So I wrote this blog a few days ago and waited to post it and what do I find on my twitter feed but a Gymnastike link to a video of, What has Lizzy Leduc been up too. Make sure you watch the video. Lizzy seems so happy it almost made me cry. I watched her at live at Nationals a few years ago and that smile was gone. I am so glad she is happy. You don’t go to a real Nationals and get to call it a Nationals unless you have been ran over by Lizzy’s dad running to get pictures of her.
On to my blog about Lizzy
I first discovered Lizzy on youtube. Her parents have been putting out videos of her since she was born it seems but you could tell even at age 8 she had a lot of potential and talent. It saddens me that it was never fulfilled. (She’s only 15 so I say this might be a little early to say she didn’t fulfill her potential)
She had the form and style before she got to Woga and when there she added skills she just never seemed to master.
Valeri has no patience for potential and after spraining both elbows she finally left Woga (after needing a fresh start according to her mother. A post on youtube (they still love Valeri and Ana, blah, blah, blah) but people don’t leave Gyms for no reason. Fact is if Lizzy had grown into her potential at Woga she would still be there.
Didn’t really have anything to do with Valeri’s coaching. He is a great coach. She was coming from a major injury and just needed a fresh start. We still consider Valeri and Ana friends and WOGA is an excellent place to be. (Link to quote, page 2)
If I had to guess what Lizzy’s gymnastics future would entail I say she ends up at UCLA competing College gymnastics under Mrs Val. Who knows maybe we will see her make a future Olympic team via the way Mohini ended up on one.
Watch that video above Ms Val because Lizzy isn’t even looking at your school and if a gymnast ever needed you its Lizzy Leduc.
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