Marta loves to change the rules when it suits her biased opinion but she might have bitten her nose to spite her face this time.
Mckayla Maroney is hurt and USA-Gymnastics is being very slow with the updates. I think she is hurt worse then they will admit. The rule is you cannot petition directly into the Olympic team so my question for you is, what now?
What if Mckayla isn’t ready in time for next weeks Olympic Trials but she could be ready for the Olympics which is a month and a half away? She has to compete at Trials, Marta can’t change this rule can she?
Mckayla is a one event gymnast. Lets be honest here she is horrible on beam and even worse at the uneven bars and her floor is average at best so the only thing she has going for her is one, nearly perfect Amanar vault. It really is “that” much better then anyone else. She is very capable of scoring a 16 if she sticks the vault and she will be the only gymnast to actually deserve that score for the Amanar. If it is attained.
I guess we have several options concerning Mckayla,
1- Do we give Mckayla time to get over her concussion and name her to the Olympics team with out competing or 2, do we make her compete at least one event at Trials even if it is a watered down Yurchenko full.
The third question is if Mckayla can’t go who takes her place? There is no replacing her 16 on vault and there is no way in hell I would ever trust a 6.9 start value from Anna Li to hit at the Olympics. Even if she hits both routines at Trials. In fact I would be more nervous to name her to the team if she hits both nights at Trials.
If no Mckayla then we have 3 Amanars but they don’t compare. Aly, Kyla and Gabby when they hit are at best 15.400 if the form is noticed by the judges so do we need a Elizabeth Price? These scores are not going to negate the UB routines of Russia. Gabby has a great routine but don’t expect the US version of scoring at the Olympics. Kyla has very good form, great handstands but expecting an execution score above 9 at the Olympics will be hard to come by.
Or would an UB specialist be a better fit?
Rebecca Bross is not a bars specialist. Anna Li is but would be trust her to hit? She is going to be attempting a 7.1 routine at Trials. The problem is what she has shown in the past has been a lot up and down.
I still think we need a floor worker.
What do you think?
A article on Aly and Alicia I’ll see if I can get a copy of the Globe from today.
And thanks to Jas for this laughing beauty, “I took Nastia Liukin to prom” Anyone else find it insanely icky that he is advertising this to the world while he is engaged to a different gymnast? I still want to know how much Valeri paid him to ask her.lol The rumor is that daddy pays for BFF Nina Kim to fly around the world with his precious little Nastia so it would not surprise me.
He is a big Cheater Jeter fan (gag me. What grown man wants to hag out with Derek Jeter? eeeew)
He has no taste in movies. Likes to ride dirt bikes (girly, then saves himself by saying motorcycles.lol) and it ends with his date to prom and a giddy laugh. Yep I knew I could not stand this idiot for a reason. Besides no taste in women, hobbies and music he comes across as pretty creepy.