. I don;t even know if I want that to happen. Kyla will get screwed.
Kyla into the lead, yes. She won’t stay there but this is good so far. Lets hope she upgraded that floor to a 5.9.
I have been ignoring Sarah Finnegan and I apologize but she has been not impressive so far. Not bad but no impressive.
Jordyn will be in the lead after floor if she hits. Kyla needs to outscore Gabby by 3 or 4 tenths and we know Marta will make that happen.
What will Gabby vault? Amanar or DTY. I say she goes for the Amanar.
Why are they bitching about Becca not being an AA er when they made her quit floor and vault?
More Nastia talk. Smart to quit your bar routine? Nice.
Now we are pretending beam matters. She needs more time OMFG Tim, SHUT UP
Kyla stepped out of bounds twice. Three times and she did not upgrade. Urgh, It’s okay Kyla she is ALWAYS better on night two.
Ha Aly got a 15.2 on beam.lol
Gabby stepped over the line on vault but that will oustcore Kyla on floor.
Kyla got a 14.050 on floor and it says only 1 tenth deduction.
My feed is cutting out. Bridget stayed on floor from what I saw but the landings were frozen for me every time but the first one.
Alicia nailed beam. Best beam routine of the night. 15.200
Lets stop pretending we are cheering Jetter.lol
They skipped Anna Li on bars. 15.150 with a 6.7 start value.
Finnegan stayed on beam but she had some missed connections. Not bad for her. 15.350 way too high. They continue to give her the Mccool connections she will not get in london. Thank God Kyla had the best bar routine tonight and was underscored on beam.
The overscoring of Gabby disgusts me. If she stays up she will be in the top 2. It’s seriously screwy.
I am calling it now. Jordyn will get a 15.250 and tie Gabby for the lead.
I TOLD YOU SO. I CALLED IT. The fix is in for Gabby. I am so done with this sport.