Watching this makes me really, really hope that Kyla will be able to upgrade and rise to the top of the elite scene. She’s got a great combination of power and beautiful lines…all her Olympic routines were executed so cleanly, and I just have a feeling that she’s capable of a lot more difficultly than she’s shown so far. She needs to learn to control her amanar, but if anything she gets too much power on it. Also needs to scrap that floor music/choreo. But overall her gymnastics is very pretty to watch, and upgrades would give it the “wow” factor that she’s missing.
Plus she just seems like a nice girl. Can’t really find much to hate about Kyla Ross’s personality….
No mention of Amelia falling. She just got slammed for execution. So did Lexie. Lexie, Peyton and Maggie fell on beam though.
Simone stuck her amanar and bars dismount, outscored Kyla on beam and then nailed her floor with more upgrades..1.5 to full in and a leap out of her dlo. Her second vault is Maroneys old second vault. Girl is amazing. Wins by 2 points.
Lexie and Kyla were HAMMERED on floor. Kyla low 13s, Lexie high 13s. The account quick hitting said Kyla was OOB twice but that Lexie’s routine was great. They slammed Aly last year here too but if Kyla wants one of those AA spots she really needs to step up floor.
I know Jesolo is famous for being harsh on execution thus some low scores but wow I’m a bit worried for Kyla. With all the up and coming AAers who have strong vaults, floors and BBs I’m having a difficult time seeing her part of the Worlds team this year, and ultimately Rio. Hopefully she has more upgrades up her sleeves and proves me wrong.
Yeah I know. She will be left behind for sure if she can’t get a strong floor and vault under her. Her beam/bars are nice for sure but she needs higher start values on those. This code is more for D scores than pretty gymnastics. Sadly.
Yeah I think she does but she won’t leave them. McKayla Maroney was smart to have left them – she even said she was only “good” at vault and she wanted to be more of an AA gymnast. She needed more difficulty.
Kyla’s coaches are very nice but they have the whole safe/clean mentality that doesn’t go well with this code.
I’m frustrated at Kyla’s coaches. The writing’s been on the wall for ages (in a gymnastics time frame) that Kyla NEEDS to upgrade and it’s like they are just sticking with the “safe/clean” route. No upgrades on floor. No new choreo on floor. No dismount upgrades on bars or beam when it’s clear she’s very capable of them. The girl is strong!
They continue on this route she’ll be passed up in no time. She would have been passed up for the Olympics had Nastia got through her bars without splatting on the mat. This code is all about D scores – most girls score 8 to 10 in execution for a hit routine but if you have a D score that is 1 or 2 points higher, that’s a huge cushion. The higher the D score, more likely you’ll place higher.
Maroney got second at nationals in 2011 for the AA – a huge increase from where she had placed previously. She won Jesolo AA in 2011. Look at her floor routine (choreo/everything) from Gym Max to AOGC. A HUGE and vast improvement. She could have been used on floor in the Olympics if she weren’t injured, and we’ve all seen her potential on beam. I think the transition was good on her part even though she still was the one trick pony at the Olympics. When she started at AOGC she wasn’t the star – Mattie Larson and Sam Shapiro were.
However, I do think overall it would be a bad move on Kyla’s part if she did move gyms at this point. She DID have her Olympics and it would just look bad – like Sabrina Vega style. I just wish her coaches would push the upgrades more, is all. I still have hope they are saving them for nationals/worlds.
I don’t know about comparing Kyla to Kwan. Kwan is a legend in her own right with a long career and many gold medals/world championships. Kwan had to up her difficulty too to keep up; she got the triple triple combo because that’s what she needed to get the extra points.
I’ll liken Kwan to Kyla when Kyla’s around longer; I just hope she can be around longer. I have heard she has upgrades but I don’t see them – and I don’t even know if she has been able to keep her amanar (and she really needs that with her floor issues).
Yeah – maybe that’s an injury thing. Wasn’t her floor start value last year 5.5? So she downgraded floor. And what was her beam start value before? Couldn’t have been 5.8 – she needs to get in the 6’s…
haha sanity, just read your comments after i wrote similar sentiments about mckayla. way WAY better floor after galina’s choreography at aogc (so much improvement!) , and why isnt she better at beam when she has so much potential???
Anyway in regards to Biles. There is lots of potential but I want to see a better second vault. And whilst she did well here until she becomes consistent I am not sure what to make of her. But she has to be a strong contender at least. What does suprise me is her difficulty scores despite some of the content don’t actually appear to be that high??