The kids went home and I am beyond exhausted. Pouring rain you would think it would be board game time inside but nope, she played in the rain. My niece brought her boots, raincoat and umbrella so I sit here in wet pants blogging. Ah the life of being the best Auntie EVER!
Podium Training Pictures
Thanks to all the girls not wearing pink. Mckayla you need to move on from the pink , please. Send me an e-mail and I will buy you a leotard if you promise to make it red, white and blue.
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27.35 we get Kyla on beam
Hey Chris Burdette, get out of the way of the camera. Marta is standing there watching Kyla do her usual beam. Is the punch front new? You would think I could remember the routine she has been doing for years. Marta walks away ignoring whoever that is that gets up after her. Mckayla walked into the shot sometime during the last few minutes and she tries to talk to Kyla when she gets off the beam but Kyla heads straight to Jenny.
30.34 up goes Mckayla. Punch front. Back hand spring, layout. It looks like maybe eventually she wants to connect all 3. Punch front in a pike position. Oh you all saw this. What did you think?
40.22 Kyla is back on beam. She falls. Gets back on and gets off again. This is boring me.
At exactly 55.00 Kyla has the double Pike back in her routine. She also did the whip to a double tuck. While these are not amazing upgrades this means she will have a higher start value then 5.3. Not sure how much more but my guess is the whip to the double tuck will at least add a tenth and the D, double Pike also adds some value. Ad that to her double Arabian that still leave one more pass.
at 59.00 I am pretty sure that is some sort of full in. I think the twist was on the first flip. I need to find my glasses. 100.26 she does it again. This has to make the start value at least a 5.8 right? We never saw the double Arabian I am just assuming she still has that as her opening pass.
This is why I like Kyla. She is the only one of the floor looking out for other people. Maggie Nichols thinks she owns the floor never looking at anyone and Kyla moves out of the way for Erin Macadaeg. Kyla has the gold medal and she is moving out of the way for Erin Macadaeg. The only reason I even know who Erin Macadaeg is is because I just saw her picture in the link earlier or I would be calling her that girl.
I won’t be around much tomorrow (the kids are coming to take over my house and time til about 8 PM) so any discussion of the Classics until the actual Classics goes in this blog.
USA=Gymnastics has all the info.
Live podium training coverage. There will be a live stream of both junior (8:30 a.m. CT) and senior (11 a.m. CT) podium training from the Secret U.S. Classic on Friday, July 26. The stream will be available on SecretClassic.com/live.
Simone Biles has a pretty impressive feat in this video. I know it is one of those trampoline like floor’s but she totally lands this with head and chest up.
Thanks to Fulltwist all the info you need is here
Kennedy Baker, Texas Dreams
Simone Biles, Bannon’s
Lacy Dagen, San Mateo
Madison Desch, GAGE
Brenna Dowell, GAGE
Peyton Ernst, Texas Dreams
Rachel Gowey, Chow’s
Ariana Guerra, Texas Dreams
Madison Kocian, WOGA
Erin Macadaeg, San Mateo
McKayla Maroney, All Olympia
Grace McLaughlin, WOGA
Abigail Milliet, Denton
Maggie Nichols, Twin City Twisters
Lexie Priessman, Cincinnati
Kyla Ross, Gym-Max
Mykayla Skinner, Desert Lights
(I had to delete the other post and start a new one because I had to fix a mistake in the banner because I am too tired to be making these now. Sorry about your few comments people)